Skip to main content

Highly Recommended Products for Locs!

Why is going natural so expensive?



It's often said that to go natural is too expensive. You have to buy this product and  that product and so on and so on. But is it really expensive to rock the hair your born with? Do you REALLY need all those products?

Lets talk about this!

It's sad to say that going natural have only been 'cool' for the last few years. But it is true. When we were little girls the vast amount of information available to us now was not there then. Even if you don't admit it, we bought hair products that had a pretty permed hair girl on the front or stuff you saw your mom or sister used. NONE of us looked at the ingredients. And why would we? We did not understand anything but what the marketers said it will or won't do for our hair. 


 We trusted the hair dressers - who are mostly not highly educated - with the hair chemicals and products more than ourselves - who actually hold degrees. Whatever they said was law. But most of us who had perms have experienced hair breakage or growth to our shoulders then that's it. We were never really taught how to understand what we put in our hair and what it does. Well other than the hair dresser saying "buy this, it's good for your hair". 

To be totally honest, as a natural, your weekly/monthly hair care regimen should not break your pocket. All you need is a good cleanser, conditioner, leave in or moisturizer and an oil. That's It! My Shea moisture shampoo is natural and cost me no more than $10 and last me months, my conditioners are cheap (mostly herbal essences) which cost me around $6 for a huge bottle and my Shea Moisture smoothie is $10. Right there you see it's cheap. So does it cost a lot to be a natural? NO!

Ok, so you might say "but those are not the prices I see in the natural hair aisles". And I agree. Lots of hair products company shoot their prices up because going natural have become a new 'niche'. Seriously, there is no real reason why those products should be $30 and more a piece. When I look at the ingredients they are things I can get myself and a mixer. Why am I paying $30 a pop for something clearly not worth my money. And do I really need to?

Now don't get me wrong, I buy all sorts of products. I have tons of products at my house and my boyfriend's house. But that is my little product junkie habit. I don't HAVE to buy tons of products. I just want to. So there you have it. Going Natural does not have to be expensive unless you want it to. You don't need a lot. You can make your own spritz and Shea butter mixes if you like. To be honest I am yet to find a hair mist better than my aloe vera mix I have in my spray bottle. Being natural is fun. Don't let it seem complicated and don't buy a product because other people are using it. Find what work for you and stick with it. I suggest trying the Shea Moisture line. There is something for everyone and at a good price. 

Do you spend tons on hair products?

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

DIY Moisturizing Leave-in Spray for Natural Hair

DIY Moisturizing Leave-in Spray for Natural HairGoing down the natural hair aisle at the beauty supply store can sometimes give us a real headache when we see the prices. Does natural hair products need to be this expensive? Does it have to be this hard to find a good moisturizing leave-in spray without breaking my pocket? The answer is no. You can make your own DIY moisturizing leave-in spray for your natural hair with ingredients that you probably already have in your house. 

Words of Encouragement

Hey Loves!

A few days ago I was very down on myself and needed some encouragement. My boyfriend sent me the following words to uplift my spirits and it did.  I feel like it will help some one too so please read below.

Me: God can I ask you a question?
God: Sure
Me: Promise u won't get mad

God: I promise
Me: Why did u let so much stuff happen to me today?
God: What do u mean?
Me: Well, I woke up late,
God: Yes
Me: My car took forever to start,
God: Okay
Me: at lunch they made my sandwich wrong & I had to wait,
God:Huummmm...
Me: On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call.....
God: All right
Me: And to top it all off, when I got home ~I just wanted to soak my feet in my new foot massage & relax. BUT it wouldn't work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did you do that?

God: Let me see, the Death Angel was at your bed this morning & I had to send one of the other angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that.
Me (humbled): OH
GOD: I didn't let you…

INTERLOCKING ROTATION | 2 Point vs 4 Point Rotation On Locs

INTERLOCKING ROTATION | 2 Point vs 4 Point Rotation On Locs

Hi Loves,

I always get asked about how do I interlock my locs and the rotation I used - whether its 2-point or 4-point rotation. Some people also use the term 2-way or 4-way rotation.

In the video below, I illustrate on my own locs, the difference between the two methods. you can then compare for yourself, if there is a difference between the two by looking at my locs.



Do you interlock your locs? Share below which rotation do you use?