Pursuit of Natural

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My Jar of Gel

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Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to lay this jar of gel to rest, as it never laid my edges.

Sometimes along this journey, a special product will come into your life and make you wonder how you ever got by without it. Argan Oil EcoStyler wasn’t that product. It was 16 ounces, two bucks and change. Your girl thought it was a bargain.

Sometimes a thrifty natural will get to thinking she’s missing out.  Everywhere I turned, people were extolling the benefits of hair gel. It slicked your edges and made your wash and go pop. Or caused a disaster. Or defined curls. Or made the ends ball up. Or just had to be applied properly, at the right time, with Holy Water an extra prayer or two for best results. Even on tightly coiled hair!

Well, I found out for myself. Tried it on three different occasions, using different techniques before conceding gel (mostly glycerin, but that’s another story) was not for me.

So here we are, over a year later, paying our respects to this gel that so thoroughly disrespected my fro. Gone too full, it lives on in crunchy, tangled memories, as a reminder that sometimes I’m really not missing out. I’m doing all right by my fro.

Goodbye Argan Oil EcoStyler. Dust to dust, ash to ash. Scrape this junk into the trash. (I’m keeping the jar, though, for DIY purposes.)


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Author: pursuitofnatural

I'm a natural black chick in the USA who loves to laugh, write, and help others. So, I created The Pursuit of Natural, a blog on the hijinks, lowjinks, and lessons learned from going natural

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