Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wash, Condition, Go On With Life

You've followed the blog for a while. You've seen my encounters with coconut oil, my love for castor oil, my spur-of-the-moment experiment with eggs. You hollered at me for buying a tiny 15-dollar-jar of body butter (hi Katie!) and watched me sing the praises of -- then ease away from -- fat twists.

And yet, after all the creams and oils and butters I've slathered on my hair, I've realized... sometimes it's best to just keep it simple.

I returned to an old routine this week -- wash, slather in conditioner, go on with life -- and my hair has just been, well, content. (It could have something to do with a new conditioner, Hello Hydration... I blame Curly Nikki.) But yeah, this week, I skipped my usual, laborious routine -- no layering of products, no twisting, no sitting under the dryer -- and my hair's just... chilling.

She's good, yo.

And it's making me think of the early days, when I really didn't have this hair obsession that I do now, when I did just enough -- wash, slather in conditioner, go on with life -- to keep it looking decent. And now that I think about it, that's when it thrived. Grew like a weed, to lengths more than I knew what to do with.

I admit, it's a blast trying new products and techniques. You become something of a discoverer, and you wind up super-knowledgeable about ingredients and porosity and whatnot. But at the end of the day, could it be that your hair happiness lies in that four-dollar bottle sitting in your shower?

Could be. What do you think?

8 comments:

Claudia said...

Thanks to Curly Nikki, I too have converted to using HEHH. I swear It has made my live SO much easier.

I shower, shampoo or co-wash with whatever, rinse, put my HEHH on dripping wet hair and I go about my business. My hair looks amazing, feels good and the time I save, you wouldn't believe! I'm done with the obsession.

DaniColoredGlasses said...

Great post...the wash, condition, and go method has been my tried and true for the last 6 years....

Rhapsody in PURPLE! said...

Thats totally me. Im a newbie and its only been about 4 month but i cant see myself with extensive regimes. I rince with apple cider vinegar, co-wash, set in braids and sleep, because i only wash my hair at night anyway. Castor oil and she butter, and gel work just fine.

Simple is better and easier for my hair.

AphiQprincess said...

I definitely have become the wash n go as soon as the temp it above 60. Its just easier

Nicole said...

I really love the wash and go b/c I get to see all my spirals fall into place. However, my hair is prone to tangles and knots that way so I can't do that all the time. :-(

DrMPH said...

I wash, condition is the only thing I know how to do with my hair LOL at myself but I am trying to branch out more!

S. Taylor said...

What is comes down to is what will make my hair feel and look its best. I love your blog entry because, you know what, sometimes it really can be quite simple. First of all, you need to take care of your body…drink and eat properly. But what if that is enough? What if you don’t need all of those organic and super-natural products to really make your hair shine? Granted, I know by now there are some ingredients you should really just say no to. But what if ease and cheapness can be an answer to getting great hair? Something to definitely consider!

Stephanie Taylor
The Coil Review- Promotions and Account Representative

www.TheCoilReview.com
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Sei'Lani Britagne said...

I agree. I love wash n go's and um... HELLO HYDRATION IS THE BEST!!! it's staple of mine and its awesome for detangling in the shower. omgggggg. i love it haha. I see that all the products I bought really isn't something I need. I don't need moisturizers or anything just conditioner and conditioner and I'm good (and castor oil). Don't need gel or anything else so the stuff I got I'll just use up and never buy again.
It's safe to say that I'm not a product junkie but I am a conditioner junkie haha

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