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On the Couch With Michalene

By January 27th, 202117 Comments
Meet Michalene… a gorgeous natural who like many, has only recently embraced her curls.

On the Couch With Michalene
It is just over a year since I embraced my natural curls. I had got to the stage where I could do nothing with my hair and I was searching the internet for hair help and stumbled across and it was a revelation for me. I had previously been blow drying my hair with a brush every day trying to get it into some kind of style. I read and read and then read the Curly Girl book and decided to just start wearing my hair as it was meant to be instead of the constant fight it had become.

Most people at first just commented that my hair was really curly. They would ask if I had permed it. It felt good to say that this was its natural state! Most – well actually, all of my friends have straight hair so they don’t really understand what curly hair is like and when I showed one of them a picture of how I wanted the front of my hair styled she said I should try and wear it less curly like the picture – I explained that my hair just curls as it wants I can’t change how the curls are and I said its like me asking you to not wear your hair as straight as it is!

My ‘must have’ products are firstly my FSG (flax seed gel) – I can always get a good hair day using this. For co washing I use Original Source Pear & Avocado (available in the UK not sure about the USA) and I also like a conditioner with protein such as Aubrey Organics GPB. (In the colder weather I use a tiny amount of leave in – Curl Junkie/Darcy Botanicals are my favourite for that.)
On the Couch With Michalene
My current hair routine is: co wash with Original Source Pear and Avocado then use AOGPB and leave in for a few minutes, rinse out, scrunch out some water, then scrunch in lots of FSG, plop using Curlease towel, then diffuse on low for 10 mins and leave my hair to air dry. (Now obviously like a lot of curlies I am a bit of product junkie so I do try lots of different products!)

In the summer and higher dew points I use much the same routine but top with Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee (Not that we actually get too many days of heat and humidity here in Scotland!)


On the Couch With Michalene


  • Anonymous says:

    Well to anonymous "8:15pm" all I can say is do what makes you feel good. Not everyone is gonna like your choices in life sometimes, but only you can make yourself happy nobody else can. Mom might not like it now, but eventually she will come around and be glad that you embraced being natural. So Live, Laugh and Engoy the Natural Way of Hair Living. :)

  • Anonymous says:

    hellow nikki im having trouble going natural i have no support from anyone my mother doesn't want me to go natural period she thinks i look better with relax hair its like black woman hate the hair thta god blessed them with i just need some positive words please..this is my 2nd time going natural

  • Anonymous says:

    Beautiful!!lovely head of hair.

  • Anonymous says:

    Thank you all so much for your lovely comments. FSG is so easy to make – 2 cups water 1/2 cup seeds boil till it starts to thicken (you will see a sort of white foamy stuff) then strain (prob takes in total around 10 mins to make) You can add things your hair likes – a little honey, some glycerin etc endless possibilities! (Really cheap to make too). Thanks again ladies! Michalene

  • Anonymous says:

    I was saying the same thing.. Flax seed gel huh.. LOL

    Hello my name is Micaiahty and i am a product junkie.. LOL

    You are looking fabulous Ms. Michalene..

  • Anonymous says:

    Lovin' the curls! Flax seed gel, huh? Gotta look into that one.

  • Maria says:

    Beautiful hair!

  • Lori says:

    Beautiful curls! I want to try your Pear and Avocado shampoo. Never heard of it before.

  • curlychronicles says:

    Gorgeous curls! :D I made my own flax seed gel and it was really moisturizing! I gotta get back on that!

  • Jennae says:

    Gorgeous curls! I know a lot of women who go through a lot of work to get loose, flowing curls like that :)

  • Anonymous says:

    Beautiful curls! They look great on you! I'll be glad when mine get that long!

  • Anonymous says:

    lovely hair and welcome to the site. I haven't used the fsg yet, but it looks good.

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow you hair looks good, and the curls look so soft and touchable. I know you get alot of
    people trying to put their hands in your hair :). You can get the Flax Seeds at Walmart in the vitamin isle, also at Walgreens, and Whole Food Stores. Their really good to use and at a good price.

    You can also check out "Naptural85" on Youtube that has a wonderful way on how to make it. Ckick on the uploads under her name and you will see it listed.

  • KeetaRay says:

    Her hair is gorgeous, I'm happy that she's decided to embrace her lovely curls! I have to look into this flax seed gel… The PJ in my wants to try! Lol

  • lexibugg says:

    welcome michalene, glad you are now embracing your natural curls they are beautiful!!!! i may have to try that flax seed gel!!!

  • kimmie0810 says:

    Gorgeous curls! What is flaxseed gel? And what are the benefits of using it? Does anyone know where it can be purchased in the US?

  • Anonymous says:

    I've seen you around I love your curls and I'm also a fan of FSG. Its the best gel in the world!

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