After years of vowing to NEVER stop relaxing my hair, I decided to end my relationship with relaxers and thus began my natural hair journey.
I’ve kept my hair short for years, think Nia Long in her Fresh Prince of Bel-Air days,
No new growth formed against me shall prosper was my motto, and because of the thickness of my hair, I was relaxing religiously.
It all came to an end in April of 2016, when I finally decided to embrace my hair and let it do what it does. I’ve been relaxer free for a little over a year now and it’s been quite a learning experience.
I’ll be the first to admit that up until recently I was struggling to find products that work well for me. I’ve learned that not all hair is created equal and that the key to making things work is to find what works for you.
That being said, let’s talk hair.
Last month, as many of you may know, I attended EmpowerHer (read more about it here), and connected with some wonderful women. One of those fabulous ladies introduced me to Alodia Hair Care and I’m forever indebted.
I keep my hair in protective styles 80% of the time, braids and units are my go-to styles and I touch on the topic of protective styling here.
I’ve been thought a few things on this natural hair journey, and if you’re new to this I hope this post can give you tips and encourage you to fight the good fight that is transitioning from relaxed to natural. It’s a struggle. At least it was for me. LOL
- I mentioned above that my hair is in a protective style 90% of the time. You will either catch me in braids or a unit of some sort ( shout out to Outre and their Big Beautiful Hair half wigs) pictured above. My hair is twisted under my unit, locking in some serious moisture, thanks to Alodia’s Nourish and Moisturize Hair Cream. I always joke that my hair is thirsty. I now know that moisture is key.
- A healthy scalp promotes growth and this scalp oil is now bae.
- Keep it clean. I used to wash my hair twice a week, literally stripping it of ALL it’s natural moisture. I didn’t know any better. I’ve narrowed it down to once a week or once every two weeks depending on product build up or laziness. This shampoo smells divine, and don’t get me started on this masque. It is also bae.
- STAY away from any products that contain the following: Sulfates, Silicones, Phthalates, Parabens, Petroleum, Mineral Oil, Artificial Colors and Fragrance. Thankfully you’re in good hands with Alodia.
Last, but certainly not least, NEVER SAY NEVER.
I always said that I would never transition…
God has a way of making us eat our words. LOL
Got transitioning tips for me? Drop them below! Or better yet, have you tried Alodia’s Hair Care line? What are your thoughts?
Until next time.
“The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.”