The Unknown facts!

After all the efforts put in by me on research, products and a regular routine my expectations were not met. I was so distraught. However, as everybody says patience is the key to success. So i decided to give a second go at my research and i dug in deep to know what my hair really lacked.

After a month and a half of continuous research i was educated with a fact which was imprinted in my mind since childhood. The reason my hair was acting so strange all this time was mainly due to one particular product. A product which i was probably using since i had hairs on my head :p and that is “COCONUT OIL” :0 Yes our own pure virgin coconut oil. And the reason for this is my hair is protein sensitive and low in porosity and coconut oil has abundance protein which is not good for protein sensitive hair. During my childhood my mom used to apply coconut oil on my hair every other day and i being a keralite was definitely obsessed with it. It has taken a long time for me to realize this but the truth has finally sunk in. And i also identified the ingredients which are protein equivalent such as Panthenol, wheat protein, milk protein etc being present in hair products such as shampoo, conditioner, hair gels. And this is the reason my hair did not respond well to Giovanni or Natures gate products. However, OGX did not have any protein ingredient but i was still using coconut oil when i purchased them which made my hair dry again. But now i am more than satisfied with my curls. I have understood and rectified a sin i was doing to it since very long. I finally and forever fell in love with my curly hair.

Thus, one should get to know their hair well before investing in a product. Probably do a hair porosity test. Understand what is good and bad for your hair. Do not run behind products blindly just because a third person has suggested or is using it. Read the ingredients well because the fact is “Everything is not for everyone”

The big Chop!

My decision on going for the big chop was executed. However, i never went to a saloon or parlor. In fact i thought i would give it a try and trim my ends myself. So, with a huge responsibility in mind i chopped my hair off from waist length to shoulder length :O. This was definitely a big decision but i was finally over it. My damaged ends were gone and my hair seem to be looking in its natural texture.

Now, it was time for me to decide if i should entirely follow the Curly go method?(meaning using hair products with No Sulfates and Silicone’s). Since my hair was very harshly treated with chemicals i was unsure if the Cg method would work for me. However, i thought of just giving it a try and brought the Giovanni Silk and shine conditioner online to just give it a go. It was pretty good. After cleansing and condition my hair was soft and shining. Having satisfied with the results i continued using Giovanni along with Cg friendly products from Natures gate as well.

  • I totally ditched towel instead i used a cotton t-shirt to remove excess water from my hair.
  • Scrunching my hair after applying leave in on soaking wet hair.
  • Plopped my hair in cotton t-shirt and air dried.
  • I also started used a satin pillow case.
  • Preserved my curls from getting frizzy by gathering all my hair up in a pineapple while going to bed.
  • Did hot oil treatment once a week with coconut oil and deep condition using avocado and banana hair mask or curd mask.
  • No longer combing my hair dry.

Finally i was doing something right and good to my hair after all these years πŸ™‚ I followed this routine for quite sometime (4 months). However, i could still feel my hair dry and rough on days i had an oil treatment or not so moisturized hair even after doing a deep condition. It had to mean that my hair was not coordinating wit the cg method. May be my hair did like silicone in its products. Thus, I decided to buy something which would give my hair ultimate moisture and which had sulfates and silicone in them .So i went for the Quenching Coconut curl shampoo and conditioner from OGX. I also purchased their Curl butter and curl activator cream. I did like these products and the smell of each one was so amazing. But my hair seemed to be saying a different story. After using these products for several months and following the routine my hair was still dry and brittle. I was so freaked out, disappointed and confused. After doing everything right i was not getting the desired results. I searched the net to get an answer to all my questions. Why was my hair behaving so strange? What was i doing wrong after all…? 😦

After cut show


The beginning!

Hey all my dear Curl friends! I am here to express my thoughts on managing curly, thick, frizzy hair as I myself have such a type which as far as I know is difficult to maintain and style like many others who have straight hair type.

I have inherited my natural curl from my mother. However, like many of my curly girls all over world I have also hated them like hell. Not knowing how to style them or take care of them combing my hair over and over again trying to straighten them. Unfortunately the results were a head full of phoof and texture like hay 😦 Trying different hair products expecting miracle to happen. Every other day both during my school and college days there were tantrums from my fellow students teasing me about my phoofy hair.

Finally after my graduation when I started earning I decided to get rid of all this mess and made up my mind to permanently straighten my hair. My hair was chemically treated for three continuous years. Those were magical days of my life. There was no difficulty in styling them. I thought it was finally an end to my struggle.

However NO. I had ruined my hair so bad with all the chemicals and heat styling. I did not know if I could ever get back my natural curls (well not really curls but a stack of hay) πŸ˜‰

One day while surfing the Internet I randomly came across few blogs which were about curly hair care. It was like heaven for me. I learned about the actual way a curly hair should be treated. However, each one was quite different from one another. Each one had different products to showcase. It was a dilemma all over again. I was confused on where to begin. I had to start with something to save my natural hair. Hence I decided to start off by chopping my hair off and getting rid of the damaged ends. That was finally a way to go before I begin my curly hair journey..

Myself before I started my hair journey