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5 Ways To Nurture Your Inner Product Junkie Without Breaking The Bank

imageBy Terez Howard
Terez Howard, who has been researching natural hair for 5 years, endeavors to help ladies learn more about their precious tresses.  At her blog, she shares her Sisterlocks journey.

Ultimate curl definition. 
The softest, silkiest fro imaginable. 
Guaranteed to stimulate long, healthy hair growth.

When you read advertisements like that followed by realistic testimonials that say, “This really works!”, don’t you feel impelled to give that super product a chance?  We naturals might like to believe that we have the strength to not try every up-and-coming natural hair care product on the market.  Some of us do.

On the other hand, some of us label ourselves product junkies.  As the name suggests, we are addicted to hair care products.  Our hair care arsenal looks like bomb shelter, but instead of canned food and a first aid kit, we have rows and rows of gels, shampoos, conditioners, serums, cleansers, clarifiers, glosses, moisturizers, creams, lotions and detanglers.  How much can one head of hair handle?

Less is more.
The more products we pile on our natural tresses, the greater the need to cleanse our scalps of nasty product build-up.  The first couple days after we load our hair with product might give it the look we desire.  But after those couple days, too much product will start to irritate the scalp and weigh down fragile strands.

Less is more.  The absolute least amount of product that gives the greatest results will help your hair and scalp stay cleaner longer, looking cute in the process.
But what if you haven’t found that miracle product yet, the one that detangles, moisturizes and defines your unique curls?  You don’t have to give up cable because you are a product junkie.  You also don’t have to quit cold turkey from buying natural hair care products.

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Inspiration from Traci Simpson of Satin Blends

Traci Simpson, is the creative force behind Satin Blends. Satin Blends consists of all natural products for the entire family. You will find everything you need from head to toe, including, hair and scalp treatments, body butters, bath salts, foot scrubs and more. Satin Blends products, which can also be customized, are made with essential oils, organic carrier oils and natural preservatives. 

Traci’s Hair Story…
I started my natural hair journey in March 2006.  The decision to no longer perm my hair came along with me making the transition into a vegetarian/holistic lifestyle.  It was a rough hair journey.  As my hair was going through the detox stage I battled with “cant do anything with my hair” syndrome.

My hair had an interesting look…I had inches and inches of new growth with straight permed ends.  My natural hair transition was so challenging for me that I purchased a perm because of that “cant do anything with my hair” stage.  I am soooo thankful that I held strong and didn’t perm my hair.  Being Natural is who I am! I had to embrace my hair in order to love it.  Although my hair has different textures – I still love being natural.  I found my purpose in my naturalness.

As a result of changing my lifestyle, I stumbled across my purpose.  I had no idea what God had in store for me.  Being vegetarian/holistic/natural, I had to change the products that I used on my skin and my hair.  I attended the Natural Hair Expo in 2009 in which I purchased raw shea butter for the first time.

I’m not sure where the idea came from but I decided to put the shea butter, olive oil, vitamin E and Lavender in the blender (my first recipe).  I let a coworker try my concoction in which she loved it and wanted to purchase a jar.  This was the birth of Satin Blends.

Satin Blends products are all natural, organic and Vegan.  All Satin Blends product are handmade with Passion & Love.  Our products are specially blended with raw unrefined shea butter, organic essential oils. organic carrier oils (such as Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, etc) and natural preservatives.

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Who’s Minding Our Business?

by Laquita

It wasn’t long ago when natural hair wearers had to either go on a scavenger hunt for products to maintain their natural tresses or become Kitchen Beauticians and make their own. Nowadays, you can go into practically any store and find products that are geared toward maintaining and styling natural hair.

As a result of the natural hair surge, many large corporate cosmetic companies have also, for lack of a better term, jumped on the natural hair bandwagon, touting products for ‘curly’ hair and/or ones that contain natural ingredients such as Olive Oil and Shea Butter.

Years from now, will these larger companies end up buying out the smaller internet or home-based ones making them obsolete? Will executives without a strand of natural hair on their heads end up selling natural products? The following bloggers/natural hair product makers shared their thoughts with Kinnks.

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