Donโ€™t be afraid to try something new ๐ŸŒฑ

Hello my naturalistas! I’m sorry I’ve been MIA! With school and work, I’ve just been so busy. But I’m writing to let y’all know this AMAZING experience I had today. Okay so as many of y’all know (from reading previous posts) that I do wash&go’s. Well up until today, I used creams to style my hair with my wash&go. I’ve had bad experiences with gels and just didn’t like how they made my hair feel. Well although I liked using creams, there was some cons that I didn’t like.

Cons of creams I’ve used

  1. Makes your hair white
  2. Takes forever to air dry
  3. Because of the consistency, my hair was constantly dripping

Those are the 3 cons I personally had with creams, but I did like how my hair looked when it dried. But today I tried a new product and was amazed at how well it works! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ now it is expensive, but to me it’s definitely worth it! It’s Design Essentials Natural Honey Curl Forming Custard! When I tell you i absolutely LOVE this product now! The consistency is not too thick, to me it doesn’t have that “gel” feel and doesn’t make your hair hard. My curls are so defined (creams defined my curls too) and soft! My hair also hasn’t shrunk with this product (well not yet, I hope it doesn’t) nor is my hair white while I’m letting it air dry (like creams usually are). The only downfall with this product is the price is $15 & the jar is so tiny! I’m hoping eventually they’ll sale it in a bigger size.

Well i just wanted to let y’all know about my amazing experience. Feel free to comment whether you use creams/gels or if you’ve tried this product.

Thanks for reading xoxo

Twist out part 2

Hello everyone! Sorry I’ve been MIA. I have been busy with school and work. I have news though. So yesterday I washed my hair and decided to try a twist out again. I tried a twist out once before and I was unsatisfied, but I wanted to see how it would go this time. IT WAS AN EPIC FAIL. Now I will say, my twists were big and I didn’t have that many of them, but still. I was really hoping the second go around was going to be successful and I could switch between twist out and wash and go’s. I will only be doing wash and goes for now on. I just wish youtubers wouldn’t make it seem so easy when they’re doing theirs, when it’s totally not. Well you know what they say “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. What works for someone else may now work for me. No one’s hair is the same and I’m okay with that.

Thanks for reading xoxo

Growth ๐ŸŒฑ

Hello everyone! I was going through my hair photos and was realizing how much my hair has grown. Last week I took a photo after I washed my hair (usually I take photos on wash days to record growth) and I was amazed at how long my hair is (now when it dries, that’s a different story because of shrinkage). My hair feels so healthy and next week will be 1 year and 5 months since I big chopped my hair. Time has flown! I’m looking forward to my 2 year mark to see how long my hair will be then. Of course length doesn’t mean everything because I like my hair to be healthy as well.

Below is a picture of my growth from September 2017 to last week Feb 2018

Feel free to comment.

Thanks for reading xoxo

Life ๐ŸŒป

Hello everyone! When I first started my blog, I thought I wanted to only share my “natural” hair journey. Now I’ve come to the realization that not only do I want to talk about “natural” hair, but my journey in life and other topics. I don’t want my blog to be about just ONE thing, I want it be about whatever comes to mind. My blog title is Naturally Zatala because I’m naturally me. I’m a hyper, indecisive person who has a thousand thoughts running around my head that needs to be written down. This is the place to do it.

So to my followers, I hope you continue to read and for my new followers thank you for joining.

Thanks for reading, xoxo

Celebration ๐ŸŽ‰

Hello everyone! I’m sorry I have been MIA. I’ve been trying to juggle school and work and haven’t had much time for my blog lately. I have decided to make a blog today because February 8th is a special day for me. Today makes one year and four months since I’ve big chop! I can’t even believe it’s been that long. My hair has grown so much and I’ve also learned so much within this time frame. I have figured out what products work for me and what products don’t, I’ve mastered my wash and go, as well as loved my hair in ways that I didn’t think I could. Now I’m not saying I know everything about the “natural” lifestyle, but I do know more now than I did a year and four months ago. Looking back I’m so glad I decided to make the decision to big chop and go “natural”. It’s definitely a life changing experience.

Feel free to comment and let me know how long you’ve been “natural”.

Thanks for reading xoxo

The โ€œnaturalโ€ bandwagon

  • Everyone’s familiar with the term bandwagon I’m sure. It’s a particular activity or cause that has suddenly become fashionable or popular. It seems like people are seeing others go “natural” so they think “I might as well jump on the bandwagon and go “natural” as well.” But being “natural” isn’t a fad, it’s a way of life. So many people think they want to be “natural” without even realizing or knowing what it takes to be “natural”. No I’m not saying I’m a “natural” expert because I’m not. I’m just saying before you ‘hop on that bandwagon’, make sure you know what you’re hopping into. Like I mentioned in a previous post, being “natural” is way harder than not being “natural”.
  • Tips/questions you need to know/ask yourself before you hop on the bandwagon (no being “natural” isn’t a bandwagon, but people look at it like it is so I’m using the term)
  1. Be patient (especially if you’re thinking about transitioning or doing the big chop, your hair will grow it will just take time)
  2. Are you willing to spend numerous amount of dollars on products? (Depending on what products you use, be prepared to spend $20-$30 if not more)
  3. This goes with #2, are you going to be okay with spending your money on products and then realizing it doesn’t work for your hair?
  4. Washing/styling your hair will take time. Do you have the time to care and do your hair? (Most people wear protective styles to protect their hair, but also because they don’t want to deal with their “natural” hair)
  5. Just because a product worked for someone else’s hair, doesn’t mean it will work for your hair
  6. Yes her wash and go or twist/braid out is poppin, but are you willing to put in the effort to make yours?
  7. Consistency is key. You will need to develop a hair regimen and stick with it.
  8. Don’t go “natural” because you like someone’s hair, or because someone else did it.

These are just some of the tips/questions I feel you should know before you make the decision to go “natural”. Personally, I love my hair and being “natural”. The reason being is because when you love something, you take care of it.

Feel free to comment your thoughts or if I left any tips/questions out.

Thanks for reading xoxo

LOC vs LCO

Hello my naturalistas! This post is discussing the two main methods that are used to retain moisture in your hair. If you’re unfamiliar with what the letters stand for in the acronym, L stands for liquid, O stands for oil and C stands for cream.

The LOC method:

  1. Saturate/moisturize your hair with water or a leave in conditioner (preferably water based)
  2. Seal in your moisture with an oil of your choice
  3. Use a cream to close the hair cuticle, which also seals in moisture

The LCO method:

  1. Saturate/moisturize your hair with water or a leave in conditioner (preferably water based)
  2. Use a cream to close the hair cuticle, which also seals in moisture
  3. Seal in your moisture with an oil of your choice

Because oil is a sealant and not moisturizer, most naturalistas would say use the LCO method to seal in the moisture with oil last. I tried the LCO method and it didn’t work for me. I felt like my hair was being weighed down with the oil last. So, I use the LOC method and it works just fine for me. Everyone’s hair is different, so try both to see what works best for you.

Feel free to comment what method you use and your experiences.

Thanks for reading xoxo