I posted this question on social media. I don’t want to leave the blog world out so ladies how do you feel about this topic?!?!
A perm by any other name is still a perm
So, companies have gotten whiff, more like a nose full, of the conscious natural hair movement. They are peering out at this growing community and trying to figure out how to market their same ol’ products, like perms and crappy shampoos and such, with new names. Perms are now being called texturizers, shampoos and conditioners have the words all natural plastered all over the front larger than the actual product name, and other products have eye-catching words like olive oil, shea butter, and mango extract in the descriptions.
I don’t even know why I would want mango extract, to be honest.
But here is a little secret that I will pass along; it is all the same. Those texturizers are perms. Those natural products are the same crap they were pre-natural movement. And that shampoo, it is not special…
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Today I was told that I was someone’s hair crush! That definitely made my day! But at the same time sadness came over me because I have not been keeping up with the blog! Adult life is very demanding plus I’ve had some real hair laziness over here. I go through that a lot when I’m ready for a hair change… Hence the me going back to red hair…. I’ll try a different color one day but red just look so good on me *flips hair*
Now that I have color I have to overcome this laziness because E don’t like damaged hair. I’ve changed up my products, which I actually use less of now. I’ve been sticking to the basics leave in, oil, and using hair butter mostly on the colored hair it needs it the most. I’ll be doing more styling, which means new videos! Yay! Stay tuned!
My natural hair journey is unique because I decided to transition as a method to grow out my natural hair instead of doing the big chop. In other words, I basically stopped receiving a perm because it caused my hair to thin as well as break off.
Many people who went the transitioning route will tell you that there are positives and negatives to transitioning, but I loved it for the most part. I love transitioning because I was able to retain my hair length (I was used to styling my hair long). The main problem with transitioning is that I I had to blend two different hair textures. As a solution to the blending problem, I usually wear my hair in a twist out now. When I am tired of doing twist outs, I alternate between low manipulation buns or I will install crochet braid. In order to get rid of the perm hair, I trimmed my hair every two or three months.