The Big Switch

The Big Switch

 

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Hey Y’all! At the beginning of our natural hair journey, we decided to use sulfate free shampoos. And we remained sulfate free until late 2017. Partly because of the price point, we wanted an affordable option of shampoo; Mainly we were curious. We wanted to know how our hair would react to sulfate shampoo.

It’s been almost a year, and we are happy with our experience with sulfate shampoos. Here are a few examples.

♥Cleared a lot of build up on our hair
♥Our scalp was much cleaner
♥Curls were bouncy and defined (without product)

As we always say… Do what works for you. Always. We like sulfate shampoos now and what they do for our hair. Will we go back to sulfate free shampoos? Sure, if we find one that we like and suits our hair needs!

Do you prefer sulfate or sulfate free shampoos? Let us know!

Much Love,

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Co-Washing

Co-Washing

 

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Hey Ya’ll! It’s Erica! So I have been experimenting with co-washing again. “Co-washing is something that you do not something you buy.”- Anthony Dickey  The technique is very important.  So here is how I co-wash my hair.

Section hair into two parts
Finger detangle under water
Apply conditioner to hair shaft and ends (I focus on my ends the most)
Let it sit for about 5-10 min and then rinse

The mistake that I made in the past was putting the conditioner on my scalp. Conditioners do not belong on the scalp; just the hair shaft and ends. It caused so much build up that I had to clarify with Dr. Bronners several times. That was the only shampoo that would thoroughly removed all of that build up.

Co-washing can be a good addition to your hair routine if done properly. It will never replace shampoo but it can keep the curls poppin’  in between wash days.

Do you co-wash? What is your favorite conditioner to use?!?

Much Love,

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Bantu Knot Fail

Bantu Knot Fail

Hey Ya’ll! I decided to try Bantu Knots. I wanted to branch out and see what other things I could do to my hair. Well… it didn’t go so well.

 

 

I don’t have a picture of the actual bantu knots but as you can see there is a lot of frizz.  That is because my hair was still damp when I took it down. Big. Mistake.

My hair shrinks severely when it dries and it is super coily. So the bantu knots became tighter the more my hair dried. I had to keep loosening them… it was just too much work.

My arm and hands were hurting from all that twisting and I was kind of over the whole process.

The next time I attempt these again my hair will be dry. It will save time, edges and scalp. lol

Much Love,

 

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