Hair we go again

Natural Hair – Products: The Clean-Up Crew

This is the end of the series on my haircare basics. If you missed my earlier posts, you can catch them here and here.

Today I’m sharing what I use to wash my hair.

haircleaningproductsHerbal Essences Hello Hydration – In June I bought the largest bottle on the shelf right before I started to undo my hair. (It’s over a liter of conditioner!!) Little did I realize that when it comes to taking out locs, the best thing for me to do was use either water, or nothing at all.

Nevertheless, the purchase wasn’t a waste. I’ve always loved using Hello Hydration on my loose natural hair. In addition to cowashing, it’s great for detangling.

I figure the size will save me money in the long run. The bottle is one point eighty-nine litres. I expect it to last me until doomsday Christmas.

TRESemmé Naturals Nourishing Moisture Shampoo – Although I love cowashing, every now and then I use a regular shampoo on my hair.

I bought this brand purely based on the reputation of its conditioner counterpart*. If it disappoints me, you’ll be the first to know.

*If you type “tresemme naturals conditioner natural hair” into Google, a ton of search results will appear. Apart from Hello Hydration, TRESSemmé is the only other brand name that’s really been on my radar.

Hair we go again

Amen and hallelujah.

“I love my hair because it’s a reflection of my soul.”

It’s appalling to me that from childhood, many black women are taught that their hair is nothing but a problem that must be dealt with. Rather than being told about how to care for it, they learn that it needs to be altered or disguised in order to be considered “beautiful”.

Thank God for Tracee’s video. I need to get around to making a response.