The transition to natural hair is moving along fine. I’ve been spending more time on wash days detangling and styling my hair. So now I tend to schedule it for a day when I know I can allot a few hours just towards doing my hair. Treating it like a spa day has worked much better than trying to rush through it. I’ve said it before on here… A long transition to natural hair calls for patience and I’m way too far in the game to start acting crazy now.
Twistouts are still my go to hairstyle. I’ve been keeping my hair in box braids during the week and I’ll do flat twistouts for the weekend. If I need to go somewhere I’ll pull the braids into a bun hairstyle or wig it… depending on how I’m feeling that day. It’s just too hot right now for me to be doing my hair everyday. I’m still not sure about my texture… except the fact that I love it and can’t wait until I decide to cut these thin relaxed ends off. I do know that it’s very thick, but that’s not a real surprise because it’s one of the few things I actually remember about my natural hair.
My search for organic and natural hair products is also continuing. I’m specifically looking for more natural hair treatments like deep conditioners and anything to help me with my moisture/protein balance. The hair products I find around the house (olive oil, eggs, and apple cider vinegar) have been my best friends too… which reminds me that I need to start posting some more hair recipes. And I’m still doing the search and destroy method when it comes to trimming my hair. And I’ve noticed since I rarely use a comb, brush, or heat in my hair… I no longer find a bunch of split ends. Seriously, I think I’ve reduced my split and damaged ends count by 300%. I check weekly going strand by strand in sections and rarely find any when I do. I talked about reducing the use of combs and brushes in one of my black hair care tips article a while ago. And it really works. The less I manipulate my hair, the better. I even tried washing my hair in braids last week, but it didn’t work as well as I thought it would for me. It may have to do with the two different textures because it still took me the same amount of time to detangle my hair. Anyway, I won’t be trying it again anytime soon.
Other than that… nothing else has really changed. I did decide to start doing my flat twistouts with eight twists instead of six. I went out with a friend of mine last weekend and my hair looked a mess because it wasn’t totally dry when I took it down. So I will be modifying that.
As for the blog, I’m not sure about how often I will be posting. I don’t think I want to post everyday because I don’t have the time and only want to post when I have something useful to say. I’ll probably go to updating about two times a week and stick to that. I have a few topics regarding hair growth and black hair care that I want to explore soon… Along with more hair product reviews, books, and hair inspiration photos. Whatever… I’ll get to it