You are officially a NATURALISTA but don’t know what to do with your hair, what products to purchase?


Take a deep breath.

What I have learned about this journey is that it is all about TRIAL and ERROR.

Some products will work and others will NOT.

Some hair-dos will turn out great and others will NOT.

Don’t expect this journey to be perfect as you will be greatly disappointed.

Take it one day at a time.

As you embark on this adventure, you MUST always remember:

Just because it works on someone’s else hair doesn’t mean that it will work for you.


Now that I have gotten the truth out of the way, let’s talk about what products I recommend at this stage.

Once I transitioned and became a Naturalista, I stopped using Cantu and decided to try the Jamaican Black Castor Oil line by Shea Moisture.

I personally think that when you big chop, your hair is in shock because it’s never been through such drastic change.

You have to learn about your hair all over again, meaning trying new products and definitely managing a new texture.

 I purchased the Strengthen, Grow and Restore products:

 Leave-In Conditioner / Shampoo / Treatment Masque (for deep conditioning)


I love this line as it worked for me at this stage.

I always recommend it to new Naturalistas and they love it as well.

As you use these products, it is important that you follow the directions on the label.

One of the mistakes I made for 2 years (YES!) was deep conditioning overnight with the Treatment Masque when the directions specifically said “leave in for 5-10 minutes, then rinse out”.

If you want a deep conditioner product that you can leave in overnight, I recommend Palmer’s Deep Conditioning Protein Pack.


All of these products can be purchased at CVS, Sally’s Beauty, Target, Walmart or directly on the brand’s website.

How often do I shampoo and deep condition?

Once a week for both (till this day).

I once heard:

“Growth cannot come by taking the easy way”

 Don’t expect your hair to grow and be healthy with inconsistency.

Regular maintenance and care will lead to great results.

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