Hello everyone. So I have been getting a lot of questions about hair growth ,recommendations for natural products & products to make your hair softer & thicker. Above is a picture of all my natural & semi natural products that I use.
Starting from the back left to right:-
1)mane n tail comb - great for shine thickness,strength as well as growth. I use it mostly in the summer when I become a beach bum:-)
2)caballo combo- originally for horses - this comb is great all year around,great for growth,thickness & moisturizes. Your hair won’t tangle.
3)the bamboo tea- it contains silca so it’s great for hair growth,skin and nails plus great skin. Overall wellbeing.
4) bamboo novex deep conditioner- I use it as a protein conditioner. If your hair is shedding or damaged, reach for it. It contains bamboo- great for growth sprout.
5) raw Shea butter with coconut oil- enough said.
Front from left
1)Aussie 3 min conditioner- I use it in the shower wen I’m in a hurry but still want that soft hair. This conditioner will never let u down.
2)hair skin & nail gummies- ma doctor recommended them for ma skin but I have noticed great changes in ma hair too.
3) black soap- I use it for clarifying my hair wen I have build up, after swimming or a night out at the bar with the hubby.
4)novex leave in cream- it’s a conditioner that contains bamboo. Smells great as well & makes hair shine.
5)novex bamboo oil- I use it to seal ma ends, great on split ends, shine & scalp conditioning & hair growth as well.
6) Jamaican black castor oil with argan oil- great for hair growth, to seal in moisture ,add shine. Sometimes I mix in olive oil so I can use it as a hot oil treatment.
These products will work on any hair type, relaxed,natural,virgin natural or transitioning. Buy one at a time and see it it works for u. But I’m sure u won’t be disappointed.
Wavy and/or curly hair is notorious for being hard to control, frizzy, poofy, annoying, sensitive, dry, coarse…the list is endless. (Don’t believe me? Check out this link.)
So, hopefully my fellow wavies/curlies will find this post somewhat helpful!
Step 1.Identifying your hair type
You can use this pic to determine what your hair type is:
Now, remember that your hair doesn’t have to belong to just one type. Especially if you have long hair, as the weight of your hair will drag the curls down. I’m a mixture of type 2 and 3.
Step 2.The right products
You might have heard of the ‘no poo’ movement (and if you think it’s some bizzare ritual of forced constipation, you obviously haven’t) and it’s basically where you ditch shampoos. The most famous/common ones anyway. I actually can’t tell you the do’s and don’ts because when I decided to start using baking soda instead of shampoo, I saw posts saying it was too alkaline to use on hair and the horror stories were enough to make me change my mind. I currently use some shampoo mixed with shikakai powder, and that seems to work. However, it might not be easy to find outside India, so here are a few ideas:
You could also co wash your hair. Now my hair isn’t that thick, (or curly) so I haven’t tried co-washing (I will soon) but many people swear by it.
Step 3.Apple Cider Vinegar
Dilute ACV (the recommended ratio is 3 parts water, 1 part ACV, but if your hair is thicker, use more ACV and vice versa) and just drench your hair in it post your whole shampoo routine. Yes, it does smell a bit like feet, but bloody hell, it works. It helps restore the pH of your scalp, closes the cuticles and makes hair shinyyyyyy.
Step 4.After shower
If you have curly hair, it’s probably quite dry. So as soon as you get out of the shower, apple some coconut oil (I have a post-shower oil mix thingy, let me know if you want it) on sopping wet hair. Don’t do this on dry hair unless you want it to become, well, very oily. The water helps dilute/thoroughly distribute the oil. Next, apply your regular mousse/gel. But if you want to go all natural (like me!!!!) then try making flax seed hair gel. There are many recipes available online, so I can’t link you to a particular one, but if you want to see my version of it, then again, let me know.
Step 5.Drying your hair
Obviously, everyone would recommend letting it air-dry, but like me, if you can’t do that due to medical reasons, then use the diffuser attachment. If you’re letting it air-dry (this will take longer if you’re using the hair gel) then put it up in crow clips so that the weight of the hair doesn’t pull your curls out of shape.
Step 6. Enjoy your fantastic hair and hair-flip your way through the world!!!!