Hello — I’m Erica, aka Lavishly Natural, and this is my blog about all things related to 4C natural hair health and wellness!
I’ve been natural since February 16, 2009. I did my bc (big chop) on January 25, 2010 and my hair grew so fast, so full, so thick, coarse, kinky, and cottony beautiful I just couldn’t stop playing with it!
I didn’t know much when I started, but I quickly became a product ‘junkie’ and fell in love with all of the naturally delicious, organically handmade treasures I never knew existed until YouTube!
But the newness eventually wore off. The delight of new growth and new length was replaced by the dread of the 3 or 4 hours it would take to wash, detangle, and style (styling could add another few hours as well).
I got lazy and I thought my hair could handle it.
Instead of playing and studying my hair and its greatness, I rushed.
Sprinkle a little stress and heat (blow drying and flat ironing specifically), and damage reared her familiar face…right in my crown and edges.
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I discovered some healing recipes, and got my hair to grow back twice as long as it had been before the damage.
So, I’ve been on a new journey ever since!
I am committed to discovering everything I can possibly discover about the care, growth, and retention of healthy hair natural hair.
When I started this blog in November of 2011, I wanted to create my own, all-natural hair care line. Some of my favorites are listed below. Experiment, make variations, and GET NATURAL!
- Clay Wash (My Shampoo)
- Hair Tea
- Herbal Spritz
- Hair Butter
- Hair Growth Serum
- Body Butter