Wednesday, April 6, 2011

How we started: The beginning of a child's hair journey

MadimelzCurlz Natural Hair Journey

I started my daughter's natural hair journey when I started mine back at the end of 2007.   This is when my beautiful sister in law told me about Fotki, a photo sharing site where so many women share their hair journies. And I was hooked.  As far as my daughter, I was doing so many things to her hair...vaseline, tight rubberbands, water, etc.  But I was left with was dryness and crazy looking edges.  But I thought I could fix that.  I was using J&J baby shampoo to wash.  She was born with a full head of curls and they weren't soft because of the dryness.  I changed her shampoo and then looked at some of the natural sisters regimen from Fotki.  But natural or relaxed heads, had oils in their regimens.  I kicked myself for throwing away the jars I had of shea butter when I moved down to Atlanta.  I thought I had no use for the seven containers anymore that I paid a $1 each for from a street seller in  Anyhow, I started to incorporate some products in her and I noticed her hair flourished.  The main thing that made her hair take off was mainly the techniques I was using.  I rarely used the rubber bands, I learned a technique to comb her hair, I learned to cornrow and most importantly...I learned more about patience.  I always say that if you have patience, you waste less time than if you rushed.  Although our journies consist of a relaxed head (me) and a natural head (MadiMelz Curlz), I'm happy to say that the journey has been wonderful for the both of us.  Funny thing is that I do more with her hair than my own....I just want her to shine.  So here's a question I've been asked a few times...will I ever relax my daughter's hair.  I won't relax her hair at all. I honeslty don't want her to when she becomes of age to make that decision.  Under my care, I found a way to take care of her hair and saw results.  So if I can manage her hair in it's natural state, why relax it?  But for now, my stance is to let her see what I do with her hair so she can be armed with knowledge.  At the end of the day, it's just hair!  We know there are more important things in life to enrich the soul to prepare for life.  It's our responsibility to SHOW great subconscious examples in everything that we do...they internalize that and in turn will make them beautiful inside and shine outside.

"The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! – Matthew 6:22-23 (NIV)

Please take a look at MadimelzCurlz Natural Hair Journey Video!

God bless you all!
AngelzCurlz & JoifulzCurlz Natural Hair Journey

After having my first daughter (JoifulzCurlz), I began experimenting with styles and just about every baby product (Johnson & Johnson, Gerbers, Just for me)… just to name a few. I grew tired of using flaky gels and shampoos that dried out her hair without giving me a long lasting hairstyle. So I started to search for products that contained moisture, shea butter and all the other “good” ingredients for your hair. I was completely clueless as to what I was actually searching for.  My extent of hair knowledge was limited to jherri curls, relaxers, over processed hair, heat & color damage. I experienced this first hand for 30 years of my life. I just knew that I didn’t want that for my daughters… there had to be something better for them. Just as I got into my healthy hair care research, baby girl #2 (AngelzCurlz) was born. I knew that I wanted to incorporate my new found hair knowledge in the beginning of her hair journey as soon as possible. I basically began to shampoo their hair with a mild shampoo and I moisturized their scalps with baby oil.  I figured it was light, with very little harmful products for their scalps and skin. I too stopped relaxing and decided to begin my natural hair journey along with them.
For years my staple products included pantene (shampoo and conditioner), bb super grow and fantasia ic gel. They were not the best choice of products but at the time, they gave us pretty decent results. It wasn’t until about a year ago when I decided to try Kids Organics Shea Butter Conditioning Shampoo, 100% Raw Coconut Oil and 100%Unrefined Shea Butter. I was shocked at how moisturized the girls’ hair became after using these products. I have continued to use these products as well as Jojoba Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I am so happy that the 3 of us have gone on this Natural Hair Journey together. I think the key to our journey has been research, patience and perseverance. Healthy hair doesn’t start over night so it is important to get started as soon as possible so that you can begin to see good results. I encourage you to photo document your daughter’s journey (whether relaxed or natural) because it will show you their progress even when you don’t think you’ve had any. Get started and enjoy the journey in the process!!

Please feel free to view AngelzCurlz & JoifulzCurlz Natural Hair Journey Video!

"Stay vigilant and refuse to be overwhelmed."


  1. Love you both! Awesome blog...look forward to the success of it!

  2. @ Strivingbelle
    We love you too and thank you so much for your support hun!

  3. Wonderfull!!! What an encouragements. Love the bible quotations too..God richly bless you all!

  4. Thanks so much, briddie. We truly appreciate your support.