My Natural Hair Story: The Recipe

1/02/2015

I want to say my hair story started off blissfully with a BIG CHOP but that was not the case for me. I have always had steady growth and I would wear all kinds of styles from braids to natural and weaves. I fell in love with different hairstyles when I was a child. I don't think my aunt, who raised me, ever really knew about healthy hair more than managed hair. I was getting perms throughout my life until I was in high school. My senior year, 2005, I had my last perm and I never looked back.


MY HAIR TEXTURE: Coarse
MY HAIR DENSITY: FINE
MY CURL PATTERN: 4A AND 3C mixture
MY HAIR NEEDS: MOISTURE (SHEA BUTTER)
MY HAIR LOVES: LOW MANIPULATION & A TRIM
MY HAIR HATES: DRYNESS AND HEAT
MEDICAL CONDITIONS: SCALP PSORIASIS

My Natural Hair Journey:

So, why am I writing a "Natural Hair Story" well...because in 2009 I was diagnosed with high risk for cervical cancer. The first thing I noticed was that my hair was thinning out really bad. I had so many symptoms but the worst was throwing up stomach acid...the worst! I couldn't keep any food down and I had no hydration. I was off and on banana bags, for weeks it was freaking horrible. I don't like hospitals so constantly being in one was a struggle. I had a few biopsies and eventually, I was placed on meds and I get regularly checked to make sure I don't move into a stage.


Weave/extensions were my go to cure for a few months because I really need to cover the damage and strengthen what hair I had left. Yet, it wasn't the styling that grew it my hair it was the health habits I picked up after being diagnosed. Drinking a lot of water, no soda, getting more veggies (prepping my meals), but most importantly I came up with nutritious way to treat my hair and prevent more damage. My deep conditioning recipe have greatly improved my hair growth over the past 4 years! My hair grew at least 8 inches.

 I still have a ways to go but I'm happy with the results of being patient.

My Recipe for Hair Success

After I deep condition my hair: I wash it, then I flat iron it straight (just once). 


2) Hair Treatment:

Aphogee -2 Step Treatment (1 time a year). This is a protein treatment.

Aphogee Keratin 2 min Re-constructor (once a week) if I'm wearing my natural hair. 

Organix Coconut Milk shampoo & conditioner (sulfate free) - every 1-2 weeks.

3) HAIR STRAIGHTENING:

Blow Dryer Kiss Red 1875 blow dryer with a comb attachment | Conair version. My hair breaks easily when it is pulled so I prefer this dryer and it makes doing my hair simpler. 

FHI Ceramic Technique Flat Iron (heat damage: Tresemme - Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray) or use rollers to curl hair. Organix Vanilla Anti-Breakage Serum for shine (if necessary - usually not) or Coconut oil.  Silk cap (for sleeping) & Silk Pillow case - keep hair smooth and tangle free.

* 1)MY HOMEMADE "NATURAL" DEEP CONDITIONER Recipe:

Hey ladies, I love sharing my ideas with you all. If you would like my deep conditioner regimen please support me by simply donating $5 (the price of a small cup of Starbucks) to help me keep this blog going and bring you more tips so that we might help each other along our journey.

Thank you so much, for taking the time to read this and I hope this recipe really helps you. Please feel free to send me update photos and comments if you have issues, xoxo

**Once you donate you will be directed to the recipe page.**

PICS OF THE PROCESS:

 2006
2008 - before my illness
2010 
* My hair was falling out. (Right) you can see the thinning around the edges of my hair. You can see my hair is healthy but due to illness it would shedding like crazy.
I started to do my hair regimen after this.
2011 - curly
(Left)2011straight (Right)2012
2013
2014
My curly pattern changes with the length of my hair. Currently, I have a mixture of 3C and 4A.
Currently, at BSL (bra strap length) which means I'm back to my original length! YAY :)


Problem areas: My edges and I want thicker hair eventually.

* 1)MY HOMEMADE "NATURAL" DEEP CONDITIONER RECIPE:

Hey ladies, I love sharing my ideas with you all. If you would like my deep conditioner regimen please support me by simply donating $5 (the price of a small cup of Starbucks) to help me keep this blog going and bring you more tips so that we might help each other along our journey.

Thank you so much, for taking the time to read this and I hope this recipe really helps you. Please feel free to send me to update photos and comments if you have issues, xoxo

**Once you donate you will be directed to the recipe page.**


This blog is NOT geared toward sexual orientation or gender classification. This blog is based solely on the blog authors experience and research. This blog is geared toward promoting a mixture of masculine and feminine attire and with an integrated genderless lifestyle.

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