Being a Naturalista is a job!!!! Can you handle it????

I know it took me a little while to reach out and write this blog about the products I use. I humbly apologize for the delay. So let’s talk about it, because this is quite a conversation. Natural hair is different for everyone. Some people have the naturally curly manes with the assistance of a little water, other’s need a little help training their curl pattern. However you may maintain your natural hair please be mindful that the perfect hair does not happen over night. You don’t experience a big chop and then walk down to Beauty Master or Walmart or Target for that matter and find the miracle product that will make you look like Tracy Ellis Ross. Hair maintenance takes some time. It takes trial and error. It takes a little bit of money as well. I know a lot of people don’t want to hear that, but it’s the God’s honest truth, not only coming from a Master Cosmetologist who has been in the game for a long time, but from someone who is in the same struggle as you. I have friends right now who are in the struggle so hard that they are taking Facebook polls to see what their next move should be. I empathize with all those who don’t know what to do next. I, myself, change up in some people’s eyes, way too often. But I love it. Change is good, change is liberating, change keeps you feeling fresh.

I change my products every year because your hair becomes accustomed to the same products and they fail to continue working. The only product I go back to is my shampoo which is Diva Curl No poo shampoo. Why you may ask? That is because being a silver curl girl is another additive to being natural. Therefore this shampoo assist my curls to pop and stay moisturized as well as keeping my silver, as silver as possible. I have strayed away from it, I can not lie about that, but I always get the best results when I stay true to my products that really works for me.

The best shampoo for naturally curly hair.

Now when it comes to different hair curling products, I have gone through quite a few of them. But the hair curling products that never let me down is Eden Bodyworks deep conditioner and Eden Bodyworks Natural Curl Defining Creme. These products not only curl my hair and keeps it moisturized but it has no and I do mean no build up. I am also in love with Design Essentials Coconut & Monoi curl defining Gelee. Amazingly light and you can rejuvenate it with a little water if your hair every gets dry.

The best curling creme on the market.
This curling gelee is amazing and has no sticky or crunchy feel when dry.

I try to only use white or purple colored products in my hair due to the fact that I have silver locs. Yellow colored products tend to color my hair and I hate the blond look so I stay clear from products not in the white and purple families.

Shimmering lights shampoo and conditioner

Right now I am exploring locing my hair. Why, you may ask? Just because I can, lol. I love the changes that I can do with my hair without any type of fear or hinderance. It takes about a year for your hair to really loc. So in the process of wearing it this way, if i hate it, worse case scenario, I will just comb it out and start over with my curls. Versatility is the name of the game when you are a naturalista. Whatever you decide to do with your hair, you have to be happy with the end results. Make that natural work for you.

Starter locs

Master Cosmetologist, Health and Beauty consultant, author. Just doing all the things I have a passion about, unapologetically, boldly and with a little splash of love.


  • Beautiful! I love them but girl I needed you about a week ago. I decided to braid my hair and kept the braids in for about a week or two. Took them out and didn’t even run a comb through my hair. I didn’t think anything of it. I actually thought that wetting, washing and conditioning it would make it soft and manageable. I guess I forgot about my 4c tresses. 🤦🏽‍♀️Well I was so wrong. My hair became a tangled mess. It was a disaster! I ended up getting through most of it but I had a huge, and I mean a VERY huge knot in the right side of my head that was not budging. I used conditioners, oils, all kinds of combs and brushes and my fingers trying to pull that mess apart and it was not happening. So I got frustrated and decided to cut it which made me pull at it a little more aggressive than I had been. This extra handling allowed it to come apart a little more easier so I kept at it. Hair was everywhere and I lost a bunch of it but the knot was out. Thank God! 🙌🏽 I guess it was even more difficult because I had about 3 inches of new growth that was wrestling with my permed hair. It was a huge mess so I have decided if and when I decide to go natural there will be no transitioning. I will do a big chop. Hopeful to get bot that point soon because I love the way you move through different styles so effortlessly and I love how you say that it is liberating. I believe that to be true and I am due for some type of liberation around here LOL

    • Once you have made that decision to do something new, different and fun, I say just go with it without anyone’s input or it will change your mind.

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