As the title implies, for the past couple of weeks one of the MAJOR question I have been asked a million times is 'I just started my hair journey what do I do or what do I need?... Most people have fallen prey to the arms of all these greedy brands that claim to be natural but ain't in anyway... So what do you need as a new naturalista..
Just a few things for you to know at this point is...
- This is the time for you to study your hair and what works for you.
- If you are African, your hair is likely to be in the 4 hair type range either a 4a, b or c... Whichever way get to know your hair.
- Have patience!, your hair is going to grow if you do the right things.
- You have to be diligent in well doing boo.
- Oils ~~~ I say oils because if you have more than one at your disposal, PRAISE THE LORD! . Coconut and castor oil is what I would recommend in this phase.. Nothing fancy; this is the point where you try to desensitize your brain from all the chemicals that you have applied and Just apply good ole oils.
- Shea butter ~~~ Shea butter has alot of benefits that is amazing for your hair, even when you hair has left the TWA (Tinny Weeny Afro) You will forever be needing Shea butter, it helps as a moisturiser and helps makes your hair softer at the same time amongst other benefits..
- African Black Soap ~~~ The African Black soap is one of the most natural form of shampoo you will ever come across... You can use it like that or melt it and make it into a shampoo form for easy application.
These are basically all you need to start up your journey... With this you can practice the LOC OR LCO method.
- L~ Liquid (water)
- O~ Oil ( coconut or castor oil)
- C~ Cream ( Shea butter)
- L~ Liquid
- C~ Cream
- O~ Oil
Any of these methods help enhance hair growth...
For extra zing and 'serenre' you can decide to do a protein treatment every other week to make the hair strands stronger, maintain a curl pattern, keep your hair moisturised, grow and maintain your hair. A simple protein treatment is
Pictures of my hair when it was in the TWA stage.