After months of growing the perm out (if you get through this, you are good) I did the big chop on 7th March…the freedom!!! I got some product on the market as long as it was positioned as good for natural hair, washed my hair

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when I felt like perhaps a little too often because I could, plaited it whenever I felt like and really just did whatever I could to get by. On many occasions, I considered back tracking.

Fast forward to May 2020, I got introduced to Organic Secrets. I don’t remember how but I think I may have asked sooo many questions and lucky for me they were always happy to respond. Education is a big part of their strategy and it’s a great one considering it’s vital on this natural hair journey. One of the first things I learned /discovered was my hair type was different from my daughter’s so we couldn’t use the same product…Mine is the high porosity 4C type – absorbs moisture super fast and struggles to keep it so it can be brittle. Basically I am the queen of the thick, bold afro that I would struggle to keep moisturised- made sense considering how much it shrinks when I wash it, how much I struggle with combing and how much of it I left in my sink and all over my room. Having my hair out was a nightmare!

As part of the education, the next step was to understand the appropriate care for my hair type. It’s pretty much like the blood group, you can’t just feed on anything and everything. Your hair type determines what you feed it with if you are to get the most out of it. As part of the Organic Secrets Community, I had access to alot of information which I cross/fact checked online just to be sure.

May 19th after 4 Days of back and forth discussion I placed my first order of organic product. It was the Natural Hair Mask and Olive oil. I wanted to try out the stuff and find my own regimen. The first time I used the mask with fresh onion juice and Irish potato juice my hair was courser than usual but I noticed that other people were quite ok with the combo. The next time I tried minus potatoes juice and had better results. This set me on a course of trying several products.

With natural hair it takes a while for you to figure out what works best for you and that’s important. Two people with the same hair type can and will often respond differently to organic products. It is pricey to arrive at what works but it’s worthwhile. For example at the start I shared the hair products with my daughter but I quickly realised that it was not working for her since her hair is low porosity 4C so she needed her own product.

Fast forward, I tried about anything that Organic Secrets brought to the market that was suited for 4C hair. To date I am not really sure what’s worked  best all round but I love the results.

Some things are obvious like the Chadian Ambunu…this makes my hair wash more manageable so I use it as a shampoo given the properties it has, but also use it as a leave in conditioner. Theirs is the authetic Sahel Ambunu. I also have been consistent with the Leave in Hair cream that has Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Sweet Almond, Jojoba, Avocado oil, Rosehip Oil, Argan oil, Rosemary, Peppermint and Cedarwood Oil. This is a great conditioner that moisturises, strengthens and protects the strands.

I also use Avocado oil which I believe has helped with reducing the breakage considering it makes my strands strong and flexible. Onion oil is a key part of my regimen given that it’s rich in sulfur which helps prevent breakage, thinning and split ends. I last had split ends when my hair was permed.

Along the way Organic Secrets brought in the Hair Growth Serum which I bought and added to all my hair oils just to be sure I was maximising every opportunity. Prior to that I gave a shot at moringa mask but I think it was not the best for my hair type though I have heard of its excellent results.

Two years and 7 months later, I still fall in love with my hair and pay so much attention and care to it! I am big on protective hairstyles – mostly flat twists and box braiding when I do braid with extensions, I never keep my hair braided for too long lest it weakens. And I allow it to breathe occasionally wearing it as an afro. It’s a lot of work but worth the effort. Organic Secrets is a big part of my hair journey and I am constantly learning new things about my hair and falling in love with it more and more.  It is my crowing glory after all!

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