I use a lot of headbands but I am starting to get bored with my fro. Do you have any suggestions? I'm sure you need to see what I'm working with though.
i can suggest twisting/braiding the hair with our without extensions, bantu knot (outs), twist/braid outs, wash and gos, defining your coils/curls, finger coils (or one strand twists/comb twists, hair buns, corn rows, flat twists… i don’t know you length, but i hope this helps :)
You're Nigerian? I'm Ghanaian-American! WOOT!!!
Out of curiosity, what kinda curl pattern do you have? I seem to be a steady 4b, and I need to figure out a way to prevent single-strand knots...
woop woop go West Africa! lool :D
I call myself a Type 4 as I have a looser curl on top (4a), 4c on the sides and 4b at the back. I don’t try to avoid ssk’s as they’re almost inevitable with curly/coily hair, but stretched and protective styles prevent the hair from tangling on itself. proper detangling and minimal handling should help too!
Hi, A friend of mine suggested that castor & coconut oil is really good for the hair especially when transitioning, do you think this is true? and what natural products would you recommend for support of hair growth ?
this is very true! i swear by both, but castor oil is very heavy and coconut oil is much lighter so it’ll depend on your hair as to which one would be better.
i recommend extra virgin olive oil too, great for deep conditioning, pree-pooing, styling, adding shine and is fairly accessible. i love adding a bit of honey to my deep conditioner too! it adds shine and moisture :)
I have seriously been considering going natural but I'm hesitant.is it slot of work to take care of?and I'm only black,but would my hair look kinky curly with the right product?
natural hair is what you make of it. cleanse, moisturise, style, simple :D the more you get it to do what it doesn’t do naturally, that’s when there’s problems i.e getting your hair to hang when it is 5 inches long - our hair grows ‘up’ then ‘down’. the latter half of your question concerns me… if you have a curl pattern, it’ll show. however, being ‘only black’ doesn’t mean you won’t have one. i’m nigerian and i have several curl patterns!
please remember your hair is beautiful no matter what texture it is :)
i need help if you dont mind me asking for it. my hair is growing nicely in the colder months i keep it twisted and when it gets warm i usually do wash n gos but my ends are terrible. i cut my hair three times last year really short what can i do to help my ends without cutting them AGAIN
if your ends are already damaged, there’s really not much you can do to repair it, but you can protect it. keep your ends SUPER moisturized and (if you don’t mind this) hidden away. this stops your ends from drying out too quickly. remember that your ends are the oldest part of your hair, so they are so prone to dryness.