1st Year: Natural Hair Journey

My natural hair journey started almost a year ago and it’s been quite the ride. Curly Hair Daze did my big chop (June 2019) and she told me it would still be weeks, even months, until I would start to see my true curl pattern. And she was right.

After a few washes with my new hair, I could slowly see how it was changing. My curls and coils were starting to clump together (I have 2 maybe even 3 textures) and my hair was slowly starting to look more defined. Once I was rocking my natural hair, I was like, “What the hell do I do now!?”. I still didn’t really know how to manage it.

The transitioning phase required a lot of patience (for me personally) and this was true even after my big chop. The journey of finding products that worked well with my hair (and with each other) was exhausting, but I tried to look at it like it was a process of elimination. Like I was one step closer to finding my magic combo. I had several, and I mean several, failed wash days, failed twist outs, and failed wash and go’s. This was trial and error at it’s finest.

It wasn’t until recently that I discovered a product combo that gave me the results I was looking for. Finally, light at the end of the tunnel! I started experimenting with As I Am products and did a twist out and wash and go that I loved (also used foam by Jane Carter Solution for both looks).

Twist Out Products:
  1. As I Am Leave In Conditioner
  2. As I Am DoubleButter Cream
  3. Jane Carter Solution Twist Out Foam


Wash And Go Products:
  1. As I Am Leave In Conditioner 
  2. As I Am Curly Jelly
  3. Jane Carter Solution Wrap & Roll Foam
  4. As I Am DoubleButter Cream

This wash and go started off defined and after a few days the curls kept getting softer and softer (which I loved). It took me a few sets to understand how much product to use for my hair type. There were times I used way too much product and other times I didn’t use enough. But I will say my hair has to be completely soaking wet while I am applying product to help eliminate frizz. I also used some Eco Gel (Argan Oil) for areas where I have coarser texture and I need a bit more hold.

Embracing my natural hair has been such an empowering and amazing journey for me. I encourage all my readers who are on their own natural hair journeys to find joy in the process. Because the end result will be absolutely beautiful =).

What are your current product obsessions?