So, *sigh*, in a perfect world I would be able to get everything I need for my hair at the grocery store (like MOST American women) but, as a natural, sometimes the “haul” can be downright tiring. Let me first say that having natural hair products in Walgreen, Target and Whole Foods has helped a bunch! But my haul includes driving to Devon street (the Indian neighborhood in Chicago) for henna, Whole Foods for Giovanni Shampoo, Walgreens or Target for Shea Moisture products, ordering Bear Fruit Hair leave-in and MyHoneyChild Olive You Conditioner online (thank God for BGLH Marketplace!), going to Sally’s or any other neighborhood beauty supply store for satin bonnets and banana clips, and going to the health foods store to pick up raw ingredients like castor oil and glycerin.
Now, to be fair, I have a lot of ‘kitchen substitutes’ to tide me over until I need a certain product. And I’ve become a master at customizing drugstore conditioners to fulfill my hair’s needs. But, I can’t lie, sometimes it’s annoying that I have to do so much just to get the products I like, and that work best on my hair.
So my question is; How far do you have to go to get your hair products? Is it a long process? And, if so, does it ever annoy you? Do you wish natural hair products were more centralized? Or do you not really think about it?