Kurly Kichana Mail: Doreen Asks

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Hi ladies,

So, I had been thinking about going natural for a while but I didn't execute the plan. So, the other day, in a moment of adrenaline rushed impulse I went ahead and chopped off my hair. Now, as you can imagine, I'm now freaking out. I have no idea how this works, what to do with it and I hadn't prepared myself for the toughness.

Please help me out. What products should I buy to keep it soft and moist? Can I wash it daily? Please help me out coz I really don't want to braid my hair and I want to rock this.

Thank you for all the help you're giving.

The Kurlies Say:
First off, SUPER YAY!! Congratulations, adrenaline can make you do some crazy things, exciting ones though! We always encourage ladies to enjoy their hair when its in a TWA or below. When your hair is this short, you do not have to do so much to it, just wash n go.

Firstly Yes! you can wash your hair daily, as long as you do not wash it with shampoo that's fine. Wash your hair with a glob of conditioner, rinse and use a leave in conditioner. To trap moisture in your hair you can use some olive, coconut or grapeseed oil after using the leave in. Doing this often will make your hair soft and moist. If you do not want to wash your hair everyday, you can make a moisturising spritz with water, conditioner and glycerin. Use this to spritz your hair whenever it feels dry but do not forget to seal your moisture in with your oil of choice

Product Recommendation

Conditioners: Suave conditioner, Herbal Hydration - Herbal Essences, Alberton Balsam and Enliven ranges
Shampoos: Suave Clarifying Shampoos, ORS Aloe Shampoo, Creme of Nature Shampoo.Use diluted shampoo if your hair feels like it has buildup.
Moisture based products: Organics and Organic Root Stimulator have a wide range of mineral oil free products that are great for natural hair.
Sealants: Always seal your moisturized hair with natural oils or butters eg. Olive Oil, Jojoba oil, Shea Butter, Coconut oil etc.

Pssst! If you need a bit of inspiration before you do YOUR big chop... please click on this and feel inspired http://thebigchopfiles.tumblr.com/

Anonymous said...

Where can I get shea butter in Nairobi?

Doreen said...

Thank you :)

Anonymous said...

Hi guys, I am new to your site Kurly. I got referred here by a friend outside the country. Gal you are so popular.

I am still browsing what you have but its amazing to see that there are actually Kenyan sisters who feel great about natural hair.

I have been natural for 2 years, i swore off relaxers after I spotted a bald spot, Lord have mercy, at 22??????. It has not been easy, most of the time I wear braids or a weave. I love my natural hair but it can get very discouraging to style. I once attempted to put rollers, it was a disaster from hell, I tried the twist outs, combs ,you name it, I have done it. Maybe I do it wrong or I am just used to straight look weaves give me and the fact I work in a corporate environment,one cant really rock cute coils or flowers to work, lol.

Nonetheless ,I am looking forward to learning some new stuff from you. So far I am inspired to give my hair a chance. By the way my natural hair is definately not long or short, its at that annoying length where its just best to blow dry. I only use heat probly 10 to 12 times a year cause most of my braids are put in for a month. Its 4b ,not at its healthiest yet but definately much healthier than the perm days.

Nice day

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