Monday, July 25, 2011

Newly Natural Necessities

Let's be honest now, going natural is not the easiest thing in the world. We are constantly being bombared by the media, of images of celebs and other socialites with long luscious straight locks and its only natural for us to want to recreate their looks. If your a new natural, congrats, it wont be easy but I can assure you it will be enjoyable.
Ive put together a basket of what I think are the necessities for any newly natural.

1.Unrefined Shea butter
Shea butter is such a great natural resource and it makes your hair feel so soft. "It provides all the essential vitamins needed to make skin look and feel smoother, softer and more importantly healthier" (Quote taken from the lid of my shea butter). Shea butter is a product of Ghana.
2. Shampoo
A good shampoo is crucial for any newly natural regime. Try to avoid shampoo's with sulphates which are very drying. Source
3.Leave in Conditioner
A good conditioner will make the detangling process 1000% easier. Again try to stay away from sulphates. I am using Totally Twisted by Herbal Essences, although its not specially for Afro-Hair it does do the job for me.
4. Coconut oil
I was recently introduced to coconut oil by Dami and its great. Coconut oil is a great oil for moisturizing your hair and your scalp and its one of the few oils that penetrate the scalp.
5. Wide tooth combs
These make the detangling process a breeze.
6. Spray bottle
It's important to moisturize your hair daily as it helps your hair retains its elasticity and combat dryness. A spray bottle eases the moisturizing process so that you dont need to stick your head under the tap every day. Source

7. Satin bonnet
A satin bonnets are fantastic. They dont suck out all of the moisture from your hair when your sleeping, so your hair stays moisturized.

All of these essentials can be bought from most Afro-Hair shops.
I hope it helped.


  1. Hey Michelle I love your blog, you provide a wealth of tips especially for the newly natural like myself :)

    1. thankyou. I'm glad it helps ur along your


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