Is Hair Grease Making a Comeback?

Have you noticed that hair grease is making a comeback in the Natural Hair Community?   If you haven’t, then it’s time to pay attention!

Most of us grew up getting our hair greased with Blue Magic, Royal Crown, and Dax by mama, grandma, big sis…. you get the point.  Then we decided later in life to go back to our God-given hair, we also began following an extensive list of Natural Hair Rules.

  • Wash/Co-Wash hair weekly
  • Deep Condition weekly
  • Protein treat hair monthly
  • No Sulfates
  • No Parabens
  • No Petroleum

And the list seems to go on and on from there.

But wait a minute?  Wasn’t petroleum on that list?   Yes, indeed it is! If you look at the first ingredient in most grease out on the market, it’s normally petroleum.  So, why are Natural Hair Care Companies beginning to include grease in their product lines if petroleum is such a no-no?

Well since the Natural Hair Community and manufacturers of Natural Hair products are more educated in our hair and skin needs, than 20 years ago, it makes sense.  Think about it.  We all now know we can’t just grease our scalps and think actual moisturizing is happening! If you don’t know, now you know.  Water is the #1 key ingredient to use to moisturize our scalp and hair.  Locking in that moisture next!  Also, regular clarifying of your hair and scalp is a required!

If you are regularly and properly hydrating your hair and scalp, BEFORE applying anything else, grease shouldn’t be an issue! Especially when companies like Crème of Nature is including Argan Oil in its Natural Hair product line.

Argan oil – It’s a wonderful oil that has 3 times the amount of vitamin E in it, and is chock full of Omega 6 and 9 fatty acids.  It is so moisturizing, that petroleum becomes an afterthought!

According to Crème of Nature’s new Day & Night Hair & Scalp Conditioner:

Our conditioner is light weight and will not leave a build-up making it perfect for daily use.

When I posed the question: Is Hair Grease making a comeback? To the Trendsetter’s Insights Community on naturallycurly.com , and based on the conversation following my video, June 2017 Curlbox featuring Crème of Nature!!  The consensus was that grease was not an issue.  Some people never stopped using grease.  Others thought their hair grew longer and retained more length with grease.  Now remember, grease may not be for everyone.  Do what works for you.  If it works for you great, and if it doesn’t, it’s okay. There are plenty of other products out there to meet your natural hair needs.

So, there you have it!  What are your thoughts on using hair grease?  Do you think hair grease is making a comeback as well?  Let’s keep the conversation going.  Share this blog post with  friends, family, and co-workers. Don’t forget to subscribe, and I will talk to you later!

 

 

 

 

 

5 Hairstyles for the Bored Naturalista

Who doesn’t get bored with their hair?  I do.  Do you?  Instead of getting frustrated to the point of cutting off all your hair why not just try a new hairstyle, that doesn’t involve scissors .  Take a look at these  5 Hairstyles for the Bored Naturalista.

Braids – Whether you decide to add in additional hair for length & fullness, or use the hair God gave you, braid are here to stay.  Whether your hair is cornrowed, braided into an updo, bun, or long box braids to your butt, braids ALWAYS turn heads. What a way to show your own personal style! Just don’t blame me when folks start coming to you asking if you braid it up every night!

Beads –  No you don’t have to be little girl to where beads anymore nor do you have to be living in the 70’s.  Beads have made a giant comeback.  Remember when Alicia Keys first came out, and the braided hairstyles she had? That’s what I’m talking about! The more colors and styles of bead you can find, the better.  Whether you want to go for plastic, acrylic, or wooden beads, decorating your braids, or twists with these will surely turn heads! Don’t forget, it’s a great conversation starter!

Color – If your anything like me, color is just part of who you are.  It’s a way to express yourself without words. So why not use color in your hair?  Popular colors on natural hair are blond, red, and purple.  But don’t let that limit you, I am now seeing pink, green, and blue out and about.  You don’t have to  color your own hair.  Go get a wig, crochet braids, clip-in, box braids, or a temporary color spray to added a little pizzazz to your hairstyles! Also, add color with clips, beads, hats, beads, or flower to glam up any hair style. My own personal favorite is headwraps. I have gotten a number of people to follow along with me every Wednesday for what I call “Wrap Wednesday”.  The more colorful and funky the headwrap, the better. Not sure how to tie a headwrap? Well don’t worry, I have videos to help you out.

The Afro – When all else fails your natural afro will always be there when you need it!  There is nothing extra you need to do to achieve this hairstyle. Just let your hair go.  The afro doesn’t have to be perfect.  Embrace the frizz!  I can’t even count how many compliments I get on my afro every week. And you know what? Most of the people complimenting me  on my hairstyle are not people of color!  Need I say anymore!  Or hair naturally grows with additional height.  So why not use that height to your advantage.  An Afro is hardly boring!  As I say every Friday, “Pick those fros up & out and give them something to talk about!”

Locs – Now if you’re at the point in your life where you feel like you have tried everything, or you want a more permanent option to braids or twists.  Or if you want to see how long your hair can really get, consider getting locs as a hairstyle. If you just want to try them out, get faux locs.  I had permanent locs  for several years and let me tell you everything you do with your hair now you can do to locs.  You can curl, braid, put them in a bun, and my favorite add loc jewelry.  It is lower maintenance, but not no maintenance.   Also having locs is great way to re-educate others on their idea of locs in general as a hairstyle.

In Conclusion

 I hope this gave the bored Naturalista’s out there a few hairstyle ideas. Have you tried any of the above style options?  Do you have any ideas you have considered, but still  don’t know if you should go for it or not?  Well here’s your push – Go For It.

Let me know what you think.  Don’t forget to like, share, comment, and subscribe.  Until next time Curlfriends!

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