Thursday, 21 July 2011

Closing the frizz factory

First of all, I want to say that to a certain extent I love my frizz. I think of those little crazy curls as the ones with the most personality. My problem is when they all show up at the same time demanding attention. Then it becomes a chore.

I still consider myself as a semi-new natural and I’m trying to figure out what works best for my hair. Now that I’m experiencing my first summer 100% natural in humid, hazy Ontario, Canada, I find the frizz has now gotten out of control.

I’ve tried a tiny sample of Aveda’s Brilliant Anti-Humectant Pomade. So far so good, but it’s very pricey, even though the Canadian dollar has been doing so well lately. It’s still $31.50 at the Aveda store at the Eaton’s Centre in Toronto. Pure craziness!!!

I may try Curls Gel –lec’c or Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle. My problem is that I’ve curbed my product junkism (PJ-ism) and I don’t want to start back again for approximately three months of summer. I also want to find something that fits into my current regime or won’t require me to change too much. Yet, I don’t want to walk around looking like a frizz bucket either. I’ll let you know how far I get.

What are you using to get your frizz under control and what techniques are you using?

Blessings and Curls,


Monday, 18 July 2011

Living and learning as a natural

Welcome to my blog. Here you will see post about what I’m experiencing as a natural.

After my frequent battles with dermatitis and burns from relaxers, I decided it was time to grow out my perm and try the natural lifestyle. Last perm: May 8th, 2010 – Big chop: February 19th, 2011. I count my growth while I was transitioning, since to me it is just as important as being fully natural. Therefore, I’ve been natural for 14 months and I’m loving it.

By natural lifestyle, mean using 90% natural hair products. I’m done with the mineral oil, paraben and sulfate laced products, and I’ve noticed quite a difference in how my hair reacts to them. So far so good! Dermatitis is still flares up every once in a while, but not as intense as before. Natural products have allowed me to see tremendous progress in my hair over the last year, so I plan to stick with them. My favourites right now are my own whipped shea butter mix, Kinky Curly Knot Today, coconut oil and my homemade spritz (water, avocado oil, castor oil and aloe juice). I also use Eco Styler gel to sometimes hold my curlies down.

To be honest I don’t even remember what my hair texture was like as a child, but I do remember it being thick and long. My mom washed and pressed my hair every two weeks. The detangling sessions were not fun times let me tell you, but otherwise my hair seemed to thrive back in those days.

So I’m looking forward to sharing hair stories with you and I’m hoping we can all learn together.

Blessings and Curls,