As a naturalista, we all know with wins also comes many L’s. I’m convinced I have more L’s than wins when styling my hair – so this section will be dedicated to broadcasting my hair wins, because when I’m feeling myself you guys should too, right?!!
This was twist-out I did a few weeks ago that came out BOMB!
How I did it:
I did a bunch of mini 2-strand twists and I used the Camille Rose Almond Twisting Butter as my styling product (and water of course). I left the mini twists in for about 2 full days, and took them down on day 3. I put a little oil on my fingertips and kept separated the twists individually until the all were taken down. I also took my good ole’ handy pick and fluffed at my roots for additionally volume and WAHLA! That’s a bomb a$$ twist-out!
This is my personal visual representation of struggling hair versus healthy hair.
The pic on the left was taken in Dec. 2016. That was my silk press during my transitioning stage. The pic on the right was taken Nov. 2017, and was my first silk press since Dec. 2016. Even with color, you can tell how much fuller and healthy my hair looks.
Okay, so now that you’re impressed and everything – what’s my secret to healthy colored hair? My #1 advice is you HAVE to feed your mane what it needs. Keeping your hair moisturized is always the first step. I mainly take use of water and oils in a spray bottle and I use it allllll the time. As soon as my hair feels dry, brittle, anything – I run to the spray bottle.
Also, protective styling. Wigs, braids of any sort, twists, anything low-manipulation where your hands aren’t constantly in your head is also a major key.
Take care of your hair, feed it what it needs, and sit back and watch how full and healthy it becomes. FACTS!
Lawd. I didn’t even know this was a real argument until recently. But like I said in previous posts, the natural hair community can be really *whispers* crazy af.
Bu since this is a real debate I welcome a little controversy and I love throwing in my 2 cents so… here it is.
YES. I think so. Why? Because it’s YOUR hair and I you do whatever the hell you want to it. This is our problem, we police silly things entirely too much. In my opinion, I’m not chemically straightening my hair but instead chemically adding life into it lol.
I have always loved my hair but I felt so dead and dull with black hair. I’m a vibrant person and I need some POP! So, I decided to color my hair last month.
Was I scared? Hell nah. More so excited as hell. Call me a rebel, fake natural, or whatever but I needed that pop. Everyone is also always buzzing about “hair porosity type” and I think mine is normal and my stylist did too. My hair took VERY WELL to the color. I felt presidential af after my hair appointment lol.
Here’s another pic of how it looked if ya’ll missed it in my previous post:
Anywho, my appointment went really well and as you can see I was CLEARLY feeling myself. So far, I haven’t experienced any abnormal breakage or dryness, but then again I think I have good hair maintenance (I think you have to anyway if you want to color your hair). But I also noticed something else. My hair texture drastically changed for the BETTER. After I cut off the rest of my relaxed ends, my hair was super curly in the back and straight af in the front. I thought I had fucked something up or something because it was super weird. However, after my appointment, I noticed my entire head was now curling up the same way. I was like “MAMAAAAA I MADE IT!” Lol. Those inconsistent textures were annoying as hell.
But that was my 2 cents. My overall point is: even if you don’t consider women who color their hair “natural” – why do you even care that much? It’s HAIR. Let them live sis. It’s definitely a choice and you shouldn’t choose to judge someone for it. Ya’ll already give relaxed girls a hard enough time as it is, got them regretting life decisions nsht lol.
But I’m done. What are you guys opinions on this? Let’s hear it – comment below!
Xoxo, ~ NaturallyLisee