on my journey to healthy relaxed hair in jamaica

What I’ve learnt so far!

Good Night HHJ loves I hope all is going well. I was featured again on www.blackhairinformation.com for their weekly blog round up I just love them so much and commend them as even though some people might say that they mostly focus on natural hair I really learnt a whole lot from them so big up to them ova desso love them!!! So this post is really about a few things I have learnt on my hair journey thus far not even being a yr in as yet and my hair is really thriving I’m gonna start taking some pics and documenting my progress. One of the main things I would like to point out is this you can’t expect your hair to grow over night. I was really thinking that OK if I start my hair regimen wash my hair deep condition and all of that my hair would reach waist length in a few months. WRONG it takes time and patience and most of the hair gurus on youtube and on the hair blogs have been on their hair journey for over 3 yrs and counting and they have beautiful flowing hair that we all want and can’t have as yet.

  • One of the first things I’ve learnt is that you aren’t going to drop all your bad habits at once. For example if you used to use a fine tooth comb all your life it’s gonna take a while to start using the wide tooth comb permanently. It’s gonna take a while to start reading the ingredients list on the moisturizer or shampoo or any other product bottles to ensure that there is nothing harsh like mineral oils or bad alcohols going into your hair IT ALL TAKES TIME.
  • Another thing I’ve learnt is that what may be good for your hair may not be good for another persons hair. Everyone’s hair is different like your finger prints and you can get recommendations from persons around you and person on youtube and the web but at the end of the day what your hair might love another persons hair might hate. So all you gotta do is just trial and error that’s all I have been doing. Also some products that may have worked for you in the past might not work for you any more for one reason or the other. It could be that it was never really working before and because you are filled with more knowledge of your hair now then you realize it never really worked in the first place or may be the company changed the ingredients or a plethora of reasons.
  • SUBSCRIBE SUBSCRIBE SUBSCRIBE and GOOGLE GOOGLE GOOGLE and PINTEREST PINTEREST PINTEREST- you can find a lot of information on your hair by just sitting and watching youtube. You can find hairstyles, product reviews, giveaways and so much more by just sitting on the net and trying to find stuff out about your hair. And you don’t have to just subscribe to a particular set of hair type what I mean by this is not because your natural means you only follow natural people and vice versa mix it. I subscribe to both natural and relaxed people on youtube and follow their blogs because there are just some hair care tips that are universal. And sometimes a natural may use a particular product and you say hey let me try it and you end up loving it. So mix it up the web is full of information just waiting to be tapped.
  • I know there are some lines out there now since the natural hair movement that say they are specifically designed for natural hair. Don’t be scared to try a natural hair care line they may really have some good stuff there like their co washes and curling pudding for bantu knots. Just make sure when you’re trying it you do as much research as possible to ensure that it will not be too heavy or light for your hair.
  • Finally ( I have learnt many more stuff that will follow in subsequent posts) when in doubt retain your length. Meaning if your stuck at say shoulder length and you’re doing everything you possible can do low manipulation styles, protective styling, GHE etc and you still don’t see your hair moving and you just can’t figure it out don’t stop moisturizing and sealing and babying those ends don’t give up keep that length cuz hair does grow JUST DON”T GIVE UP!!

Hope my post helped out somebody today comment if you have any questions. 🙂


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