Organic Hair Care for the “Curly Girl!”

I have curly hair and my hubby has stick straight hair, so when Little Pumpkin Doodle was born, her hair was stick straight.  Around 9 months her hair starting becoming wavy, and now it’s curly.  I wasn’t sure how to take care of her hair, and thought I would continue to use Cetaphil to wash her hair since in was doctor recommended.

One afternoon, when my husband was having a rare moment to himself while enjoying coffee at our local Star Bucks, a woman walked in with her child.  He noticed the child had beautiful hair and since he didn’t want the woman to think he was a weirdo for staring, he told the woman that our daughter had similar hair.  The woman told my husband she wrote a hair care blog and handed my hubby her card, Chocolate Hair Vanilla Care.   When he brought the card home and told me the story, I admit I was skeptical, so the card sat on my desk for few days.  Being the curious person that I am, I decided to take a look at the blog, and what I thought would be five minutes turned into 2 hours, and then I was hooked.

I started with the “beginners” section on the Chocolate Hair Vanilla Care site and moved on from there.  Some of the basic methodologies are “no poo,” which simply means to stop using shampoo, or is a collective term for methods of washing hair with no commercial shampoo.  Although, Cetaphil is not shampoo, it wasn’t exactly organic either.  Some of the other methods are “pre-poo-ing” (pre-washing treatments on dry hair to moisture and add strength to the hair) and using apple cider vinegar to wash hair.

Within days of following the methods on the CHVC blog I noticed a difference;  LPD’s hair was shiny, soft, moisturized and bouncy.  Now since I wasn’t a baby,  I thought I should figure out how to gather more information so I could use the methods on my hair. I  found several other blogs that referred to “no poo”.  I soon came to realize that a lot of information from CHVC and other sites may have referenced  the, Curly Girl  handbook, by Lorraine Massy.

Along with Chocolate Hair Vanilla Care, my favorite natural hair care sites are Curly Nikki and  K is for Kinky , which have introduced me to some of my favorite products,  Aubrey Organics (Honey Suckle Rose) and Kinky-Curly Knot Today.  If someone told me a few months ago I would be washing my hair with products like Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar, moisturizing with olive oil, coconut oil and shea butter (all organic of course) I would have told them that they were nuts, but now, it makes perfect sense.

My only regret is that I wish I had this information when I was a kid:)

I’ll keep you posted on store-bought and homemade products that I use on my hair and LPD.

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Comments

  1. After using apple cider vinegar in my hair which i learned from the curly girl method( which works great for dandruff too) i started using it on my face as a toner and i really see a difference my skin glows. I will check out those other sites. Thx.

  2. LOL i totally remember meeting your husband at Starbucks! i also remember my daughter telling him to visit “chocolate milk, vanilla hair, it’s delicious!” 🙂

    • That’s awesome. I told my hubby that you remembered and my daughter must of heard us talking becasue now she keeps repeating, Chocolate Hair Vanilla Care. lol. Thanks for stopping by.

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