Naturals To Know: Adey


Adey1, Adey's Natural Hair Tips

1 How long have you been a natural? Did you transition? If so, how?

I stopped chemically straightening my hair back in 2001. I transitioned by letting my natural hair grow out and regularly cutting the straight ends of my hair over time until all the relaxed part of my hair was gone.

 

2 Describe your hair in three words.

Thick, versatile, and resilient.

 

3 How are you currently wearing your hair? What is your hair routine? What products do you use?

I usually wear my hair in a braid out or a pulled up braid out. Before washing, I pre-poo my hair with a mix of coconut milk, conditioner and castor oil. If my scalp is dry, I also do a scalp treatment with a mix of jojoba oil and tea tree oil. I usually wash my hair with liquid castile soap but I sometimes use vegetable glycerine soap or Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle shampoo. The conditioner I currently use is Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle conditioner.

I like using a mixture of jojoba, coconut, argan, and castor oils after washing my hair. To help detangle my hair, I recently started using a mix of water and apple cider vinegar, which works great for me. I like using all-natural hair and body products as much as possible. I rarely use commercial hair products but if I had to pick one, it would definitely be SheaMoisture. Part of my routine is regularly getting my hair trimmed every three to four months.

Adey3, Adey's Natural Hair Tips

4 Name one thing that you learned about your hair after becoming a natural.

I learned that diet influences the condition of hair probably more than anything else..

 

5 Where else can we find you online?

Like Adey’s Natural Hair Tips on Facebook
Tweet @adeystips on Twitter
Follow @adeystips on Instagram

 

6 A final word of advice for new naturals?

My advice for new naturals would be to learn to appreciate their particular hair without comparing it to others’ and to understand that every head of hair is different. What works for one person may not necessarily work for another. It’s important to have patience and to focus on the health of the hair rather than length and to enjoy the process of transitioning to natural hair at every length.

I have found that it’s not necessary to buy a lot of expensive commercial hair products to care for natural hair. I personally believe that all-natural products are the best for natural hair. But God created all of us to be unique, so we all have to find which products work best for us. That is part of the adventure of the natural hair journey.

Adey2, Adey's Natural Hair Tips

Meet new naturals.


Tags: ,

10 Responses so far.

  1. ~L says:

    Wow, that’s a lot of hair. I love the advice for new naturals too.
    ~L recently posted..Beauty Tip of the Week: Yogurt & Honey Cleansing MethodMy Profile

    • nappy headed black girl says:

      Me, too. I like that she doesn’t push a lot of name brand products. She uses everyday items that work for her and sticks to them.

  2. Zainab 1 says:

    Great feature. Very pretty hair.
    Zainab 1 recently posted..~ SWEET NATURE BY EDDIE ~My Profile

  3. Clister says:

    Great tips; thanks!

  4. carolj says:

    THANKS FOR THE GREAT INFORMATION, I’AM IN MY 5TH MONTH OF GOING NATURAL. I STILL HAVE RELAX HAIR, ABOUT 3 INCHES OF NATURAL HAIR AND 3 INCHES OF RELAXED HAIR. IF YOU HAVE SOME TIPS THAT WILL KEEP ME GOING FOWARD IN JOURNEY TO NATURAL HAIR PLEASE GIVE THEM TO ME. MY ONLY SUPPORT IS ME!!!!!!, FAMILY MEMEBERS NOT FOR IT!!!!!!!!

    • Welcome to NHBG, Carol.
      Many of us have been where you are (transitioning with no support), including me.

      I know it can be tough going through the process by yourself. Thank goodness for the natural hair community.

      There are a ton of YouTube channels, blogs, and natural hair books to help you make it through. Start by visiting the Friends of the Family link at the top.

      Check out Del Natural’s blog (http://delnatural-allthingshair.blogspot.com/). She’s a new natural who just chopped. Maybe you two can be hair partners.

      As for books, I think “Let’s Talk Hair” by Pamela Ferrell and “Better Than Good Hair” by Nikki Walton are great for transitioners/newbies.

      How long do you plan to transition? Stay tuned…you’ve inspired me to do a transitioning post soon.

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope we’ll see more of you.

      • carolj says:

        MY GOAL IS TO CONTINUE TO TRANSITION AT LEAST UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR. THAT WAY I WILL HAVE A LENGTH TO MY HAIR. I’M NOT AT ALL “ALL ABOUT THE LONG LENGTH HAIR THING”, I REALLY LIKE THE TWO STRAND TWIST, IF MY HAIR CONTINUES TO GROW LIKE IT’S BEEN DOING FOR THE PAST 5 MONTHS, I THINK I WILL HAVE ENOUGH HAIR TO TWIST AFTER I CUT THE RELAXED HAIR OFF. I LIVE IN THE SOUTH AND THE HEAT IS ON!!!!, PLEASE GIVE ME A RECIPE FOR A DIY moisture custard or pudding. I use natural shea butter mix I made myself with some essential oils, but I think my hair is lacking moisture, I the mornings when I leave my hair is soft, but by noon the new growth is hard and dry. Should I make my own or buy something what would you suggest?

  5. Her hair is everything!
    Vanessa of Onyx Rose recently posted..How To | Ninja Bun with Marley Hair (Bold!)My Profile

  6. carolj says:

    GOOD MORNING FAMILY, THINKING ABOUT BUY A WIG!!,NEW GROWTH IS GREAT, ANY TIPS ABOUT WIGS. I SHAMPOO AND CONDITION EVERY WEEK, WILL IT BE OK TO SHAMPOO TWICE A WEEK, IT’S HOT HERE IN THE SOUTH AND MY HEAD IS ALREADY SWEATING?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge