If you’ve been natural for longer than 2 hours, we're sure your bathroom sink resembles the natural hair aisle in Target. A few products are there because your natural haired friend told you they were awesome, some are there because a celeb status YouTuber said it was her holy grail product, and some are there because you were standing on the Target aisle with your head spinning and grabbed the product with the prettiest packaging.
STOP! Curls don’t come in a bottle.
That curling custard is not going to give you curls when you have kinks. That thick shea butter shampoo will suck if you have thin, fine hair. That conditioner with the 100% natural juices and berries will not be your savior if you have dry/damaged hair. A product is only as good as the hair it’s being applied to. To be effective a product must be formulated to address what your real natural hair concerns are.
Not the 3C, 4A, 4B madness of hair typing. We're talking about your length, thickness, porosity, elasticity, hydration level, prior chemical processes, current medicines being taken, hormonal/pregnancy state, and so many other factors.
Care for, treat well, and love your real hair.
Whether you’re transitioning, newly chopped, or been a curly + natural girl forever, one thing’s for sure, the secret to great hair is understanding what you're working with.
Saturday hair marathons, two hour detangling sessions
Missed candlelit dinners + skinny dipping sessions, because you just can't get it together enough to tackle your hair?
An easy 30 day reset on how to think about and care for your hair.
"The 30dayhairdetox is all about loving your hair and learning an effective regimen, the benefits of using great products with quality ingredients and getting away from the over and/or unnecessary usage of heavy oils (like shea, coconut, and castor), gels with polymers, silicones and parabens (things that coat the hair, weigh it down and block moisture).
This is key to ending the common, never ending cycle of searching for that "Holy Grail" product or next great product discovery which, consequentially, leads to overly dry, damaged, breaking hair.
Bottom line, clean hydrated hair is happy, healthy, simple hair. Aka: FREEDOM.
Detox participant & Licensed /Practicing Cosmetologist
If you aren't ready to invest in the course, please join our kinda regular newsletter (we're busy moms) that will give you a snippet of what goes on inside of this #30DayHairDetox life.
One day we were sitting around the salon in Chicago discussing the “trends” in natural hair. As Aeleise was educating a client on how all the “right” things she was doing for her hair were actually causing her issues, Aisha got the brilliant idea to turn that knowledge and so-called method into a natural hair challenge. Everybody else has challenges for length retention and protective styling, why not one for removing all the gunk we pile on our hair daily?
Curly + Natural Hair Geek | 10yr + Licensed Master Cosmetologist | Deva Advanced Cutting Stylist | Entwine Couture Lead Stylist | Curly Hair Artistry Member
Editor of ChocolateCurlsBeauty.com | Contributor to BlackDoctor.org | Licensed Cosmetologist | Chocolate Curl Expert in Training