Anonymous asked: I'm in the process of trying to go natural. I want pretty curly hair and I was wondering what I should do to start.
I’d say to start, don’t want ‘pretty, curly hair’….want the hair that grows out of your hair to be strong and healthy.
Not everyone’s hair ‘curls’ and that’s ok!
Hair is still in twists. On (maybe) Wednesday I re-moisturized by untwisting each twist one at a time, misting the section with a water/leave-in concoction I made, adding a creamy moisturizer, and re-twisting. The next day I added some water to my twists and then coated each one with coconut oil. This morning I’m adding water, moisturizer, and coconut oil again to each twist (just a light coating and quickly with my hands).
All of this is really necessary to keep my hair moisturized here. If I don’t stay vigilant, my hair turns into a rats nest QUICK!
Happy Friday! :)
Sooo I know I’ve been slightly ghost. I apologize :) Adjusting to a new place, state, region, climate, job, social life has been a little consuming; no complaints so far though!
Anywho, as you all know, I blew out my hair last week and have kept it that way for about four days. Half of me is tempted to keep it blown out until I leave for vacation on the 2nd but…I’m not sure if I’ll last that long. In the meantime, I’m moisturizing and keeping it in braids and pinned up in the back. Out of my face and off of my shoulders.
But anywho, so before I blew it out, I did a protein treatment and trimmed a significant amount off my ends…..unfortunately my hair STILL doesn’t feel that great…not terrible, but def not great…at this point I’m getting slightly frustrated. The climate here is so dry that nothing seems to work to keep my hair moisturized, esp. my ends.
My hair journey has been so interesting. I’ve had the initial transition from permed hair, then the transition from heat damage, and now almost another transition…one from a normal climate to an insanely dry one. Haha. I’m still figuring out what’s going to work for me…figuring out a regimen. I’m thinking that I may need to keep my hair stretched to prevent knots and tangles (since dryness seems inevitable). I don’t want to use heat that often so I’m thinking of investing in curl formers. Bottom line, something’s gotta give :-/ esp if I want to be waist length again by July (and supposedly it gets even DRIER is the summer! Lol eek).
We’ll see. I’ll keep you all updated.
Wish me luck y’all :)
Anonymous asked: How do you fight/deal with single strand knots?
I’m having SO MANY more than normal…but I think doing the following helps reduces fairy knots:
- pre-pooing with coconut oil
- keeping hair separated during the washing/styling process
- keeping my hair stretched with with twist-outs
- keeping my ends stretched out
Like I said, with this new climate, I’m figuring out my regimen again so…these are things that normally help with single strand knots :) Good luck!