Half-natural now.. help needed. :)

Hi all!

This is my first post on here. I've been lurking for a few weeks and found out I've been using really harsh shampoos and conditioners all the while.

I'm from South India and have dull black (previously jet-black) wavy and frizzy hair because of all the harsh products! My goal is to keep my hair dark, shiny, healthy, and embrace those pretty curls.

I'm planning to go all-natural now (organic/ayurvedic), but the problem is, we don't get most of the products here in India (Suave Naturals, Tresemme Naturals, so on and so forth).

I'm guessing I'll have to just settle down for the ones we get here.

My hair is somewhere between 2a and 2b.
Density: Normal (but with my hair-fall rate, it might go down soon unless I do something!)
Porosity: Low-normal
Elasticity: Normal

Here's a list of what I'm planning to use:

Shampoo: Biotique Bio Kelp (Ayurvedic) . I found this keeps my hair fresh, but doesn't condition.

Conditioners: As far as I know, there aren't any conditioners HERE that are silicone-free. So, for a co-wash, could I use one of the Lush Hair Moisturizers instead? Are Lush products completely organic?

Cleansing shampoos: I need help with this. Could somebody tell me specific products that I could get in India, please? I'm not a big fan of online shopping, however. I know there's this cleansing shampoo from Forest Essentials, but I couldn't find a review on here.

Styling products: As of now, I'm not planning on these. Budget constraints.

Additional info: I use egg-white and pure coconut oil on my hair once a week.

Does this routine sound ok for my hair type? And I seriously need help with the condish/cleansing shampoo. Aaaand one final question, are cleansing shampoos really required if I'm sticking to an organic schedule?

Cheers curlies!

I feel liberated after reading all the posts on here. Great forums!
first congrates on your first post AND embracing your lovely curls!! i dont really no wats available in India, but doesnt india have all those exotic herbs n spices? if i were you i would research some things that you know are around where you live, maybe somthing will surprise you
n your additional info:: ive heard that egg WHITE are drying, so maybe try egg yoke or whole egg with the coconut oil?
im natural as well, n i shampoo once a week with an organic shampoo, the rest of the week i just use water, or if i use alot of product then i use a bit of condish. theres no right or wrong, its about finding out what works for you n what doesnt, wat your hair loves/hates good luck!!

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
thanks for the reply fmasuhr! you have lovely curls.

like you said, i've done some poo and condish hunting and learnt what my hair needs. and yes, i've also invited impatient looks from people around me, because that's all i've been talking about since a couple of days!

luckily, i've found some good organic ones here and i cant WAIT to try them out!

here's my future siggie:

shampoo: biotique sea kelp
conditioner: the body shop rainforest extra moisture condish / ACV rinse
leave-in: the body shop radiance leave-in

WOOHOO! Curltastic!

i will keep posting if i have any doubts! here's to a healthier living!
ooh ive been thinking bout getting the body shop rainforest condish, hows it going?
thanx your hairs gonna be shinny in no time all i really think bout these days is my hair as well so your not the only one lol

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
haha! glad to know i'm not the only one.

just tried the condish today and it's good. i'm gonna have to wait for a day though, to see if the moisture's enough or not. i love the smell of both the condish and the leave-in, however.
if you think its good i might try it as well

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
here's what i observed:

-slip is pretty good
-moisture is average (maybe i need to drink more water or apply more
condish!)
-didnt add much of a shine
-hair smelt good and felt bouncy!
-there was less frizz overall

thats good enough for me! what say?
well when yo noticed all of that n its natural sounds like a keeper! is there any build up? im always really fussy with condish, cause i dont want any build up

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
i've noticed no build up fmasuhr ! i think you should go ahead and try it !
sounds great just wat i need, cause i got new products 3 weeks ago, n went through the list bout 3 times, n didnt notice hidden cones till th weekend!! so now i gotta use a sulfate poo to get rid of em n start again not very happy but that happeneds when ya newly natural........

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
Cool !

Tell me how you liked it.

I'm also planning to buy the Cottonseed Curl Boost thingy in my next trip to TBS !
thats exactly wat i bought....... there are a few hidden cones in the other, fizz free thingy so i wouldnt use that if i were you, i think that the curl boost is ok, but just to be sure im going two weeks with out it n seeing how it goes, then two weeks with it n see if it does anything

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
You mean the detangling spray?

Well it says on the site that it's silicone, paraben and colourant free, but maybe I need to check the product label again.

I just realized I should've bought the Curl Boost instead of the Radiance Spray.

Oh well, I'll just wait it out!
it was the cotten seed curl boost, but when you think its alright, then i think it might be th other thing i got....... idk though, im still getting used to reading it n seeing wats in it n all that stuff

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494

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