Feb 4, 2019

What’s In My Bag? | Natural Hair Tag



What makes a girl a woman? Is it her expertly beat face (makeup), her stylish heels or her handbag that seems to match every outfit? I’m convinced it’s the handbag because both my mom and grandma had one specific handbag that they took everywhere and it always went well with whatever they wore. For me it’s a completely different story. The closest I’ve come to a handbag is standing in TjMaxx in the bag section thinking “these look so cute” then making my way over to the snacks.

Seeing as I haven’t grown into the habit of using a handbag just yet I’ve decided to do a natural hair version of “What’s in my bag?”. In other words, I’m not a ‘grown woman’ yet so let me stick to something I know. My “Natural Hair Bag” (not pictured) is actually a gift I received from Sally Beauty because I went crazy one day and spent about $30 on 14 items. So I not only have a month’s worth of hair products but I have a bag to put them in as well. 



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Lately I’ve been trying to transition from using Cantu products because I noticed that whenever I used them tiny balls/clumps of product would be left all over my hair. At first I figured it was just the products not mixing well but then I thought that it might just be the brand. 
I haven’t completely gotten rid of Cantu products just yet because in December I got a really good deal on three full-size products; a leave-in conditioner, tea tree & jojoba oil, and a grow strong treatment. So now I’m going to wait until they run out or just give them to my little sister (whichever comes first). 

Anyways, enough back story, let’s get into my bag. 


Wash Day Hair Products


My wash day routine is pretty simple - shampoo, condition and dry with a t-shirt. But whenever I’m feeling extra spicy I either add a deep conditioning treatment, an apple cider rinse or hot coconut oil treatment. At this moment my bag has a Shea Moisture travel size shampoo and conditioner from the Jamaican Black Castor Oil line and a Black Jamaican Castor Oil Leave In Treatment. These are definitely what I’ll be using on my next wash day. 

My Fabulous Styling Tools 



Next up are my styling tools. The fanciest tool I have is a $2 scalp massager/de-tangler that I got from Sally Beauty. Amazing right? Other than that I have regular stuff: 
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair ties
  • Wide tooth comb 
  • Section clips 
  • Hair clippers (scissors) 
  • A regular comb and
  • Bobby pins (not pictured)

Hair Products - LCO Method 



Lastly, I have my go to LCO products; Cantu Leave-in treatment, African Pride Bouncy Curls Pudding and Cantu Tea Tree & Jojoba Oil. I prefer the LCO method simply because whenever I let my hair air-dry it still looks shiny because the oil was added last. But if we’re getting technical, the oil helps to seal in moisture and the treatments into the hair strands. So far, these products have worked well for me as I am yet to find any clumps. I’m still keeping my fingers crossed (just in case). I finish off my hairstyle with a little African Pride Silky Smooth Edge control to lay my edges or at least attempt to. 


What are some weird things you’ve found in your bag? 
Do you have a specific bag for your hair products?


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19 comments:

  1. Interesting post. I've only just started adding to my hair care supplies, I keep mine in a box, because my girls are now getting to the age where they want to look "pretty" and do their hair more. My hair care is as simple as wash, condition and air dry. Then I brush it daily, only just recently added a comb to my collection. I will sometimes leave my hair down and sometimes I will pull it back into a pony tail, because it's so hard to do my own hair. However, with my girls, I will do braids, bows, sometimes curl their hair with the curling iron...And they tolerate it, though I think they are a lot like me, and prefer it down, but it's so hard to get their hair to stay tidy. I have to spray it so much that we have to wash too frequently if they keep their hair loose.

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    1. I get it - my little sister is the same.

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  2. I’ve actually not got a hair bag but it’s a very good idea!
    -kyra || lovekyra.000webhostapp.com

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    1. Trust me it’s much easier than grabbing and carrying a bunch of different sizes bottles and containers to the bathroom for wash day.

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  3. Great post! You have an amazing collection of products in your bag, which is very impressive. I wish I had a beauty bag, and am thinking about getting one. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I’m glad you like it and I can’t wait to add more products to it.

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  4. Wow, I’ve never considered using a bag for my hair products. They are all just thrown in a drawer... great idea! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. You’re welcome. This way you’ll have access to those that you use regularly and less clutter.

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  5. Good read! I actually don't have a hair bag but I have a draw with hair stuff and a lot of other random stuff.

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    1. The hair care bag would be like a makeup bag but for hair product.

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  6. Don’t have an official hair routine muchless a bag lol. I probably should consider it though.

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    1. It’ll change your life trust me. Everything is so much easier when you have a plan.

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  7. KevinDFergusonFebruary 11, 2019

    Wish I had these advice when I had a beard 😭

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    1. Lol all you had to do was ask em Kev.

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  8. I don't really have a hair care regime to use a bag, but I think I need to start one!
    Thanks so much for sharing. :)

    Fran x

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    1. You should. Even if it’s to hold all your products when you’re going on a trip.

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  9. Great information, l went natural and have had real bad hair days❤

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    1. Same and I’m still learning how to take care of my hair.

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