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So I’m an accidental natural.
No, literally I transitioned from damaged but relaxed to healthy curls by accident.
Or maybe it was laziness.
Nonetheless, the hair that grows out of my scalp is in original state. No relaxer, perm, texturizer or dye.
It’s all mine and yes! I’m super proud of it.
At first I was like oh this new my hair bounces but now as a mother I want to show my daughter that her hair is not going to look like that lady’s hair on that shampoo commercial even if she used their product.
(unless she’s rocking a lace front and/Or some high quality Indian Remy bundles)
I should know, I fell for their trap every time. I’m pretty sure that many hair company have me to thank for their economic success. I’m just saying.
1. I thought my hair would be thick, luscious and healthy. It was limp, dry and dull.
2. I thought my hair would be shooting out of scalp and my mother would have to schedule hair cut appointments to cut it. Alas my hair broke faster than it grew.
3. I thought it would make me beautiful. I didn’t realize I was already beautiful.
So here we are. I know that I live in a society where the standard of beauty is based on eurocentric regulations going back centuries. while some of us are challenging the status quo on the commercial level mothers like must deal with it on a familial level.
With all that said Mama still gotta flaunt her crown! How do I do it? Well right now my go to style is twist outs!
It will probably change in a few months (Let’s be honest my 4b hair is versatile so creativity is at an all time high) but for right now that’s what I do.
It takes prep time and the right combination but I think I’ve got it.
I live in Canada so the style is just as important as the health of my tresses. So when I do a twist out in the winter my strands are prone to dryness due to the atmosphere. Let’s be honest, winter atmosphere is like a moisture killer in with my hair. If my hair was Superman, winter weather would be kryptonite.
I must protect my crown.
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen leave in conditioner and Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie are great together.
However use sparingly. i love to over indulge with hair stuff because, well why not???
but DON’T DO IT!
IF you use too much you’ll end up with flakes. flakes are NEVER cute. NEVER!
Here’s how I do it
1. part your hair into 16 sections
2. treat each section separately
3. spray with water until hair is moist
4. apply Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen leave in conditioner to the hair
5. apply Shea Moisture Jamaican Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie
6. twist the section
7. once the while hair is done leave it until it’s dry
8. once dry untwist and you have moisturized tresses to withstand winters’ worst weapons! (see what I did there? with the w’s?)
Now, go ahead and flaunt your crown of glory. Winter ain’t got nothing on you.
I hope this helps. What’s your go to style for the winter? How do you keep your hair safe during winter season?