Natural Hair journey has been a nostalgic feeling, as I recall techniques my mom used to plait me as a child and the one plait I know…
The craze has created technique and product junkies as the diaspora and black minorities have learnt how to plait their own hair…
It is expensive.
Now I wasnt feeling crafty enough to make my own box braids, I had trimmed my ends and my hair is now healthy… at least recovering from the torture from salon experiences.
I am saving for that BUMI HILLS holiday so here is what I did to my hair… my natural hair care regimen – My last regimen was an easy wash and go
MY NATURAL HAIR CARE – DRY hair
Now my dry hair requires taking care of it dry and preventing tangling. It all starts with the washing.
I have fine 4C hair
- WASH weekly… with deep conditioner
All hair needs DC and moisture. So the weekly is because I do not do any henna, tea rinses, protein treatments to strengthen hair… so I frequent the use of DC.
Wash in sections and clips when washing and drying… makes life easier and reduces wash tangling..
2. Airdry…using African threading
Use shea butter mix… i mix mine with peppermint and coconut. Cover each section and plait while wet after holding the hair stretched and use WOOL.
I unravelled later at night to create more sections to ensure better drying.
3. When dry…spray oil water conditioner mix on the scalp and hair and finger comb
I used my mixture as leave in conditioner and to oil the hair, and on the scalp used my shea butter and wrapped in satin headwrap and slept.
Oh and i used aloe vera gel.. use your favourite regime, castor oil if you can while in this hairstyle
This stops matte hair and tangles from sleeping…unlike a twist… will keep my hair straight and stretched..
4. Unravel in the morning… and fingercomb to desired style…
I use no gels because they cause build up and limit the everyday mabhanzi. I would wear mabhanzi on an off day or church…for work…i rather show off my fro
So see yall later people!
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