Time for a Change

I’d invested so much time and research into getting my routine to the point it’s at that I realised I’ve been delaying changing my routine. Something isn’t working for Fro and I. I suspect its changed its mind on some things but can’t figure out what. It’s either my length that’s affecting it or the fact that I’ve got colour in my hair or just because Fro feels like making me work more. So in an attempt to mix it up a bit but mainly for my length retention mission, I’m going to to start with a huge product upheaval.

So far, my staples have been: ORS Replenishing Conditioner, ORS Lock & Twist Gel and my own Zesty Lemon Butter and Daily Spritz. Shampoos and conditioners have varied from Tresemme Naturals to VO5 Love My Colour. I’ve always preferred sticking to products that are in the same line as I just believe they’re more effective when used together. But many lines don’t have a product for all of my needs. I’d love to say that Mizani True Textures is a staple but doing so would mean forking out R200 – R300+ per product every few months…not gonna happen.

Oh and in case you missed my desperate pleas on Twitter, I STILL haven’t found a place in Joburg that’s stocking my old faithful ORS Lock & Twist Gel. None. It’s just disappeared. They (ORS) say distribution problems. Seriously? So now what? I use that gel about 2-3 times a week and I only have about a teaspoon’s worth left. We don’t have many choices of good gel here in Jozi. There are plenty of gels but hardly any of them don’t flake, smell nice, moisturise, don’t contain alcohol, keep my hair soft yet holds it in place and are affordable. And I’m sticking to my guns and refusing any offers of getting hair stuff shipped over to me. So I’m not happy Organic Root Stimulator, please sort yourselves out.

Point is, today is wash day and I’m going to try something new. New shampoo, new deep conditioner, new butter. Only thing I think will stay is my Daily Spritz. I love it too much. I don’t know if this line will work or not but I have faith and will of course come back with an honest product review.

Trial and error.



  1. Anonymous
    February 13, 2015 / 3:47 pm

    Hey Doll…If you cant find your Lock and Twist Gel…Flaxseed Gel is AMAZING for Natural Hair. It leaves the hair feeling soft, defined and still bouncy and there's NO residue. There are plenty of Tutorials showing how to make it and its extremely inexpensive.
    Best of Luck

  2. February 3, 2013 / 10:05 am

    Check out Naptural85 tutorial on all natural, homehand hair gel with flax seeds! Very easy and inexpensive to make!

    • February 11, 2013 / 12:12 pm

      I've seen a couple of recipes for it online and I think I'll try make it sometime in the future. Thanks

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