NATURAL HAIR CHALLENGES
WRITTEN BY 'LADY MAJESTY'
KNOWING WHERE TO BEGIN... Understanding how to achieve what you want from your Natural hair will save you frustration. Natural hair gives us unlimited options!
DO YOU WANT TO BE NATURAL AND WEAR YOUR HAIR STRAIGHT?
ARE YOU MORE OF A TRENDY TWISTS, KNOTS, BRAIDS, AND PUFFS KIND OF GIRL?
GROWING LENGTH The desire to have more length can be consuming. If you want length, hold off on wearing afros, puffs, or curly Wash-N-Go's. These styles require constant moisture because they cause oils to escape the hair. The fastest way to get more length is by religiously wearing two-strand or blat twists (especially if you fall within the 3C-4C hair type). These two protective styles lock in moisture and leave the hair at rest, producing growth without the breakage. Since these styles last long, you only need to shampoo and re-style your hair twice a month. Sone make a common mistake of re-twisting every night, but this stresses the hair, stunts the growth, and causes damage.
MAINTAINING STYLES Bonnets are great for retaining moisture, which is a must for Natural hair. However, they can be a burden on some hairstyles. Bonnets cover the head completely, causing the hair to smash. They also frizz your hair due to your body heat being trapped inside, causing you to sweat. The best option when trying to keep hairstyles in tack is to wear a wrap scarf that leaves the top open or to sleep on a satin pillowcase.
BRAIDS also grow hair fast, but your hair will need a good conditioning regimen to retain moisture and oil daily. Your braids should be comfortable (not tight)! Use braid shampoo ONLY, and do not keep them in for over two months at a time.
MAYBE YOU PREFER A GOOD OL' AFRO?