A Journey to Natural Hair

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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Happy hump-day!
Today's post is all about hair. I don't think I've ever done a hair post on the blog so I'm very excited about today's post. I wanted to review an amazing product I been using for a few months now and I'm loving the results on my hair. I've heard a lot about Carol's Daughter products before but never gave it a try. Before I get into the results of the product I want to share a little bit of my hair history with you guys to understand how far along my hair has come.



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When I first started college at the end of 2003 (damn I feel old -_-) I started to dye my hair, ALOT! I had never dyed my hair before until then and it just became an obsession. I've tried every color in the book; I went from light brown, red, plum and even the dreadful blonde. My hair was dying inside and I didn't even know it. On top of the hair dyes I use to perm my hair as well. I feel like that's a recipe for a hair disaster. My hair started to fall out really bad to the point I would hug someone and they would leave home with my DNA on them lol. I slowly realized the dye was what was making my hair fall out and I eventually remained with my natural hair color. As for the perm I refused to let that go because I didn't know how to manage natural hair or how to embrace it. Over the years my hair just felt thin and looked unhealthy. I was at a point that I was so unhappy with my hair and didn't know what to do. I tried expensive shampoos and conditioners and even tried sewed in extensions to kind of hide my thinning hair but that made it worse. I didn't really care much about having long hair I just wanted thicker healthy hair because it felt so thin and looked so brittle.

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Let's fast forward to about 2013. My cousin kept convincing me to go natural she had told me it was the best decision she ever made and her hair was a thousand times better now. It took me a few months to decided to go natural then after she pushed me. It was honestly one of the best decisions I ever made for my hair. It's been about 4 years now and my hair has been in such a healthy state! Makes me wonder why was I using all those chemicals in my hair before. It wasn't easy at first because my hair was going through the process of becoming natural and growing out the chemical treated hair. It was such an awkward stage for my hair but it was worth it. I did a lot of trims in between to help speed up the process and that's where I fell in love with the bob hair cut. My hair grows so fast now but the bob hair cut is just a personal preference of mine, which is why I keep cutting it.
 In the process of going natural (and my cousins help - the hair guru) I've researched many products for natural hair and I've learned how to mange and take care of my hair. I use sulfate free shampoos, do natural hair masks at home once a week and use products that will make my hair healthy and strong. Another thing I've noticed in this process is how defined my curls have gotten. Whenever I wash my hair that's when I realize how far my hair has come. I never use to have spiral curls like I do now. My hair just use to look wavy when wet and I use to think those were curls. 

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Now that you got an idea about my crazy hair story you can now see why I wanted to try this Carol's Daughter product. It's a restoring mask that restores strength and prevents damage. I been using it for 4 months now and my hair feels strong and looks smooth and healthy when I blow it out after every wash. The ingredients alone sold me, like coconut oil, olive oil and shea butter just to name a few and best of all sulfate free. I apply it for about 5 minutes when I'm in the shower on my wash day and then rinse it out. It smells amazing and really smoothes out my hair making it easy to detangle it. I'm almost out and I can't wait to try another Carol's Daughter product for natural hair. 

natural hair, carol's daughter, hair treatment, natural products, hair products, lifestyle blog

natural hair, carol's daughter, hair treatment, natural products, hair products, lifestyle blog


natural hair, carol's daughter, hair treatment, natural products, hair products, lifestyle blog

natural hair, carol's daughter, hair treatment, natural products, hair products, lifestyle blog


natural hair, carol's daughter, hair treatment, natural products, hair products, lifestyle blog


Hope you guys enjoyed my hair story! What's your hair story? Comment below I would love to know. 



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2 comments :

  1. Hi Patty! Never knew you were on this natural hair journey. My friends and I are too, four of us. I'm two years in, without any straightening. I used to get Keratin treatments about every 7 months. I still do color my hair, and add highlights about every 8 months. I have extremely thin hair, all my life. And falls out everyday. I thought stopping the relaxers and Keratin would make it stronger and stop the fail. But it hasn't. You think it's the coloring and highlights? I can't see myself going back to my flat, natural mousey brown color.
    I am going to try this CD's Hair Mask. God I hope it works!
    BTW I use WEN Shampoo, sulfate free. I tried Carol Daighter's sulfate free shampoo, but didn't see any results, noticeable difference. But I do love how WEN feels, and detangles without having to add other products.
    Please blog more on your hair routine. Can you show use how you blow out your hair and make it look so shiny? Thanks!!

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    1. Hi Nancy! Yes, I am on natural hair journey and it's been the best decision for my hair! If you still are experiencing thinning hair I'm willing to bet it's the dye and highlights. My mom has real good hair texture and that started to happen to her hair and she stopped the dye and highlights for a while and her hair became full and back to normal again. I'm going to send you a FB message because I can talk about hair forever! Lol.

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