Anonymous asked: Hi I'm 13 and I have natural hair and I was wondering how can i get my hair long n curly as yours. I use kinky curls for my hair after I wash it when its wet,and I use castor oil to oil it and make sure it's not dry. Since I've been trying to get my hair curly like yours I haven't been putting heat on my hair since December& I keep my hair in a bun. Any advice to get it curly like yours or how long it will tak to get tht curly & I also need advice to grow my hair longer. Thanx:)
Sounds like you’re doing everything right! Keep up the good work! But you don’t want hair like mine :) you want your hair to be the healthiest version of your hair.
As far as your regimen, I’d just make sure that you’re not bunning while it’s wet and that you’re getting it trimmed at least twice a year. Other than that it will keep growing (all of our hair grows at least an inch every two months), and because you’re taking care of it you be able to see the length you’ve gained. Good luck!
Anonymous asked: What are best way to keeping my hair looking and feeling health, strong and beautiful? This is my first time going natural and I have no idea where to start. I need help.
Hmmmmm….that’s hard. I’d suggest the following:
- Get on youtube - there are thousands of great resources
- Minimize heat
- Find a good leave-in conditioner/keep your hair moisturized
- Find your go-to style
- Get trims as soon as your ends feel weak/are crunchy or uneven
- Start building a regimen (how often you wash/condition, what products your hair likes, what styles are easiest for you, etc.)
Hope this helps!
Anonymous asked: Hi, so I've decided I want to try a protein treatment. The avocado and oil(homemade) because I straighten my hair often at least once or twice a month. I know i shouldn't! I know there's a such thing as protein overload and to avoid this I wanted to know what kind of shampoo and conditioning products I should use following the protein treatment. Right now Im using the creme of nature argan oil shampoo and conditioner and I love it. Thanks in advance!
Hey hey! Well I’m happy you know that straightening that often can be harmful for your hair and that adding some protein back helps maintain your hair’s health. I don’t think there’s a particular shampoo or conditioner you should use, just make sure that when using heat that frequently that you’re adding back protein and using a moisturizing shampoo and deep conditioner. If you’re loving what you’re currently using, keep it up! When it comes to natural hair, if it aint broke, don’t fix it.
So I was lazy lazy LAZY this past wash session. I ended up leaving the (wash out) conditioner in for an entire week. The first couple of days my scalp was on fire, but I just didn’t have the time or energy to rinse it out and take the time to style (a 2+ hour process). So about a week later, I finally took the time to rinse and style (four braids) and have barely touched it since then.
I midweek moisturized around Wednesday and then twisted it instead of braiding it. Finally tried that as I am daily moisturizing butter. Not a huge fan (will do a review later).
But anywho, I’ve been drinking lots of water, taking my vitamins, making sure my hair is moisturized, and really just trying to get back into the groove of having it in its natural state. If you remember, I had it straight for almost six weeks!
I’m happy to report there was no heat damage. A tiny bit of loosening of my front section, but honestly I’ve resigned myself to accepting that that will happen every time I straighten b/c the curl is so loose in the front to begin with and that’s the finest part of my hair :(…any heat (even moderate, infrequent heat) does a little something it. The rest of my hair reverted perfectly and looks the exact same.
Anywho, update over!!! Lol
Enjoy your MLK day!