Moisture

Texture Change Can Happen Naturally Using 0 Chemicals

texture changeBy Mumbi Dunjwa, Naturaz hair

You might be wondering how I can say such a thing right?  Or maybe you’ve experienced a change in your natural hair texture and you get it. If you want to experience real change in the texture and look of your hair, stick with one highly moisturizing product line for at least six months.

Regardless of what your thoughts are, I’d like to share that I’ve noticed my own hair texture change over a period of time during which I have moisturized and nourished it well with Naturaz products.  My curls are not as small as they used to be.

I’m still a type 4 hair type but my whole head of hair is not 4C any more.  Some parts are 4A and others 4B.  My crown is the frizziest as well as the hair right at the front along my forehead and temples.  I think it’s because these areas are the most exposed.  The hair in the back of my head is the softest and silkiest.  Or at least my cuticle is more relaxed and smoothed.  This is the most protected part of my hair.  My guess is that  most people might experience this same phenomenon.

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Did you know that black women purchase at least 9 times more hair products than any other demographic?  We are always trying out new stuff to see whether our hair likes it.  Or we might watch an influencer with larger than life hair demonstrate the use of a product line and want to achieve similar results.  Many of us fall flat on our faces and pretty much give up on products we purchase when we don’t achieve our goals.  Six months down the road, we can hardly shut our cabinets that are overflowing with disappointing products.  Maybe we are too eager or too impulsive or maybe our vision for our hair is so tremendous that we forget to take the tiny, incremental steps needed to get to our envisioned destination.  In our eagerness and impulsiveness, we give up quickly on seeing the products we purchase through, and quickly shift to the next fad that shows up on YouTube.  If all this sounds familiar to you, read on because I have a surprising discovery to share with you.

Clients who’ve used the Naturaz Hair Care line have shared that they’ve experienced a texture change with consistent use of the product line.  Regardless of what you currently use or what you’re about to try out, stick with it for six months or at least finish the jars or bottles of products that you have.  Give them a fair chance to help you achieve your hair goals.  It takes time to really start experiencing a difference in texture so be patient and consistent.

If a product line is making your scalp itchy or you have an allergic reaction, definitely stop using it and make sure you alert the manufacturer.  If your reaction is serious, see a medical professional as soon as possible.  I’m a lifelong natural and I’ve lived the gamut when it comes to natural hair.   Consider what I’ve shared in this article and remember that “a rolling stone gathers no moss.”

Let us know what you think by leaving comments below and let us know what your hair texture is like now compared to the past and what you’ve done to achieve it.

To learn more about Naturaz hair products, visit www.naturaz.com.

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Mumbi Dunjwa

My name is Mumbi Dunjwa and I developed the Naturaz Hair Care line to help women like myself with dry, very curly, coily hair. My hair, which I've always worn natural, was always a challenge to manage and it tangled a lot. I was determined to find a solution. Learn more about me and Naturaz at www.naturaz.com

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6 Comments

  1. Shantbe says:

    This article was misleading. I clicked on it expecting some insight on how texture changes can occur during your natural journey. This was just an ad for some product line.

    1. The article is a sponsored post, however the main point is….

      “Regardless of what you currently use or what you’re about to try out, stick with it for six months or at least finish the jars or bottles of products that you have. Give them a fair chance to help you achieve your hair goals. It takes time to really start experiencing a difference in texture so be patient and consistent.” Quote taken from the article…

      The topic of the article is how using moisturizing products consistently no matter what brand you are using can change have your hair appears and responds.

  2. Hi Bloo! Thanks for your comments above. My intent as Ariane mentioned above was quite different from what you deduced. I embraced my natural hair as it was, long before natural hair caught on. I would therefore not be well positioned to influence people to dislike their texture because I have embraced mine all along. I can say though, with conviction and feedback from quite a number of clients who’ve used Naturaz products consistently, that texture can shift from rough and dry to being soft and smoother. This would be as a result of good moisture and oil absorption and retention. I’ve also found that if hair is really soft and well moisturized (not wet or oily), it will respond so much better to a light natural non drying gel. I’ve experienced my own hair texture change as described in the article. I can only highlight what I’ve used over the years during which this change has taken place. But in the article I’m encouraging readers to give “whatever product” they’re using a chance.
    My intent was to share a genuine experience and feedback from others so as to motivate readers to stick with a product line (whichever one they like) and give their hair a chance to acclimate and respond. Well moisturized, healthy hair has a different texture from dry, brittle hair.

    I hope this helps!

  3. Bloo says:

    This is clearly a sponsored post for these products. You are promoting that we change our texture by using these products. You should be encouraging us to embrace our textures, regardless of the texture. Why do we need to change our texture? This is why the natural hair community stays divided with texture envy and discrimination. Really disappointed in this post.

    1. I understand your frustration and concern, but that isn’t where the author was going.

      I have a 4b hair type and when I use certain products like gels for instance it does give my hair a different look than if my hair is in its raw state without any products. Which is what I believe to be the angle of this post.
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      My hair looks to be a totally different texture on the right, but in it’s raw state it is kinky coily and I am just fine with that. I talked about it in this post: https://blacknaps.org/2014/09/16/yes-i-have-naps-and-my-hair-can-still-get-laid-with-some-waves-yours-can-too/
      I personally do not mind whether my hair is manipulated to look curly or if it looks more afro textured, but the truth is a lot of people do care.
      I actually have gotten the question “Can I change my texture?” a few times in my inbox. While you can’t truly change your texture unless you put harmful chemicals in it, you can achieve the look of another texture by manipulating your hair with set styles and or products.

      Once you put any type of product on your hair it will manipulate how your texture appears, which is why when people inquire about hair typing I recommend to do it on freshly washed hair with no product added and no braiding/twisting of the hair.

      There’s also nothing wrong with people desiring different looks. For people seeking to have a more curly look I would rather them turn to a natural product or styling method for a faux texture change.

      We should feel free to want to wear our hair straight, curly or in an afro without any judgement. As long as it is something that we want and we are not doing it for other reasons.

      1. Linda Wright says:

        Thank you heartily for your reply to “subscriber” who interpreted this post as another “bad” hair transformation brainwash. I’ve noticed with my 4C hair type that when my hair is moisturized it is so much easier to manage; alleviating the horrendous tangles and resultant hair breakage, and dewy moisturized hair is the desired goal for those of us who choose to rock locs that reflect a healthy mane of hair.

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