Does anyone else have natural hair? I've posted about this before but I'm really curious to see if anyone else is on the "natural journey" lol. I've been natural my entire life; I used to get my hair straightened with a hot comb (later on, I switched to a flat iron) every 2 weeks. Standing appointment! But my hair reached a point my sophomore year of college where it stopped retaining length (all hair grows; retaining length is another story). And started to look thinner...just, horrible.
Usually in the summer time I would let my hair do it's thing. Which basically means I fought it. Back then there weren't really any "natural" hair products out there and no one was showcasing their curls. I tried every product under the sun! Summer of 2009 though, I started braiding my hair and bunning it (protective styling and didn't even know it!) and challenged myself to go as long as I could without heat on my hair. I also had managed to get my hands on some way better products, even though they were full of sulfates, silicones, parabens and all that bad stuff!
That was almost 3 years ago.
Since then, I have straightened my hair only twice. Once in April 2010 for a length check and once in March 2011 for my sister's wedding. Never again! I love my curls, I love having texture and being able to do so much more with my hair. It has definitely gotten longer, healthier, shinier and just all around more amazing. If I were to categorize it, I would say it's 3C with a mixture of 4A. Regardless, I love it! I'm currently doing a modified CG Method (Curly Girl Method) and my hair likes it. I also use Aloe Vera Gel, oils on my ends and finger detangle. Combs and brushes tend to rip through my hair or skimp over little tangles or knots too much. I love Kinky Curly, Curls (specifically their Creme Brulee), Curl Junkie, Darcy's Botanicals, and Nature's Gate.
Anyone else out there natural? We should have a meet-up!