Monday, March 26, 2012

Can Curly or Coily Hair Be Straight & Healthy? The BEST of Both Worlds


HOW TO GET HEALTHY NATURAL HAIR: AND WEAR IT HOWEVER YOU WANT!

Time for me to really share our inside information. My daughters and I love our natural hair. We love the versatility. We have so many options. Just recently, we switched roles. I usually wear my hair coily. But for the past 8 days, I've been wearing my hair flat ironed straight. I'm having so much fun with this. I haven't missed my coily hair yet, but trust me when I say that my coily hair is where my heart is. What do I mean by that? Well, it's truly a part of me, and because of that, I see the true beauty.
Natural Hair: Straight Or Curly?
 My daughter, who is often caught on the camera wearing her hair flat iron straight, is having fun with her coils! And to add to that, since she's seen my phenomenal length retention, she's decided that she will wear her coils until summer (we will see how that goes Hahah). 

As for the family secrets, I'm just going to hip you to what we've been doing to achieve "Bra Strap Length" natural hair. 

You're not going to believe this, but we just...................................
Leave it alone.

I could tell you some stuff about oils, butters, conditioners, shampoos, and yessss, that's all important, but if you ask me what the main contributor of our length retention is, I'll tell you that it's because we left our hair alone.

Meaning:

Brushing/Combing: 1x week (at most)
Washing with shampoo: Never to 1x Week  (Me: Never, T: 1xWeek)
Heat: Minimal
Styling: 1x Week

Straight or Curly? You Choose With Natural Hair
 But Let me also share what we Love To Do:

We love to mix home made concoctions. Deep conditioners with mayo, olive oil, avocado, honey, jojoba oil. We don't need to buy a deep conditioner. 

And if we need protein, we'd just add an egg or 2.

I love to add oil to my hair randomly.

I love that I don't use commercial shampoos. This is all a part of my "respect the coil" idea. 
 When we wear our hair straight or curly, we moisturize and check for breakage. When I wrap my straightened hair, I brush it over a surface where I will be able to see if my ends are breaking. Off white surface will show up any breakage.

If it's breaking, I'll know I need additional moisture. No guesswork here.

Baby girl and I had a sweet dinner date for my birthday at the melting pot. You see we don't know how to act. We are definitely playing in the smoke just to get a good picture.
 That's probably why dude came and turned down our fire. Some people just don't know how to act. LOLLOL. 

I truly appreciate our blog followers, and will be doing a birthday appreciation giveaway very soon, so keep posted, and don't forget to......................................love the curls you're in.
Happy Birthday To Me.....................

4 comments:

  1. "Leave it alone." So true. That strategy has always worked for me!

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  2. Such and easy strategy too! Almost unbelievable LOL

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