Good Morning luvs!
So, Today I wanted to talk a bit about my hair texture. I don’t talk too much about it mainly because once I learned how to best work with and style my hair it didn’t really matter anymore. According to the typical hair typing scale I’d say that I have between 3c and 4a type hair.
Truth of the matter is I don’t have much of a curl pattern at all. Defining my curls was always a bit of a struggle because the back (which is where my 4a type hair is) would curl beautifully with product. But, when I tried to define the front where the 3c type hair is it just never worked out well. You can see here how hard my curls struggle to really get defined in the front.
Now, wearing a fro was always a lot more fun although my hair would never “pack” the way that so many other naturals’ would. My fro always looks and feel like cotton! It doesn’t shrink a whole lot either. This is why I believe it’s so easy for me to stretch my hair and keep it stretched without much of an issue. Here are a few pics of my hair from fro to stretched to straightened hair all around the same time frame of my journey.
The most beneficial thing I’ve learned about my hair over the years is that, it is what it is. I stopped trying to make it do all the things I always wanted it to do and started allowing it to reach its full potential with various styles. I will never have that gorgeous super curly texture or have the ability to truly shape and sculpt my hair into the perfect fro, but man can I slay an updo! You have to make the most of what you’ve got, and I make it a point to do that every single day!
After a long weekend visiting family and celebrating my 7 year wedding anniversary in Tampa I’m behind on blog posts. Here’s some major texture and curls from the weekend to help get me back on track.
I achieved this look with Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk and Eco Styler Gel with Olive Oil.
This weekend I decided that I wanted to rock some twists one more time for my growth challenge grind which ends in April. Unfortunately I’ve been so busy preparing for the awesomeness God is about to manifest in my life that after doing my deep conditioning regimen I only had time to do some medium to large size twits. Of course those only lasted me a day BUT it actually worked out perfect because the texture I was able to achieve today has me hair crushing on myself!!
Soooo here are the details:
Deep conditioned with Creme of Nature’s Intensive Conditioning Treatment
Twisted with Eco Styler gel with Olive Oil and wore twists for one day
Unravelled twists on day 2 finger combed the roots and applied a light layer of Eco styler
Finished off by applying a light coating of Olive Oil Moisturizing Shine Serum
How many times have you twisted your hair only to wake up and discover that the twists didn’t completely dry. Most naturals know that this is a disastrous situation. To no surprise I found myself in this very predicament this morning. Fortunately I’ve found a great way to save my twist out, have great texture for the day and still maintain some definition.
After I unravel my twist I simply take a little Eco Styler gel with Olive Oil and apply to each unraveled twist. The gel helps my hair to hold the definition where it is at that moment but also helps enhance my natural texture. I always love this look. It’s almost like achieving a second or third day twist out look on the first day and I don’t know about you but my second and third day twist outs are everything!!
So, the next morning you face twists that haven’t completely dried, save your twist out with a little Eco Styler.
Have a great day and be you beauties!