Years ago, there were hardly any blogs or top fashion retailers online. People mostly sought style inspiration from print magazines but with the power of both digital and social media, there’s been a strong shift away from print. The fact that you can create content about fashion and style on a website and have thousands of followers through social media is fascinating.
For a long while I lived in fear of styling my own hair. I saw styling as “challenging.” You see I have 4B/4C natural hair.
4B/C curls are tiny, dry, dense, and fragile! Consequently, they are touchy to rough handling, and thus thrive in both low manipulation and protective hair styling.
I learnt the hard way…
Being natural gives you the opportunity to experiment with a diverse range of products. For instance, I was unaware of Apple cider vinegar hair rinse until going natural. Apple Cider Vinegar is an old natural remedy for conditioning.
Apple Cider Vinegar helps to remove build up from oils & styling products.
It strengthens the hair shaft and balances the PH level of the hair, and;
Increases blood circulation thus promoting hair growth.
You’d never dream of washing good wool or cashmere sweater with just any old detergent, but most people don’t think twice about applying shampoo to the priceless fibre that’s sitting on their head. 2
The problem is that shampoos have a dirty little secret…they contain harsh detergents such as sodium lauryl sulphate, ammonium lauryl sulphate, which are foaming agents found in dishwashing liquid and laundry detergent. 2
Sure they are great for pots and pan…because they cut out grease! Your hair on the other hand, needs to preserve its natural oils to protect it, and your scalp. Stripping them away deprives hair of necessary moisture, amino acids, and antibodies, and thus makes it look dry, dull, and lifeless. It also does the same thing to your skin!