Like so many, I've been struggling with dry, itchy scalp my entire life. My struggles go beyond just a bit of dandruff and the occasional itch. Instead, what I have is a condition called "eczema." Basically, this means that I have a condition that means my skin is extremely sensitive. If I get lazy and choose not to moisturize properly ... If I use a product that causes me to have an allergic reaction (anything nut based) ... If my scalp / skin decides to just act a fool because it can, it will! At it's worse, my scalp becomes scabby, inflamed, severely itchy, and sore/ tender. To combat this, I've been very diligent in the products I use on my skin and on my scalp. As any true "shea butter queen," nearly all of my products are natural ... My motto? ... If I can't eat or pronounce it? ... It doesn't belong on my body. Ironically, despite America's use of so many troublesome chemicals in food and beauty products, there has been this resurgence of organic / natural products, many of which have been in existence for hundred if not thousands of years.
Let me preface this by saying, deciding to invest yourself and grow your natural hair won't be easy. If you're already somewhere on the natural hair journey, then I'm sure you've already heard this. But let's be clear. It's not just about finding a few great products or getting to know your hair in a generally superficial way. Nah ... To really see the results you're looking for, you need to get your hands dirty, take charge, and get intimate. In hoping to fully get your hair to respond, you need to treat it like your lover! Just like your lover, you need to know their like and dislikes ... what makes them happy ... what turns them on and keeps them moist (LOL) ... what triggers cause them to spaz out and most importantly? How to remedy the situation. In short, you need to know your hair so completely, that it doesn't even need to speak to you in order for you to be able to know how its feeling and instinctively what it needs from you. In order to start this process, I have 6 quick tips to get you on the road to being the kind of in tuned lover your hair has been craving!