This is Elizabeth T Peters, a Christian first and foremost. She loves God and tries to show everyone just how cool He is simply by being herself.
She’s a blogger! Her blog was originally created as an emotional release for her, but has now grown into much more; inspirational writing, modest fashion, poetry, natural hair care – and is still expanding!
She tries her best to live in ways that pleases God primarily and helps others in the process.
To know more about her visit; www.ElizabethTPeters.com
AFRICAN NATURAL HAIR TALK
I have been natural for over a decade now, for which I am very proud of!
As a pre-teen I had relaxed hair but I started to transition to natural hair in my early secondary school years.
First things first, my hair was tough when I first stopped relaxing my hair! Transitioning is a strenuous
process and you need a special type of patience to keep you from running back to the “creamy crack” also known as relaxer when the going gets tough – which it most definitely will.
Now that I’ve cleared that up, let’s move onto the good part where I tell you how things got better
So, I overcame my transitioning woes by consistent protective styling; in my case that was cornrows (weaving) and single twists with my natural hair. Also, I did a bit of trial and error with hair products but eventually settled with:
- Olive Oil Shampoo
- Organics Olive Oil Deep Conditioner
- Cantu Shea Butter
Now, I also have a home mixed recipe of hair products that I use twice a week (when I remember to) on my dry scalp as a moisturizer. It’s been a long standing family tradition which has proved very effective so I’ll list the names of the products I can remember lol:
- Damatol or Virgin (Growth)
- Sulfur 8 (yes I heard Sulfur is bad on the natural hair stratosphere, but it works for me, provides growth protein treatment)
- Morgan’s Pomade (keeps hair dark)
- Dr. Miracle’s Leave in Conditioner (Growth)
- Dax (Shine/Growth)
The actual regimen:
- Protective Style for 2-3weeks
- Moisturize at least twice a week
- Wash and deep condition between each style
- Trim every 6 months to prevent split ends
- Minimize heat appliance i.e. blow dryers
So yeah, that’s basically it! Feel free to
drop any questions in my email: firstname.lastname@example.org and keep up with more hair style updates on my website at; http://www.ElizabethTPeters.com