As of late, I have directed a lot of energy and attention to the overall process of Self-Love, a process it is! Head to Toe, In and Out… we are ALL learning to love ourselves, Men included. I tend to focus a lot on the minds and spirits of our Queens, because it is us who our Young Princes look to for insight on a Woman’s image and energy. They will then pass on their hindsight and affection as Fathers and Husbands.
With that said, I notice more often than not, a lot of us (females) question the process of loving our hair in its given form, known as “Natural”, simply because we are not sure where to start! It’s fairly simple; It starts with appreciating yourself enough to be you and love that you in entirety, hair included.
Make friends with your fuzzy friend!
What does she like? Can she stand a tug of a braid or is she more of of sleek pony kind of gal?
That’s right! Personify your hair. This way, you will constantly acknowledge your hair and what it needs.
That is the easy part!
Once you’ve decided to go on this lovely journey of hair revival, the more tedious part is finding what product(s) work for YOU!
You can and should research the “Natural” process extensively, nevertheless, the Trial and Error is inevitable!
This is not a bad thing, do not be mistaken. Very much necessary, the Trials allow you to lend a helping hand to Sisters walking the same path.
Below are a few products I’ve found helpful (for the most part), of course there will be products you favor, but these are a few to get you started and continuing!
All of which can be found in typical Pharmaceutical/Cosmetic stores or large retailers such as CVS, Walgreens or Walmart; however, they can ALL be found at RICKY’S NYC for a reasonable price.
Visit www.rickysnyc.com to purchase online or to find a RICKY’S near you!
Well Wishes on your Journey -Starr :]
The thing I love most about Deva Curl, honestly, is the fact that they make a blow dryer and diffuser specifically for women with a curly/wavy textured hair who actually embrace and want to keep their curl!
ACCOMMODATION who?! This diverse brand seems to be most popular for their “NO POO CLEANSER”.
Miss Jessie’s, a fairly known brand, “the best darn [insert whichever cream or pudding you buy here!]” haha!
I think Miss Jessie’s is a great product for those who have not lost most of their natural curl/twist/wave to heat/flat iron damage, and for those who have been off of the “Creamy Crack” for some time! Certainly a Curl Enhancer!
Mixed Chicks is a personal favorite of mine! I love their leave-in conditioner! I do find that although it reconstructs any lost curl, it can leave the hair a bit unconditioned/dry after about the 2nd day (unused), the next product, Moroccan Oil, is great to top it off with it. I would definitely recommend this brand for starters! Both Mixed Chicks and Miss Jessie’s offer products for children as well.While most products are not restricted to gender, Mixed Chicks also makes “HIS Mix” specifically for fellas!
I usually go for the kids shampoo (with any brand) when the Regular shampoo is NOT Sulfate-free, and it works just as well by being more mild and gentle!
This is one of the World’s best kept secrets.
I’ve noticed it is popular in Eastern areas of the world, New York and known by hair lovers; however, not so much known to our community! Composed of natural Argon Oil, Moroccan Oil helps restore broken ends, promotes growth and moisturizes your hair, three of the most common reasons for hair death.
Click HERE to learn more about Moroccan Oil!
If you know me, you that I am totally pro-Shea Butter!
Shea Butter is useful for many things from lightening dark spots, to promoting circulation and providing moisture! Shea Moisture is a Natural brand that offers many things, natural. I recently purchased the Deep Treatment Shea Moisture Masque, I can not wait to use it!
This Masque, as with all Hair Masques, are essential to hair growth, repair and most certainly, moisture.
“I have learned a lot of things along the way, (1) my addiction to wanting to have bone straight hair, with not a single hair out of place stemmed from insecurity. And (2) I wanted to further explore [and did] where this insecurity came from, and if I was denouncing my culture by objecting to show my kinky roots. This hasn’t been easy, the truth hurts. Stings. Yet it sets you free.  My vice of needing to keep my hair straight, has now been replaced with finding curl enhancing creams, pomades, and other products to tame what I once deemed as unruly hair. As I sift through more and more pictures, and shed my stagnant view of beauty, I start to get more of a sense of how beautiful afro-textured hair really is. I have a long way to go, and looking at pics of hair in it’s most natural state isn’t going to change my actions/attitudes/views about myself overnight. However as long as I know where I am going, I know I will be just fine. This post is for all my beautiful sisters out there who needed a little bit of natural inspiration today. Enjoy!”