When it next occurs to me:

Henna - Caca Noir from Lush (it was hellish to wash out but I like my hair to be dark, pitch as opposed to off black, don't judge me!)


Pre-poo with Vatika Oil.

Shampoo with QP Elasta Creme Conditioning Shampoo or Lush's Trichomania (the latter I realised has SLS but I'm not too strict with the ingredient stuff, I'll see how it goes).

Condition with Lustrasilk Shea and Mango Butter Choleserol (which I've only just got an dhaven't actually used so i'll tell you how I find it) or ORS Hair Mayonnaise (which in my opinion smells kind of manly and doesn't seem to do much, so I'm the market for a new protein treatment, any suggestions?).

Final rinse with Black tea or Aloe Vera juice (I'm trying to use this stuff up, it's kind of expensive but I don't feel it's amazing for my hair).

Leave in condition with Lush's R & B (this shiz is expensive but all the reviews I've read seem to covet things of a similar price, so I'll let it fly. I guess it's just expensive to a stingy student at £9.95/100g and it smells and makes my hair feel lovely)  or Africa's Best Kid's Organics Shea Butter Detangler (feels a tad snotty and now has a ton of aloe vera juice in it and may be decanted into a spray bottle, I bought it so I could leave my expensive Lush stuff at uni) or ORS Carrot Oil.

Seal with Vatika oil (love this stuff!) or castor oil (though the one I have has lemon flavouring in it so I'm using it up) or Grape seed oil (using up) or Sweet Almond (yeah I'm a bit of a PJ).


2x Moisturise with Shea Butter dentangler or AVJ/Rose water spritz and seal. 


I'll admit it, I'm a little worried

I've been reading all the natural hair blogs for a quite a while now and they've helped me immensely. The only thing that they aren't able to help me with at the moment is my attitude towards my hair. All the transitioners I've read about thus far seem to all have been in love with their natural hair before relaxing and simply didn't have the time or energy to deal with their, or hated the way their hair looked curly.

I sympathise with the styling but I feel so far that I'm on another level... I'm a serial comb snapper. My mum once  split her nail trying to braid my hair. Learning that combing your hair wet saves a lot of the pain was such a wonderful discovery but I worry that when my hair gets longer that I'll give up.

Have any of you had similar experiences?