Sisterlocks: Freedom From “Product Junkieism”

Yolanda's Sisterlocks Journey

I was once a proud product junkie. You know you are a product junkie when both of your bathroom cabinets are full of products and you sneak in that extra curl definer before anyone gets home. I would buy whatever product was hot for the moment. I started with Miss Jessie’s in 2008. The search for the perfect product included Oyin, Uncle Funky’s Daughter, Curls, Karen’s Body Beautiful and many more brands.

   

I was once a proud product junkie. You know you are a product junkie when both of your bathroom cabinets are full of products and you sneak in that extra curl definer before anyone gets home. I would buy whatever product was hot for the moment. I started with Miss Jessie’s in 2008. The search for the perfect product included Oyin, Uncle Funky’s Daughter, Curls, Karen’s Body Beautiful and many more brands.

What I learned is that most of the products worked the same. I enjoyed trying new products but my pocketbook grew weary of the purchases. Most times I did not finish the products. My natural friends did not have to go to the beauty supply store for they could just shop at my house. 

It took a couple of years to wean myself from all the products. Fast forward to 2017.  To prepare for my Sisterlock install, I barely used any products besides shampoo and condition for about one month. I have no pictures because my scalp was itchy and my twistouts were frizzy. My scalp and hair were detoxing. I am almost two months locked and still cannot believe that I do not need any products

Now I use a water bottle filled with rose water and occasional mousse for my curly ends. My hair loves water as the main product. I am loving this new loc  journey.

Yolanda Baker is a HR professional by day and sometimes kitchen beautician at night. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. She is an active volunteer within the Bay Area Houston community. Yolanda enjoys blogging and experimenting with natural hair. She resides in Pearland, TX with her husband and two sons. You can follow her on Instagram at @yo1011.

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