Texture typing is a classification system that helps identify your curl pattern. But does it aid in a more successful hair journey?
Rockin’ a braid out on relaxed hair is fun, sexy and, best of all, heat-free! This low manipulation hairstyle is easy and ideal for all ages and any occasion.
It’s important to set hair goals while on your hair journey. Setting goals provides you with a sense of direction and you know what areas to tackle and set your attention on. In the beginning of my hair journey I just wanted long healthy hair as quickly as possible. I deep conditioned endlessly in hopes that, overnight; my hair would magically become healthy. I applied tons of growth aids to my scalp nightly in hopes that I would see inches of new growth the next day. Anxiety and impatience took over. I felt discouraged as a result of not having realistic goals. Unfortunately, I suffered a setback that caused me to start from scratch. From my setback I learned a few tips to help me stay focused and set realistic goals for myself.
So you’ve decided to grow your hair long and healthy and you’ve set your hair goals. Now what? In order to achieve those goals, a regimen needs to be set in place. When I first began my hair journey, I had no clue as to what I was doing. I was confused with information overload and had no set routine. However, through trial and error I was able to figure out the basics on what it takes to have a successful hair regimen. Here are a few suggestions on what you can include.
Know the difference before you straighten your hair.
There’s nothing better than silky smooth flat-ironed relaxed hair. Although I don’t flat iron as often as I used to, over the years, through trial and error, I’ve learned a few tips and tricks on achieving great results when flat ironing.
I’m a lover for all things hair! It’s only right that I have a few hair crushes that I’ve admired over the years for their unique hair qualities and styles. My celeb hair crushes have all inspired me to believe healthy hair is possible and to encourage others to believe the same.
Searching for an alternative way to achieve silky straight hair? Keratin straightening treatments have become the “go-to” option at salons for the past few years. Women typically flock to keratin treatments as they provide a pin straight look, frizz becomes a thing of the past, and as a bonus it shortens blow-dry time by 40-60 percent.
Treatments can be done every 6 to 8 weeks. The main ingredient in the treatment is keratin, which is naturally found in our hair strands. The keratin protein, in the treatment, acts to naturally straighten as well as strengthen the hair. Although, there are benefits to keratin treatments, I chose not to use them in my hair for three reasons.
Have you ever experienced dehydrated, brittle hair from the hot sun? I’ve had my share of bad summer hair days. But over the years, I’ve developed a simple solution that has helped to bring my hair back to life. It’s simple: I mist my hair throughout the day for a boost in hydration. Not only does this trick help in re-moisturizing my hair, it also helps to re-fresh my style so that it remains vibrant throughout the day, and it also provides shine.
Damp bunning is my favorite go-to style during the summer. I’ve worn buns since the beginning of my hair journey in 2008, and it’s a staple of mine. It’s a low-manipulation style that allows you to lock in moisture for a long period of time.
Summertime is the best time to go light not only for your clothing, but also your hair. Who wants weighed down, stiff hair? Not me! Go light and never look back.
The main secret that helps my hair retain moisture during the summer months is the usage of glycerin-based products! I know some may hate it and some love it, but for me, it is the best moisture-enhancing product for my relaxed strands.
Warmer weather is lovely, but for some it can be a complete hair nightmare! With warm weather comes humidity that causes unwanted fly-aways. Damaged hair cuticles often have a dry, brittle, dull appearance due to its inability to retain moisture, and that ultimately leads to frizz. But, fear not. Here are a few ways I learned to manage my relaxed hair.