Anyway, to 2008. Today when I was shampooing my hair, I used a shampoo from my past that I found upstairs. It was Nature's Gate Herbal Shampoo. When I firsted started wearing my hair chemical free, I was focused on using products that had the least amount of detergent. Since then, I'm not quite sure what happened. The Herbal Shampoo has SLS way down on the list of ingredients which is why I started using it from the beginning. I got out of the whole thing about my hair looking like someone else's since I was very aware that my natural hair is my DNA not meant to look like anyone elses. Maybe similar but not like when I was relaxed because relaxers take the uniqueness of hair away. Since blogging, I have become a junkie again reading what everyone else is using and trying it all out. Softness, dryness, growth whatever, I was looking for a product would make it happen. I would run my hands through my hair and think....My hair is dry, let me see what others are using. Or, I would feel someone else's locks and buy whatever she was using. I remember thinking back to a few years ago that softness is relative. First, my hair was not going to be soft like it was when I was relaxed. That was the first hurdle I had to get over when I first cut my hair. Not that my hair was hard but it was just a different soft. Secondly, DNA is not going to allow my hair to feel like anyone. So now, is my hair hard or is it dry? My hair isn't hard unless I don't keep it moisturized. That's the important thing. Sure, I condition now, but at one point I got lazy and forgot to keep my hair moisturized. So, I've gone back to the Bodifying Mist. It's a hairsaver for my hair. My hair is conditioned and moisturized with this product between shampoos. It's great!
Just a little something that was on my mind.
I can't seem to find the time to keep up with things. It doesn't help that I forget to take pics when my styles come out the way I want. But lately, I've been doing more freestyin' than anything. I've been extra busy with work, school and family. In between all of that I'm trying to be a healthier me and exercise. It is GREAT that after I workout, I don't have to worry about doing my hair. I rinse or spray with a mixture and that's it. I shampoo my hair weekly. That's it! How simple is that? My friends are scheduling workouts around hair appointments. It is oh so nice not to have to think about that anymore. I just workout and go. I am loving it!!!
The top pics show the difference in my over 6 months. During this time, I did get a small trim to even it up some since it was so uneven after having removed the 1st set.