School started today so my posting has been a bit slow. Expect new posts asap… Also, feel free to send you submissions and/or questions as well.
You’re welcome. Yes, do that. Take the time and weigh your options…. Thank you so much for the compliment and for following the blog. It’s helping me transition as well. = )
NOOOOO!!!! Please don’t do that. I’m no professional, but I know that that’s too many chemicals in a short time period. If you wanna dye it then do not texturize it too because it will overprocess your hair and you may end up needing to cut more. I’d suggest using products with glycerin to soften your texture as opposed to a texturizer. Or try adding glycerin and water to your hair care regimen to make it softer and easier to style. Thanks for asking for my advice. = )
LoL at this question because I just made an appointment to get a weave this weekend. They’re ok if you maintain your natural hair and apply as little heat as possible on any real hair that you leave out for the weave style. Make sure you take vitamins for quicker growth and keep your hair and scalp moisturized while in the weave. And hopefully the braids won’t be too tight either. Be sure to let me know how it goes for you!
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That’s a tough one. Everyone’s hair grows at a different pace. Taking vitamins, eating properly and exercising can make hair grow faster though. The most important thing is to make sure you preserve the hair you have by preventing breakage and damage so that hair can be longer. Hope this helps. Thanks for asking.
My mom still to this day tries to get me to straighten my hair so I know exactly how you feel. Generally speaking, natural hair takes more time that relaxed or straightened hair just because you may have to style it more and experiment with different looks to see what works for you. You’ll probaby have to style it up to 3x per week depending on your preference and hair length. Having natural hair is only expensive for people who choose to be product junkies. I honestly feel that if you have about 3-5 staple products you will be fine. Shea butter, eco-styler gel (I just got some and I love it), a good leave-in conditioner,etc should all be on your list of things to get. Don’t buy new products until you’ve finished the old stuff and it won’t be too expensive.
I’m rambling, I know, but I’m so passionate about this topic. Don’t let anyone discourage you from going natural. Chemicals cause damage to our hair and who knows how beautiful your hair will be in its natural state? It’s up to you to find out and let your hair flourish. Take the extra time to take care of your hair instead of taking the easy way out by keeping straight/permed looks. Thanks for asking.
THESE ARE MY CONFESSIONS
Hey ya’ll. I hadn’t updated in a while so I decided to come back with a bang. I posted quite a bit today. A friend and I are currently interviewing Black men in order to get their opinions on dating Black women for our YouTube channel and of course the topic of natural hair came up. A guy flat out said that he thought mixed or non-Black women looked better. He was not alone in these thoughts. It was a sad sight to see. You should subscribe to our channel to see our final product. It’s gonna be good. Anyway, after hearing Black men say that they didn’t “prefer” nappy hair, I couldn’t help but feel bad about my type 4 hair. Below are a few of the things that I’ve been pondering while I was on hiatus.
1. I can’t help but wish that my hair was not as “kinky” and “coily” as it is. We all dream of those type 3 curly locs from time to time.
2. Wash ‘n’ Gos are a definite NO NO (for me at least), but I really wish I had that head full of curls that looked great after a wash so I could wear the style.
3. I sometimes question why I am going natural and I care about what others think about my hair.
4. I realize that my hair in it’s natural state may not be appealing to many men and I can’t seem to understand that maybe they’re not the right men for me.
5. I frequently look at other people’s hair and wish it was mine.
* I have been making a conscious effort to be grateful for the hair that I have. It’s all about confidence ladies, REMEMBER THAT! As long as you’re happy with yourself, nothing else matters. I have since realized that Black men that prefer non-Black women have a problem and I should not ever question the way that God made me. Feel free to add your confessions and it can be confidential if you’d like.
How to Use Natural Oils to Treat Your Hair
You can purchase your own essential and carrier oils and mix oil recipes for yourself that will combine your hair health needs with your personal fragrance preferences. When making your own oil conditioning treatment use 4 tablespoons of carrier oil per drop of essential oil for a strongly aromatic blend when mixing your own oil conditioner recipe. To make a hot oil treatment, mix your oils and place them in a plastic container or bag. Place in hot tap water for one minute. After normal shampooing, coat your hair with the oil and let it set for 5 – 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water, then cool water. Repeat to treat severely damaged hair. Below are a few of my favorite oils:
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is beneficial for the hair because it can treat the symptoms of a dry scalp as well as problematic oily hair. The oil has been used to treat dandruff, and has a unique astringent smell that is suitable for male or female use.
Jojoba oil is useful for the hair because it closely resembles the hair’s natural oil called sebum. This oil can be used by itself as a hot oil treatment, or mixed with a different carrier oil for a specialized conditioning treatment.
Avocado oil is full of vitamins your hair needs like vitamins A, E, D and potassium. Avocado oil is not heavy even though that avocado has the heaviest amount of protein in any fruit.
Grapeseed oil is popular because it is odorless and full of minerals and vitamins that help strengthen your hair. It is an odorless oil, and can help add shine and moisture to your hair. Grapeseed oil is known for having a high content of linoleic acid, an important fatty acid that supports cell health.
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