It's not even been six months since I decided I’m growing out my natural hair, and in the past few weeks I’ve done more fighting the curly ‘fro that’s growing, than I’ve done with my hair in the past six years. I mean honestly there are some days where I’m fighting to get the comb through.
I know what’s making it worse is the fact my hair is two different textures because I refuse to cut it off and ‘start again’, and as tempting as it is to say “sod it I’m going to relax it again” I’m staying strong and fighting the urge, so I need ways to effectively help me tame my hair while I grow it out.
Heat in my hair is never great but it’s currently a necessity as I’m not walking around with my curly ‘fro-growth from roots while I still have majority straight hair. I’ve used a few hair dryers, but my staple and favourite is my mini ego PROFESSIONAL hairdryer. Although it doesn’t have the luxury of having temperature control because of its size, it does have two speeds.
As I’m not walking around with two different textures in my hair, which means I’m straightening my hair until it’s grown out. My matching mini ego PROFESSIONAL straighteners are my go to no-fuss straighteners; they may be little but they get the job done so quick.
JOJOBA OIL INFUSED PADDLE BRUSH
I’ve recently fallen in love with the idea of oil-infused paddle brushes which have multi-purpose function. Not only do they make for a much easier brush, whilst the jojoba oil nourishes, helps to stop split ends and adds a natural shine.
The all-natural seven-strong product range includes shampoo, conditioners, sprays and creams - everything to take you through the hair washing process to styling, as well as dealing with the day-to-day upkeep and maintenance.
MAZURI SHEA BUTTER NATURALS COWASH CONDITIONING CLEANSER
A no lather cleanser that can be used as shampoo alternative for soft but strong hair.
MAZURI SHEA BUTTER NATURALS CURL AWAKENING CUSTARD STYLING PUDDING
Helps to revive natural curls and minimise ‘shrinkage’ to give you a curl that can last for hours.
MAZURI SHEA BUTTER NATURALS FRESH START SHAMPOO
Helps to strengthen and repair damaged hair from within the strand.
MAZURI SHEA BUTTER NATURALS FRESH START CONDITIONER
Made with ingredients known to repair and strengthen hair, this conditioner is both colour safe and easy to comb through.
MAZURI SHEA BUTTER NATURALS LEAVE IN OIL MOISTURISER*
A daily moisturiser which works on all hair types (including curly straight, relaxed, natural or braided) to help strengthen, promote growth and recondition, which can also be used on damp hair as a blow drying lotion.
MAZURI SHEA BUTTER NATURALS UNTANGLE DETANGLING SPRAY*
This is a product that I personally love, but for the product itself and the name; it's a triple action leave-in conditioner that helps detangle and tame frizzy hair to ease combing, and also ideal for blow drying.
MAZURI SHEA BUTTER NATURALS CURL BOUNCING JELLY*
A styling crème for thick, natural, curly hair; which can be used daily help manage a redefine your natural curl shape, whilst also helping to hold, condition and control thick natural hair.
Packed with natural Shea Butter, as you would assume from the name, and a combination of olive, avocado, sweet almond and sunflower seed oil, the ingredients help to hydrate, add shine and add definition to mixed-race and Afro hair types.
The Mazuri Shea Butter Naturals range is available from Tesco stores nationwide and select Morrisons stores, which makes it greatly accessible, as well as directly from the Pak's Cosmetics website, and all products are under a tenner!
I’ve never been one for ‘about me’ pages so let's keep it short and sweet: I'm 25 (so I guess you could assume I'm going through a quarter-life crisis), London-based, love food, oh, and partial to a rum-based drink... or just the rum tbh.