My natural tresses are progressing nicely! I am liking...not loving the wash and go. For a while there I felt like Kunte Kente or a run away slave (relax folks)....it was hard to get use to my emerging curls! I was rocking that fade!! Again, this is new territory and I'm embracing it!
I mentioned in an earlier post (The Hair Journey) that I've struggled with dandruff/dry scalp/ scalp fungus for years. Since I've started growing my hair back I've been using aloe to take away the dryness. It works!!! I use it 2 - 3 times per week. I've also mixed it with slippery elm bark for extra moisture.
I apply it when my hair is wet and cover it with a shower cap. I let it dry and style as desired in the morning.
I take the fresh aloe leaf, peel it, and blend it to a smooth consistency. Love it!!!! I've also been using single oils on my hair: jojoba and grape seed. The aloe moisture mix softens my hair and nourishes my scalp...I feel like I'm doing a commercial! :)
The curls are refined by using Taliah Wajid's curly curl crème.
|Aloe + slippery elm moisture mix|
|Fresh aloe leaf|
|The good stuff!|
The next steps are to:
- Consult my barber (who works with all types of natural hair styles and lengths) for more ideas
- Meet with a friend who's hair is a similar length to share ideas and products
- Keep it growing baby!
More to come!
Peace and blessings!!