Napptural Reality

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Deep Conditioning Night...

Viola! Whoop, there it is, and all that late 1990s stuff. ;-p Tonight, I decided to use my TIGI Moisture Maniac Conditioner to deep condition with. I parted my hair in two (the top portion has already been "done" in this pic) and slathered my hair full of conditioner.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I always semi-wet my hair with water before putting in my conditioner. This helps the conditioner to get into all those little pores/spaces in your hair that it needs to get to in order to condition properly. In the pic, you can see that I've already loaded the top part of my hair with conditioner and braided it up. The bottom portion has been wet and loaded with conditioner and is waiting for me to braid it above. Below, the finished processed. From start to finish, this takes me about 20 minutes. In the morning, I shampoo with Kenra Moisturizing shampoo, then let Neutrogena T-Sal Shampoo sit on my scalp for a minutes. I follow up with some conditioner, Paul Mitchell The Detangler - forgot to photograph it - then comb through my hair with my Jilbere shower comb. I do this about once a week or every other week.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Additional Products....

I almost forgot about these products that I use on a fairly regular basis. The 911 I use sparingly, but it's still an excellent product to have. I went on a mission for this the last time I was in Seattle and bought about 5 bottles to keep in case of emergency, LOL. The Aveda leave-on conditioner is fantabulous, as are all of the Aveda products I've used.

Friday, September 30, 2005

My Products....

You asked for it, so here it of my products. You'll see my TIGI Bed Head Chocolate Head - used about every 4 to 5 months - my Aveda (I ran out of my Deep Penetrating....gotta make a trip to Seattle for that), and my hair butters from . I try to keep it as simple as possible. I shampoo with Kenra Moisturizing Shampoo, but just about all of 'em are the same. I figure it's best to focus on the conditioners.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Length is real

I have always been a FIRM believer in keeping it 100% nappy. I will remain this way for the remainder of my life. THIS is why. First off, welcome to my napptural hair care blog. This was not created to worship my hair or anything like that, but it is a place for black women to find inspiration. Inspiration to be nappy. Inspiration to remain nappy. Inspiration to accept themselves the way they are without needing to change for anyone or anything else. I NEVER use heat on my hair, and as you can see from the photos, my hair growth in the now more than THREE years that I've been natural (July 17, 2002 is the nappyversary date for me) speaks for itself. I decided to do a braid out today and here are the results. The brown, almost blondish flecks of color you see in my hair were naturally created by the sun this summer. Yeah, it DOES get hot in Washington state. I look forward to posting more on this blog!