It's a new year which also means it's a new opportunity to reflect on a lot of things and make changes if necessary. This also applies to our lifestyle, particularly our natural hair. Towards the end of last year, I began noticing a few things about my hair and generally learning about these new developments. This made sense because it was my second year which is enough time to have grasp the basic knowledge about my hair. So, I've decided to share a few things.
1. My hair type is 4a.
This is important to me because I had spent the best part apart of my transitioning and first year stages lusting after all sorts of hair types and textures. I needed to understand the simple fact that my hair could never be like my counterparts. I just didn't work like that. It took some getting used to and I'm glad I'm over it. Which means, no matter how grandeur a style is, it doesn't move me if it's not my hair type.
2. My hair is highly porous.
This has it's pros and cons. It means my hair is similar to a sponge. It absorbs any and every product. Problem is, it's not able to retain moisture and dries out easily. I also have to go through a long series of products to find one that works perfectly for my hair type else I'll need to moisturize frequently and I really can't stand dry scalp/hair.
3. It is prone to frizz.
As long as I moisturize daily, protective styles will generally not last. It gets frizzy and unkempt quickly and I really can't trade my moisture for neatness.
4. It doesn't really like combs either.
No, my hair is not a wild forest that breaks combs. I just noticed that it generally thrives without them. After all, I've gone a whole year without using one.
5. It doesn’t tangle easily.
Maybe it's because I'm so good with finger detangling, it almost feels normal. I never have to go through extra lengths or set aside separate products for detangling. During co-wash or any wash for that matter, I only need to apply conditioner generously and it glides easily.
There you have it ladies!
Over to you, have you learnt anything new about your hair recently? Please share.
Love, coils and curls.
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Thursday, 4 February 2016
5 Things I've Recently Learnt About My Natural Hair