Sunday, August 11, 2013

Does Taking Care of Your Hair=Healthier Eating and Living?

Hey Princesses,
I recently had a discussion with about 5 or so other Natural Princesses, who said once they went natural, they began to be more conscious about what they were putting into their bodies. Eating more fresh fruit and vegetables, eating less processed foods and drinking more water. Ladies, does this apply to you? I will admit, when I first went natural, I too followed this path of all things natural. I went as far as no longer getting my gel manicures, using chemical free soaps and using earth friendly cleansers in my apartment. It created an entire movement for me, at the start. Yet, as I progress on my natural journey, I fell back into my old habits. Not being quite as fascinated by "all natural everything". I am not saying this is a good thing. As with many things, the initial excitement wore off. I returned to getting my nails done, and returned to my normal cleansers, which may not be so Earth friendly. Did you have this reaction when you first went natural? I sure did, and I have to admit, I am looking to find that same excitement again. It was a healthier, and frankly cheaper way to live in some aspects!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Spring/Summer Hair!

Hi Princesses,
Here in the Chicago area, we are plugging our way through winter, just waiting to do our wash and gos again! Just waiting to wash our hair in the morning, and leave out: without it freezing to our scalps in this blizzardy weather. Yes, I said blizzardy!
As naturals, we have the easy option, in the summer,to wash and go.  Basically, we wash our hair in the morning, put a curl defining product in it, and let it air dry. As a relaxed woman, I never had this option. I was so dependent on heat. Yet, now I can experiment with products and wash and go methods to style my hair.
Spring and summer are coming. I am excited about the new natural options we have. For example, the Shea Moisture Curling Souffle is a nice option for me. I love how soft it makes my hair. That is how I achieved the look in the picture.
I co-washed my hair, and put the Curling Souffle in very generously. I worked it through my hair, primarily with my fingers, and let it air dry for an hour. Then, I slicked it back into a tight bun to stretch it a bit.
What are some of your favorite wash and go products??


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Product Overload, Help!!!!!

Hey Princesses!
Are you noticing that the ethnic hair section in Walgreens, Target, Walmart, and other stores is starting to expand? Are you also noticing that this expansion often includes products that target "naturalistas" like us?  We are truly being targeted now. Every line is appearing to be the most natural, least harmful, most organic, and pure.
We as naturals have to be careful, and continue to read our labels:) Just because the packaging has leaves, green plants, and earthy images, does not make it natural! I believe the companies are trying very hard to jump on the natural bandwagon, to get our attention. Don't get me wrong, I am happy to see companies paying more attention to us, but we must be careful! They could be taking advantage of us, and the huge natural movement that is going on right now.
Do your homework ladies! Whenever possible, try to experiment with your own home made products. This is the only true way to know what goes into your hair:)