How I Got My Curly Hair Back

My hair has grown considerably in the past year, I've been faithful with the trimmings cos the hair needs it once in a while but I think my hair although disguised with dark brown dye, is still reeling from the damage after being blonde. Until the end of summer last year my hair was behaving but since it's started to act up so I'm always game for trying more hydrating products. When I saw the email about Hairapeutix, I was intrigued as it's for hair extensions but it can be used on natural hair and within a week promises more manageable and softer hair - real or faux.

It's a pre-poo, so it's applied before you shampoo your hair, I do pre-poo's often, it's something within black culture we're use to, hot oil treatments etc so it's nothing out of the ordinary for me. This packet of 2 sachets are more than enough for the hair as it's only applied to the mids and ends but I run left overs around my back where it can also get dry.

The great thing about this treatment is the ingredients - all natural: Coconut, Olive, Almond, Avocado and Amla Oil with a natural vanilla fragrance - all ingredients I already have within my home lol but having it mixed up already is handy. Coconut oil I stopped using because it's comedogenic meaning it clogs pores - they say if you use extra virgin and not regular you won't have that issue but I only use EVCO...hmmm. Using the first packet, I did get a spot on my hairline around the back of my head but it went down but that's not the products fault.
I've been alternating my hair from curly and straight since December, my hairs benefiting more while straight than curly at the moment, it gets way too dry while curly at the ends no matter what I do, which is a bummer – thankfully no heat damage – using just an oil was working well in my hair but not while curly.
As it's used on dry hair, it's even better for me to opt in on the sleep overnight option as my hair while straight is 100% oils only it's nothing for me to smother my hair in the treatment and just put up in a bun. I then the next day wash my hair as usual and deep condition regardless cos my hair needs that too but in addition to that going back to the last The Vegan Kind beauty box, I was surprised and pleased to see this Noughty Intensive Leave-in conditioner. As soon as I saw it, I remarked that it looked like a previous brand that I had used and worked so well in my hair, natural, zero nasties - free from parabens, silicones, sulphates, petrochemicals and vegan but it was taken off the market. I looked at the last brand after still having an old product of theirs and noticed it was a KMI brands product, yes. It had been rebranded and back on the market and I can safely say, the rebrand wasn’t a bad move because the products are still A*.
After my little Columbo detective work the sweetheart at KMI Brands contacted me offering me to try the range again, I choose the Noughty Wave Hello Curl Defining Shampoo & Noughty Wave Hello Curl Defining Conditioner which are 97% natural curl-defining products, their key ingredients are Sea Kelp, Irish Moss and Avocado Oil. I’ve heard of the benefits of Avocado oil, not yet used it in its virgin state but I was intrigued by the other two ingredients.

• Sea Kelp – Rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals such as B complex vitamins, high in Vitamin K, iodine, magnesium, zinc and calcium.
• Irish Moss – Another rich in vitamins and minerals Vitamin A, Vitamin B and Vitamin D, calcium, magnesium, and iodine, it soothes the scalp, conditions the hair, enhances shine and protects the hair fibres.
• Avocado Oil – Vitamins A, V, D & E, protein, amino acids, iron, copper, magnesium and folic acid. It’s good for moisturising dry, brittle and damaged hair.

I didn’t find the shampoo to be stripping but it cleansed the hair well and the conditioner has a good slip to it that when I used my curly tangle teezer through my hair it brushed through with the ultimate ease. I would then squeeze out the excess water and use the Noughty Intensive Care Leave-in Conditioner and put it in the AQUIS hair towel (which is amazing) as it helps to absorb the water without drying the hair out, no friction and zero frizz.
Just a moment...take time to appreciate the zero frizz as the hair dries...

While the hair is still damp, I apply my hair cream and oil, then diffuse. I’ve had the best hair week, my hair has stayed hydrated, soft and defined curls right up until the next wash day, very unusual. I kept my hair mostly in loose buns on top of my head but it seemed to work and I would just apply a little cream on the ends to keep them moisturised and to prevent them getting dry and breaking.

The range is affordable, coming in at £6.99 each it's a lot cheaper than other brands I've used and with it being available in Superdrug, handy for me to pick up too. While Hairaputix starts from £5.99. One less thing to stress about 😏

Have you been using anything lately that's made your hair happy?


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