I’d like to make a short announcement before I properly get into today’s topic. On the blog, from now on, new posts will be uploaded every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Mondays will be for lifestyle topics, Wednesdays will be for beauty topics, while Fridays are now for stories. Thank you for your understanding.
Today, we will be discussing inexpensive ways to care for your natural hair, as I’m sure you already figured out from the title. Anyways, quick story before I start, yes I love stories and that’s why you all love me. A couple of days ago, I read a post about the misconception Non Africans have about African women and how they think we don’t have hair and so we buy human hair. You should read it, it’s an amazing post click here to read.
This article reminded me of days when I had to neglect my hair and watch it self destruct because I could not find cheap and good products for my hair. But, then I learned how to improvise, how to make use of the readily available natural ingredients to make my hair healthy again. I am smiling now as I remember how my roommates would look at me in awe when I twisted out my hair by myself or when I made Bantu knots, I was like a guru. Little did they know that na condition make crayfish bend.
Before this short story becomes a long one, let’s get right into it.
First, as a naturalista, you should have the following.
3. Coconut oil or Olive Oil (whichever one you prefer, I use both)
The above mentioned are constants, you can’t do without them, the magic you can perform with these alone are numerous.
Inexpensive products that are good for your hair
Dudu Osun, I use Dudu Osun to shampoo my hair. I did a post on this soap before, the benefits it has to your skin. But do you know the benefits it gives your hair as well? It’s rich natural ingredients include coconut oil, Osun, Shea butter among others. And you can get it for just 150 Naira.
2. Another Shampoo you can use is, Hair wonder herbal Shampoo. With the abundance of oils inside this product, you don’t need to condition your hair afterwards.
3. Coconut Oil and Water. Get a spritz bottle, pour these two in equal quantities inside the bottle, it’s a great conditioner for your hair. It makes it easier to comb and remember, if you don’t like finger combing, always endeavor to use a large tooth comb. If you are coconut oil intolerant, this might irritate your scalp so you can use Olive oil instead.
4. Dark and Lovely’s Leave-in-conditioner. We are all know Dark and Lovely is famous for their relaxer but they also have a great line of natural hair products that are surprisingly quite cheap. I hope they still are because it has been a while since I used them.
5. Shea butter and coconut oil mix: This is my own personal mix, I use this as a moisturizer when I want to plait my hair. I take a tablespoon scoop of shea butter and two tablespoons of coconut oil. Then I put them in a small microwave plastic container, boil water in pot and then place this covered container in the pot and let the butter and the oil melt into each other. When it’s done I let it cool in room temperature for about 30 minutes and then I put into the fridge to solidify it. It’s a good hair cream.
These products are cheap but they are effective, you hair will look stronger and healthier with them and you don’t have to break the bank.
DIY Pre-Shampoo Conditioning for Hair Growth
3 Coconut oil
4. Olive oil.
When I did my big chop, this hair routine gave my hair a strong foundation and accelerated growth but it was not an overnight success, like everything, it takes time but you’ll definitely see improvements.
1. Mix two tablespoons of honey, one tablespoon each of coconut oil and olive oil, with egg, don’t separate the egg white beat everything together. You can use a teaspoon instead of a tablespoon depending on how full your hair is.
2. After beating the mixture, divide your hair into small bits and apply.
3. Then cover your hair with a plastic bag (Nylon) I suggest this nylon instead of a shower cap because it’s bigger it will cover your hair better and you can dispose it easily. Use a think nylon or double it.
4. Leave it covered like that overnight or for five hours but most preferably over night.
5. Wash out completely and thoroughly to avoid egg remnants.
That’s it, pre-shampoo conditioning for Hair Growth. Thank you all for reading this evening’s post. I am always open to new suggestions and ideas. You can leave a comment below or send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org let’s grow together.