I’m often asked what do I use on my hair when I do a wash & go. If you are naturalista, you know all to well how hard it can be to find the right products that work great with your natural hair.
I like to keep it simple with 2 or 3 products. I’ve gone through my product junkie stage especially while trying to find the perfect products. While trying different products, there was one product that tested true and faithful to my type of curl pattern ( which is 4a curl pattern) and that was Eco styler gel aloe vera. I could not live without it lol.
Over time I’ve learned different techniques to use so that my wet & go style always come out perfect 👌. So I decided to do a video showing how I achieve my poppin curls. P.s. we ALL have “good hair”. You just have to find the products that work best for your hair type. Feel free to like and subscribe. If you have video ideas for me, leave me your ideas or hair questions in the comments and I will get on it. P.S. I’m also a licensed cosmetologist 😜
The definition of Body image is the perception that a person has of their physical self and the thoughts and feelings that result from that perception. These feelings can be positive, negative or both, and are influenced by individual and environmental factors.
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way. I want you to look at my (UNEDITED) portrait 👇👇👇👇👇
Now, let me be completely transparent with you. When I first saw this picture, i hated it. And I refused to post it. I will tell you why. I hated it because it point out my imperfections back at me. It reminded me that my 2 pregnancies stretched my stomach to the max in my life. It shows the extra rolls on my side. And it shows the insecurity on my face because that was my focus while taking the picture.
How many of you can relate to the feelings and emotions of seeing a photo of yourself and immediately wanting to delete it?
Why is that?
Who told you that you were not beautiful with your rolls and stretch marks?
Who are you comparing yourself to? Why have you been comparing yourself to others?
Who wrote the rules on whats perfect and whats not?
These are the same questions I had to ask my self and come up with answers. It caused me to do some deep soul searching. I realized those thoughts about myself were not healthy thoughts. They were self sabotaging and damaging self thoughts. I forced myself to look at this picture and point out beautiful things about what I disliked. I looked at my stretch marks and told myself those of the most beautiful marks on my body. Those marks was produced so that i could have this 👇👇👇👇
My 2 beautiful young gems💎
Then I went to my rolls or love handles. I couldn’t come up with anything lol so I said giiiiiiiiirrrrrrrrl its probably all kinds of muscle up under there lololol And thats another thing….laugh at yourself from time to time. Stop taking yourself so seriously. Feeling beautiful doesn’t start from the outside. It doesn’t start once you lose those extra pounds. NO!! It starts right where you all. Stretch marks with love handles with a side of extra cushion. Its not in everyone’s genetic makeup to be a size 2, 5, or a 10. Find the beauty in yourself right now then work on the physical improvements. Whoever you are, I think your imperfections are a beautiful part of you. Until next time…
Always start with freshly cleansed hair. I use the Giovanni shampoo and conditioner line. I purchase my shampoo and Conditioner at Vitamin Shoppe. It’s very inexpensive and i enjoy the natural benefits of this hair care line.
Whenever I condition my hair with Giovanni deep conditioner, I prefer to use a plastic cap and sit under my hair steamer. You guys…. the hair steamer is liiiiife!!! Our hair need so much moisture placed back in after shampooing. The hair steamer does just that to your hair. Sometimes, I steam my hair without any product in it as well. I will probably do a video on the hair steamer and let you see the difference. Usually, I’ll sit under the steamer for 20 minutes then I rinse my hair with cold water to close the cuticle layer of my hair ( less frizz).
After rinsing the conditioner out, I use a t-shirt to dry excess water from my tresses. The reason I use a t-shirt vs a towel is because using a towel create split ends and often help create frizz in the hair. Then I Applied Giovanni direct leave-in conditioner in my hair. Always use a leave in conditioner for natural hair. Trust me, You hair will thank you for it. Pay extra attention to the ends of your hair which tend to be the driest section of our hair. Oh! I use a paddle brush on my hair to comb and detangle the conditioner through. Please start at the ends of your hair first then work your up to the root. When your hair has been thoroughly detangled, its time to section your hair in 5 sections. You can section your hair in as many sections as you want, I just use 5. Grab you some olive oil eco styler gel and apply it to each section and finger comb it through your strands. Remember a section at a time. Then the very last step is to roll your hair in a spiral pattern with your perm rods of choice. I personally like the gray colored rods. It also depend on how big or small of a curl you would like to achieve.
Picture the way you want your hair to fall into the style your trying to achieve. In other words, rod your hair the way you would like your hair to fall when you remove your rods.
I allowed my hair to air dry. Once my hair was dry, I mist it with a little water in a spray bottle and booom!!!