On my last my blog post which you can read HERE I wrote about how I damaged my natural hair and mentioned that I plan to FIX the damage!!
The first step to solving a problem is ACCEPTANCE!! DUH!! but prior to knowing that there is a problem, you first have to SPOT or NOTICE the problem, hence me writing this post.
Today I will be sharing some tips on how to know that your hair is damaged or getting there. This is how I knew, so I hope it helps you out.
- hair breakage: I realized my hair was damaged when I touched the ends of my hair one day and it literally just came off. I did not pull or twist it, I simply touched it and off it came.
- lack of moisture: I’ve been natural for a while, so I pretty much know how to keep my 4c hair moisturized. i realized there was a problem when I will follow my normal moisturizing routine and my hair will still stay dry and brittle.
- product build up: One clear evidence that my hair was damaged was when the products I will use would not penetrate into the hair, causing several products to just sit on the hair.
- thin edges: we all know this one too well. I’ve never really had thick edges, but I had edges. Nowadays, its gotten so thin that I can actually touch my scalp. Basically, I’m going bald!
- change in hair texture: I will describe my hair as kinky or type 4c. I noticed my hair was damaged when I saw loose curls at the ends of my hair, which are not typical for my hair type or texture.
These are the major things that I experienced that guided me into knowing that my hair was damaged. I’m sure it isn’t the same for everyone but I’m sure some may find this post useful. Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions if you have them or simply say HEY in the comment section.
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until next time
A couple a of days ago, I did a braid out on my type 4c or kinky curly natural hair. I did the braid out on dry unwashed hair. I used very little liquid products, just Aussie moist conditioner and some ecostyler gel. I wasn’t sure how my hair was going to turn out because I only use gel on we hair for the most part. Also the girl I copied the idea from on youtube has relaxed hair so, I was very unsure. But to my surprise my hair came out very nice and full. I received many compliments for it.
How do you do your braid outs?
If you have my hair type you know the hustle of styling shrunken hair. It’s not fun.
What I do is I divide my hair into four quadrants, moisturize then braid my hair and tuck it in itself. Pictured below
Leave hair like this for about an hour. Then viola
Thank you checking out my previous post, the introduction to All things Fro Blog. If you haven’t checked it out yet, click HERE to get to know me and this blog a little better.
Today, I am sharing my super easy and quick way I like to cleanse and condition my hair, AT THE SAME TIME!
I use apple cider vinegar (ACV) mixed with water in a spray bottle and my favorite deep conditioner. Feel free to use any conditioner of your choice but if you don’t have a favorite deep conditioner of choice yet, I suggest you check out African’s Best Hair Mayonnaise. Also I will be sharing my top conditioners for 4c natural hair or afro texture natural hair soon. Here ACV is the cleaning agent. ACV is known to remove product residue, cleanse scalp and keep dandruff under control. Conditioner restores moisture back to the hair after it has been cleansed. Here we are doing both! what? Sometimes, a girl just don’t have to spend hours on their hair in the name of “wash day”
I usually split my hair in 4 sections! Have you ever heard of natural hair person who doesn’t work in sections? can I meet this person?
I spray the ACV and water mixture onto my hair then I add the conditioner, saturate my hair with the product then finger detangle.
I put my hair in 2 strand twist and if I have a shower cap available, wear it, if not I leave it to do its thing. I don’t have a specific amount of time I leave it in for but enough time to do whatever chores I need to do at the time.
I rinse it out and proceed to style. I’ve doing this for about 6 months now on days when I need a “wash day” but don’t have a day to dedicate to it and it has served me well. My hair is left feeling and looking clean but also completely moisturized where it doesn’t feel the least bit stripped.
If you try this cleanse and condition method out, do let me know how it works for you.