|My Permed Days|
|After the 'Big Chop'|
A couple years ago, I came across one of my favorite blogs of another young woman who had just done the 'Big Chop' as it is often called and she chronicled her journey through videos and tutorials of styling info. I love it! She has great tips, styles and recipes which have helped me come up with a regimen that works for me. Check her out here:http://www.naptural85.com/
African American hair is very fragile and shouldn't be washed daily. It is naturally dryer than other races hair and should be oiled often, wrapped up at night, and contained in twists or braids every so often to give it a rest. I usually wash my hair every 10-14 days and this Saturday after the beating my hair received from the cold weather we've been having, it was due for some pampering! My hair was dry and frizzy! I gave myself a hot oil treatment and a vinegar rinse, to moisturize my scalp and make my hair shiny. Next, I washed my hair ( just the roots, shampoo dries my hair out too much) and applied a deep conditioner for about two hours ( its not necessary to leave it in that long. I always forget about it and get caught completing some other task!) Then I rinsed it and used a conditioner to help finger-detangle it and separated my hair into 4 sections. Each section I applied Ms. Jessie's Curly Pudding and a shea butter mixture (see naptural85.com for recipe) and twisted my hair. Finally I tied it up with my satin scarf to let it set. The next morning, I took the twists down and this is how it came out. My hair is soft again and will last like this a few days, before I need to re-twist it!
|Dry and frizzy|
|Almost done twisting...|