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Friday, March 15, 2013
Alright With Me: Tresseme Naturals Conditioner
If I had a list titled Things I Am Bad At By Arbitrary Internet Standards, having natural hair would be an item on that list. It would probably be right underneath blogging.
I don't really obsess that much about my hair. I mean sure, when it's been so long between detanglings that I have to cut chunks out I get a little anxious and berate myself. Sure I watch youtube videos and check CurlyNikki religiously. Sure I browse natural hair products at Target. All of those things are passive though, and they very rarely translate into action. I should have known this kind of laziness would happen as soon as my hair was long enough to snatch into a respectable ponytail. Although to be all the way real, I had already downgraded my styling standards to intentionality. (Basically I ask myself "Does my hair look like I meant it to look this way?" If the answer is "Good enough" I consider myself good to go)
Despite my general lassitude in regard to my hair, I have made some recent intriguing discoveries.
Tresseme Naturals is a pretty popular conditioner and with good reason. I bought some as a splurge when I ran out of the even cheaper V05 stuff I have been using to detangle. (I used to prefer Kinky Curly Knot Today but it's $11.00 and I use a lot to detangle-even diluting it with water in a spray bottle doesn't make it stretch sufficiently. I could get a bottle of Blackberry Tea V05 conditioner for like .67 cents. Of course, I used half a bottle at a time to detangle so volume wise, it wasn't that great either.)
I can work with this conditoner though. It comes in a bigger bottle and it only took maybe 1/6 of it to do the job for my whole head. I was actually able to wash and detangle my hair in the shower in about 45 minutes. That's unheard of. The point that sold me though is that I left some of this conditioner in and it actually had enough hold and weight for three decent hair days in a row. Color me impressed.
I tried it as a leave in again with a little EcoStyler Gel on top and had an absolutely banging twist out -or about twenty minutes because it was raining cats and dogs. Another list titled Things I No Longer Care About Now That My Hair is Natural would have rain and umbrellas on it.