As part of my post loc regimen I am trying Naturalioius Moroccan Rhassoul 5-in-1 Clay Treatment. I’ve always wanted to try a clay cleanser because of its great ties to nature…the earth and totally natural ingredients. This particular clay is a treatment because it does more than just cleanse youe hair. It also conditions, deep conditions, detangler, and works as a leave in conditioner.
When I washed my hair the first round (I’m a 2 to 3 time washer) I said to myself that I wasn’t going to get it anymore because I’m used to a certain feel, that of shampoos and conditioner. This unconventional texture was weird to me, so I was a little worries that it wouldn’t work. And I also didn’t feel my hair softening immediately like it does with shampoo and especially conditioner. But by the time I applied the treatment to all four of my hair sections and returned to detangler the first section my hair felt very soft and it Detangled very easily. A love connection has been made!
While I feel that this product is good for my hair on the flip side I find it to be a little pricey, 19.99 for 12 Oz bottle. I have to use a lot to cover my hair and get my scalp and the directions do say to use a generous amount. I suspect the bottle will only last me one more use. On my current regimen I’ll be clarifying with this once a month so the 19 bucks will last me two months. It’s cheaper than when I was relaxed..$60 every two weeks in the winter and every week in the summer. So I guess I won’t complain:). Overall I won’t complain the produce has a nice smell it did what it said it would and I love the results.
Decided to do a braid out this week after my wash routine, I put 14 small braids in my head; 8 in the back (4 one each side of my head) and 6 in the front (3 on each side of my head). Of course I used the Miss Jessies Baby Buttercreme. I wanted my hair to be stretched, yall know i’m a length girl, so I pinned each braid down at the opposite side of my head.
Day 1, I didn’t like it too much at first but I worked with it. I think the braids were too small.
Same day but it’s fallen some after haven been out in the rain without head protection. This was not an intentional act however I like it better. There is no Day 2 because I had a snow day so I stayed in bed with my satin bonnet on ALL DAY LONG…lol
Day 3 and I like it more. You can’t really see it but it’s still very defined.
Day 4 and it’s still going strong. I like it much more than I did day 1.
Day 5 it’s still very nice and defined
Day 6 my lighting isn’t the best in my living room (cause I like it dim) but my hair is starting too lose its sparkle. Pardon my tiredness
Almost three years ago I married my long time associate whom I met in 6th grade. We were pretty close throughout junior high school but lost touch thru high school. Then after many years rekindled in 2009. 🙂 Okay enough history, lol. Fast forward to Jan 2012 I had stopped getting my hair relaxed in December 2011 and started going to the Dominicans for blow outs. My then fiance had no problem with this because he never saw what the Dominican stylist saw (a head full of kinky hair)..lol. when I told him I was going natural at first he didn’t even know what it meant. Then I showed him a few images and videos from Youtube. He was like Naw! Flat out, NO. I like my relationship to be harmonious so I didn’t want to argue plus at the end of day I knew he wouldn’t be really upset if I followed through with these plans. We continued to discus me going natural over the weeks. Then I did it and he called me his lil almond head..lol.
He was very supportive of my hair every month and encouraging when I had moments that were disastrous. But what I noticed in my earlier days was that he was very opinionated and judgmental when it came to other naturals. He’d make little smug remarks about some styles. So my thoughts are that he’s just going through it for me but really doesn’t like it; he like it on me and no one else; he likes some of things I do with my hair and some he doesn’t. Since I took my locs out I’ve worn my hair straight, bantu knot out curls, and flat twist out and my husband preferred the flat twist out. He said he loves my curly hair like that. BIG SMILE 🙂 Overall I think he tolerates me being natural because he loves me. I think for the most part I’m okay with that. Oh another indication that he preferred my relaxed hair or straight styles, which he denies, is that he post more pictures of me on his social media sites with straight hair. He say’s I’m full of it! lol
My son was like, “why did you cute your hair ma?” That was the last conversation he and I has about the subject. I don’t think he cares for it much either as he often comments on kinky hair textures in a negative manner. He’s never made me feel bad and he always treats me the same no matter who we are with. So hes’ not embarrassed but just would prefer me to have been the “norm”.
My older cousin was not a fan when he first saw that I had cut my hair and had gone natural. He joked on me constantly about being ball headed (not knowing that a sister had severe shrinkage). It was a friendly joke nothing serious but his wife is relaxed and I’m sure if she decided to go natural he may divorce her.
These are the most important men in my life so those are the ones that opinions mean something to me. How were the men in your life effected when you told them you were going natural? How did/does it make you feel.
This is so sad…praying for her and the brown/ Houston family