I was wearing weaves in the early 90’s. Looooong weaves that looked somewhat natural. Then I went REALLY natural for over 10 years and loved it. But childbirth and age prompted me to throw in the occasional extension. When I moved to LA in 2008, I found a weave genius and wore a beautiful full head for two years while my hair fully repaired. I took out my weave for good after losing one of my best friends to ovarian cancer in 2010. I’d throw in the occasional clip-in hair but I was finished with sewing in.
During a visit to India in 2013, I picked up three different oils to promote hair growth. That is when the obsession began. I now have about 10 hair oils, masks, etc from India and they are far less expensive than anything else. Oh, and they work. I just applied Vatika Naturals Garlic Hair Oil as a pre-wash conditioner while I write this but I don’t smell like garlic at all. It contains Garlic, Lemon and Rosemary and some chemicals that may be not so healthy but I do so many healthy things, I’m not going to worry.
The oils penetrate great and define my curls. My hair has pretty much stopped breaking which a a big deal for a woman over 40. The nearly 7 oz. bottle was $3.99. I’ll shampoo and condition and then massage homemade Triphala oil with Bhringraj into my scalp. The “Triphala Plus” doesn’t smell so great (fried something!) but it keeps my hair crazy soft and again--no breakage!