I am exactly 2 years, 7 months, 4 weeks, and 1 day in deep into this natural hair journey....thanks to the little ticker that keeps up with the exact time frame!! LOL I actually started transitioning in 2009. My hair should probably be down my back by now but I'm definitely happy with the scissors. I can truly say I LOVE being natural!! The versatility is awesome and did I mention blogging about it all is not too shabby either?
My advice to newbies: load up on all the freakin youtube videos, facebook pages, twitter feeds, instgrams, Google+, tumblr pages, and blogs in the beginning..why?...because its fun!! Once you do that, oh and get over being a Product Junkie (I'm still in recovery), figure out what works for YOUR hair. There is no magic curl making product out there I promise...unless you want a Jerri Curl :) Remember...Its just hair. Take good care of it but don't go all nutty!
I think I'm going to focus a little more on growth for awhile and I have an itch to color it again. There will be photos, trust me lol. Whatever I decide to do I will enjoy the freedom of changing it up!
Twist Out Pre-Poo I spray Infusium Pro-Vitamin Leave in Hair Treatment to my dry hair and apply warm EVOO from roots to ends. I cover with a shower cap and leave on for a few hours (if time permits). Shampoo Wash hair using Hair One Cleansing Conditioner (Olive Oil). I usually do my process in the shower.
Source I ran out of my rosewater and glycerin pre-mixed spray, so I decided to make my own this time. I purchased Frontier vegetable glycerin and Alwadi rosewater. I used a 4 oz. bottle, put 2 parts rosewater, 1 part aloe vera juice, and about 1 tbs. of glycerin. If you plan to try it, you can play around and do variations to find what does well with your coils. Do not use too much glycerin unless you want sticky hair! Be sure to refrigerate afterwards. This spritzer is a great way to add moisture to your hair between washes. Today I am using it to do dry twists. If you try it, come back and let me know how it worked out for you and your recipe used! Glycerin is great for your hair because it attracts water and water=moisture. Rose water increases bloodflow to the scalp, which promotes hair growth.