Saturday, January 12, 2008

Natural Hair Products

Okay, I've been wearing my hair natural for about 6 years now. I've been frustrated trying to find a consistent person to cut my hair the way I like it. I'm a cosmetologist, so I am allowed to be picky. Another frustration is finding hair products to define my natural curl (I'm a 4ab; thick density, and color-treated), impart moisture to my dry hair, and add shine.

Last semester while I was researching on the web for a cosmetology theory class I was teaching, I ran across a few videos in You Tube where women were making their own homemade hair products. I thought that it was interesting; but due to my hectic life at the time, I didn't pursue it.

Now, some months, later I ran across some bulk shea butter in one of my dresser drawers. I had just finished doing my hair color and was in the conditioning phase. I melted some of it in the microwave just as I had saw the young lady do on You Tube. I rinsed out the conditioner, towel dried my hair, and put some of the melted shea butter in my hair. WOW! It felt so soft after it dried and was shiny.

I didn't know that the shea butter would harden as it cooled. I then began my web search on homemade hair products for natural hair. I found several:

Now I am going to attempt to make my own body butters and hair butters, moisturizers, and conditioners. We'll see how it goes!

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