Here in Colorado we are finally getting a taste of some warmer weather. Sure we’ve had a few sunny days here and there but this week is supposed to be gorgeous! Now I can actually start making plans for summer which, for me, means a lot of gardening and outdoor activities. Some of you may be thinking about vacationing soon which prompted this post. I thought to myself, “what hair products would I bring on vacation?” You can also think of this as my, “if I were stranded on a desert island what hair products would I take?” list.
This month I’ll be celebrating 10 years on my natural hair journey. I have learned so much over the years about my hair in it’s natural state. I’ve also been lucky enough to share my findings through my videos on my YouTube channel and here on my blog. In today’s post I want to share some tips for anyone who is just starting their natural hair journey.
One of the main reasons I decided to go natural was the versatility. I just loved the fact that you could do so many different styles with natural hair. If you’ve been following my YouTube channel then you know that I’ve been straightening my hair since the beginning. One of my first video uploads was a slideshow of how I used a flat iron to straighten my TWA. So many people asked how I did it. Since then I have learned a few more things about how to get flawless straight natural hair and I’d like to share them today.
When I started learning about natural hair ten years ago, there wasn’t nearly as much information on it as there is now. The first web pages that I landed on always focused on switching to products with all natural ingredients. Slowly that information started showing up in YouTube videos where people were making their own hair products. I have to admit that I was one of those people who swore by using (and making) all natural products.
Over the years, I picked through the hits and misses but one ingredient is still present in my products today. You may have guessed by the title that I’m talking about aloe vera. I still swear by this ingredient because aloe vera has been a life saver for my hair.
Here’s my latest Youtube Video where I go over a few updates for my channel and natural hair
journey. I even speak a little bit about what I’m doing with my hair now for moisture during the colder weather.
WATCH MY LATEST HAIR UPDATE ON YOUTUBE
My Protective Style Challenge
This weekend I posted a video to help keep all of my viewers up to date on my protective style challenge. I started wearing my natural hair in protective hair styles in hopes to retain more length this year. I would like to see my hair at least a few inches longer so I thought putting it away would help speed things up.
One Name to Rule Them All
Last month I took the plunge and renamed my Youtube Channel. It was something that I was contemplating for some time now. It feels good to have one name across all of my social media platforms as well. Just makes things so much easier for me.
Winter Hair Routine and New Products
Lately I have been playing around with a couple of moisturizers to help boost my curly styles. I’m having great success and mention both in my new video.
Be sure to stop by my Youtube Channel for more hair tutorials and curly hair updates!