There is absolutely no way I could have gone to England without paying a visit to a natural hair product store. In the months leading up to my trip, I pro-actively sought out a natural hair store that would stock enough product to give me a hellishly good selection. So you can imagine my delight when I came across Beauty by Zara on instagram of all places. Of course I headed straight for their website, and felt like I had hit the jackpot. Here’s why: all, and I mean ALL the natural hair brands I have ever read (and dreamt) about were on their website. From the ever popular Shea Moisture and Jane Carter Solution to Kinky Curly and more. I just knew I had to find my way there somehow.
So I merrily made my way to the South London store after an afternoon of sightseeing and I can only say that my jaw literally dropped to the floor once I entered. I have honestly never had so many luxury natural hair products stare me in the face. I was in curly girl heaven! The shop consisted of two long isles with hair and skin products packed from floor to ceiling.
I realise that if you’re reading this from the U.S. this post might seem ridiculous, but in South Africa where I’m from we are yet to see the likes of this type of product selection, and I certainly won’t see it here in Japan.
Beauty by Zara also stocks different skin-care ranges and products that us naturally curly girls usually stay away from, such as relaxers and products with parabens and mineral oils. That didn’t phase me though, I just confined myself to the natural hair care lines.
Deciding which products to purchase was really difficult. I had already had an idea of what I wanted based on my ‘Hair Product Lust List’ but in hindsight I don’t think I was that prepared for what was in front of me. In the end, I painstakingly made a selection and paid for my products, smiling happily at the thought that I’ll be back in another year or two to top up.
Let me know if you have a product ‘lust list’ and where you buy your products to get your fix.
Love your curls!