Friday, January 14, 2011
That awhile ago, sometime this January, was when I first had the big chop! I remember having the big chop sometime before my birthday on the 9th...so officially, I've been natural for 3 years, and shortly will have locked for 2 years on Jan. 23rd. Doesn't time fly or what? Looking back, I find it funny thinking about how OBSESSED I was with researching so much about natural hair/locs and natural hair products. Now, I'm at the stage where my hair and my locs are just that...hair/locs. I don't think too much about it. I don't really put much of a schedule around taking care of it anymore, besides still washing my locs and using an ACV rinse once a week. I really just get up and go. No stress, no worries, just letting my hair be. I LOVE that!
Lately, for some reason, I've been washing my hair with just Suave shampoos (the Rosemary Mint Shampoo). I feel like Dr. Bronner's has worn off on me. I mean, don't get me wrong, I still love the stuff, but I don't feel as much of an urge to purchase a bottle pronto as soon as the last bottle is empty. Maybe, plain and simple, I just got bored and tired of using it, not to mention, I'd much rather spend $3 on a cheap shampoo that does the trick rather than dedicate a part of my paycheck to purchasing Dr. Bronner's. I also tried TRESemmé shampoo as well randomly when I was at a friend's house...I kinda liked how it made my hair feel soft and luscious. I think I'm getting over my whole "100% all natural ingredients" shampoo kick. Nowadays I'm OK with using a shampoo that has the "bad" chemicals in it (aka commercial products). My locs are still healthy, and that's all that matters. I still use my daily water/olive oil/essential oil spritz, which keeps it nice and moisturized. Once in awhile, I might still revert back to Dr. Bronner's, but only when I really really miss it. Otherwise, I just want to keep things cheap and simple lol. Has anybody else ever been tired of using the same ol' product(s) and decided to switch to something else?
The pic that is posted was taken on Christmas...took me until now to decide to post it lol.