I’m doing it again. I’m giving up the Creamy Crack (aka hair relaxer). I know, it seems like I do this every couple of months but this time I’m determined to see it through. Last time I lasted a full year and was completely natural, then I went to my mom’s and the rest is history… As much as I loved being able to control my hair with the relaxer, I was seriously missing my curls.
And I started to develop a bad case of hair envy. Have you seen my Pinterest board? I’m obsessed. Check it out here.
I’ve been transitioning for 6 months now and so far my favorite style is a twist out. It allows my relaxed hair and natural hair to blend seamlessly without a lot of manipulation. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned in the last 6 months, it’s this: DO NOT OVER STRESS YOUR HAIR. If you work your hair too much, it gets frizzy.
Here’s how I achieved the look in the picture:
- Washed and conditioned my hair with Organix Coconut Milk Shampoo and Conditioner
- Towel dried my hair. I know a lot of natural hair bloggers say not to towel dry your hair but I can’t work with sopping wet hair.
- I put a deep part on the right side of my head then went over the edges with Shine ‘n Jam conditioning gel.
- Then I put a good heaping handful of Beautiful Textures Curl Control Defining Pudding in my hair. I made sure I covered my hair roots to end.
- For the flat twists, I put 4 on the right side, one down the back and 4 on the left side. I rolled each twist with rollers. I sleep with a silk scarf on my head every night to protect my hair.
- The next morning, I put a little Africa’s Best Hair Oil on my fingers and then untwisted each braid.
- To get my hair really full, I pull each section apart, not all over, just random chunks.
This hairstyle will usually last me about a week with little upkeep. If I don’t retwist, my hair will get bigger and the curls will become less defined. If I retwist every night, my hair will look basically the same as it does in the pictures all week.
I don’t know how often I’ll update but I will try to remember to at least take a hair picture or two once a month.
What’s your favorite go to hair style?
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