Find me a woman who says she has no complaints with her hair, and I’ll show you a liar. Curly, straight, big, thin, limp or frizzy; we all struggle with our hair and its misbehaving attitude.
After cutting it all of a while ago, I resorted to using heat all the time to maintain my short style. But the damage to my curls was visible. Now I’m on a mission to revive my hair and stay away from using heat. But I wanted to do this the manageable and healthy way.
I started researching online, naturally, for various options in terms of hair care. One of my favourite blogs for natural hair care is Hey Fran Hey. Francheska’s simple steps to condition your hair, co-washing to avoid stripping it of it’s natural moisture and best methods to keep it strong are great and easy to follow.
She inspired me to go hunting for the right products in Toronto and I found a great store in North York that carried all the products. Best part were the helpful staff that answered all my questions from what is co-washing (washing with conditioner instead of shampoo) and how to keep the moisture locked in my curls throughout the day not just when its wet. Shout out to the ladies at Honey Fig.
So these are my 3 go-to products right now- Mixed Chicks’ Leave-In Conditioner, Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie in Cocunut and Hibiscus and Shea Moisture’s Reconstructing Finishing Elixir. Starting off with wet hair, the leave-in locks in the moisture as a base. The curl enhancing smoothie makes each curl pronounced and the spray gives it that sheen and ensure it doesn’t frizz throughout the day. So far so good. I’ll track my progress as I work to bring my curls back and share the stories.