Dark & Lovely just recently launched their newest haircare line called Au Naturale, for women with natural hair, whether it’s wavy, curly, coily or kinky. Dark and Lovely has been in the game for….ever, maybe? I used to use their relaxers way back when!
Anyway, the media event was held at Arena in NYC and hosted by natural hair blogger and author Nikki of Curly Nikki! OMG!! I was really, really excited to meet her! I’ve been reading her blog for years!
Just a quick note: This weekend is the last chance to visit the SheaMoisture booth in Bryant Park at 42nd Street. They have their entire line of products including their men’s grooming and baby line (and some items that I have not seen consistently in stores). I have been hauling and I will be back for some more goodies. As I have mentioned before, I really like this natural line and they are good for naturals, non-naturals and those transitioning. I also have picked up some of their body care items that I am liking so far. I think that they may still have the 3 for $20 offer, which is a steal of a deal!!!
So head on the Bryant Park and check it out. Last day is Sunday January 8th.
I’m talking about the SheaMoisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo with Sea Kelp, Argan Oil & Shea Butter for dry, damaged hair. I have been using this shampoo for about a year now. AND I LOVE IT!!!!!
SheaMoisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo, image courtesy of Target.com
While I was a relaxed girl, as a matter of fact, I have always have problems with shampoos drying my hair and scalp out. I would often feel like my scalp was tightening and pulling away from my hair. Fast forward to last year as a natural. Now my hair is growing and kinky and my number 1 goal is to prevent my hair from completely drying out when I wash it and to still effectively cleanse it. I have tried other natural shampoos and many of them while they work, they also did not suds enough for my liking. A little bit of sudsing or foaming is actually good because it helps trap and remove oil and dirt. It’s when there is excessive bubble action when the skin and hair feels dry. I also avoid traditional shampoos with certain sulphates and their derivatives like sodium lauryl sulphate, ammonium laureth sulphate etc. This is one of the moves that I have made that has totally changed the health and condition of my hair. I stick to the gentle cleansers that can remove water-soluble products.
I keep my hair in a 2-strand twist about 95 % of the time. It’s just easy. But a few days before washing and deep conditioning, I take the twists out to allow my hair to breathe, rest, whatever. I usually braid the roots and twist the rest of the hair. As for products, right now I am using my ever faithful Oyin Handmade products and some other items.