I have successfully found products that
work well with my hair! Although that doesn't mean
no more spending, I have noticeably spent less on hair products,
which is how it's supposed to be. Being natural, for
many, means saving money that would be spent at the salon.
But the reality is that we spend that same amount
on hair products and accessories because we essentially
become our own stylist. Saving money happens
when you're replacing products, not buying new ones. That's
where I find myself now.
Leave-In Conditioning Creams: So
far this is my favorite type of moisturizer. I use
thick cream moisturizers on wet or dry hair. This softens
my hair and thickens it, depending on how much is used.
I love using creams in my hair before I style it as well;
it seems to smooth down the hair and give it sheen. I recently
started rubbing cream on my ends before I wrap up my hair
for bed; I read that this protects your ends from splitting.
During the Winter I rub it every morning throughout my hair,
concentrating on my ends.
6-11-2004: I currently stay away from creme
moisturizers because I feel they are too thick in my hair.
Maybe because this is summertime, I'll see about it next
winter. I still use them to rub on my ends though.
Leave-In Conditioner Lotions: I'm
still not too sure what this does for my hair or when to
use it, but I have it "just in case". Sometimes
I'll rub it throughout rinsed hair before applying my moisturizers.
But I really don't know how much they help.
Leave-In Sprays: I'll spray soaking
wet hair before adding my moisturizer in belief that it
strengthens my hair.
3-24-2004: I use moisturizing leave-in sprays
now that coat my strands for easy manipulation and styling.
Pomade: I use pomades to smooth down
flyaways. I only use those with healthy ingredients in it
that contain no Petrolatum or Mineral oil.
3-24-2004: I currently do not use pomades
because they don't work with my hair.
Gels: I have been experimenting with what
gels work for me and I have found a few to be okay. The
ones I use are not flaky and are somewhat moisturizing,
like Aloe Vera Gel. I like to use them when my hair is dry,
or to set a wet style by smoothing it over my hair, but
not rubbing it in like it's some kind of lotion. I only
use my gels to help my hair lay down. I'm still experimenting
with them, trying to find the best one for my hair.