Vanessa has always had wild hair and because her mother had zero experience with black hair care, and a bad experience involving her grandmother and too tight braids, she became a self-taught natural hair diva from an early age.
Moisturize! That’s her first and best piece of advice. She of course tries to explain this to Spike, the hero of the story, when he insists she wear a helmet and leave all those jars of ‘hair crap’ behind …. alas Spike just doesn’t get it. So Vanessa ignores him and stuffs every possible bottle of moisturizer she has into his motorcycle saddle bags anyway.
A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.Vanessa. Church Mouse on his Motorcycle
Sorry Spike but you’re dealing with a black woman and her hair. You’ll get used to it by the end of the road trip!
Vanessa has gone through many moisturizing stages with her hair. She discovered the power of Vaseline at six before she stumbled onto using baby oil, then her neighbour told her to try Keri lotion, her best friend suggested avocado oil then castor oil, until a hairdresser thankfully intervened and told her to only use pure organic coconut oil. Vanessa has never looked back. She uses it every weekend as a deep conditioner.
VANESSA’S BIG 3 HAIR CARE PRODUCTS
Ever wonder exactly which hair products Vanessa had in her back pack on that fateful ride with Spike? The ones she just couldn’t do without, forcing Spike to make room in his bike’s saddle bags for them.
Turns out Vanessa’s top 3 things she just couldn’t do without are on Amazon!
AS I AM DOUBLE BUTTER RICH DAILY MOISTURIZER
WHY VANESSA LOVES IT? The power packed As I Am double butter cream is a rich emollient blend, graced with the finest array of natural butters and organic oils. And it contains, Cocoa butter, shea butter, castor oil, jojoba oil, sugar beet root, wheat germ oil, vegetable glycerin, wheat protein, panthenol, and lanolin.
CURLS BLUEBERRY BLISS REPARATIVE LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER
WHY VANESSA LOVES IT? Repair, restore, and condition your overworked CURLS with this uber softening leave in conditioner. And it Formulated certified organic blueberry extract, coconut oil, grapeseed oil and mango butter. Clinically proven to repair damaged hair, encourage hair growth, and prevent breakage.
CAROL’S DAUGHTER MONOI REPAIRING HAIR MASK
WHY VANESSA LOVES IT? Add shine, softness and manageability to damage, weakened hair with this moisturizing conditioner.
The blend of Wheat Protein and Pro-vitamin B5 fortifies your hair so it’s healthier and won’t break when detangling. Made with natural moisturizers instead of silicones so you can use it every day without weighing down your hair.
She threaded something similar to this stuff through her hair before putting on the helmet, remember?
All information from Amazon.com
VANESSA’S 3 NIGHTLY HAIR CARE RITUALS
- Conditioner and grease rubbed and combed through – no matter the pain – with a wide tooth comb.
- Twist it all and secure.
- Satin night cap to finish off.
WEEKEND CONDITIONER EXPERIENCE
- DOUSE hair in pure grade A coconut oil.
- COVER with any type of head cap. A heated one is truly the best.
- LEAVE in for at least an hour.
- RISE using a high quality deep conditioner.
- SPREAD a small amount of coconut oil through damp hair and lightly twist hair to dry. Do not over twist or hair will take forever to dry.
CHURCH MOUSE ON HIS MOTORCYCLE – read Vanessa and Spike’s spicy road trip love story.
This is what happens when you pair a good church girl with a bad boy biker, and you throw them together on a road trip where they’re running for their life.
There’s a ton of fallout.
Church Mouse on his Motorcycle is part of the February giveaway collection of bwwm romance novels.