When you’re married to a woman with natural hair… or a woman who wears her own hair…or a woman with any hair at all to be honest, you have to grow accustomed to certain things.
Let’s list a few, read on at Naijahusband
Allow me to Introduce myself, my name is:
Nicole. I’m 20 years old from Dallas, TX. I’m about to be a junior in college.
Have you always been natural? If not when and why did you decide to transition?
Sadly, I have not always been natural. 😦 I got my first relaxer when I was six years old. From that point on, relaxers became a part of my normal life. I made trips to the salon just about every six weeks to get more of that creamy crack saturated on my suffering hair follicles.
You’ve got to check this out, a well put together video summing up popular views on the natural hair journey.
Less than 5 minutes long, watch it and let us know if you can relate.
You know those annoying little knots usually found at the end of your hair which appear from NOWHERE?! Those knots are called single strand knots or fairy knots.
As frustrating as they are, fairy knots are a sign that your hair is growing 🙂
They are often a result of your hairstyle, a lack of moisture or… just having curly hair. You can’t get rid of single strand knots completely unless you trim them. But there are few techniques you can use to reduce fairy knots, including:
– sealing your hair to keep your hair moisturised. Fairy knots love dry hair!
– oil rinsing: it is excellent for conditioning your mane. After washing your hair, saturate your strands with your favourite oil and let it sit, under a plastic cap, for 45 minutes. Then, detangle with your fingers or a wide tooth comb and rinse with hot water. Apply your regular conditioner and rinse.
– using protective hairstyles. Styles like afros and wash and gos increase your chances of having knots. On the other hand, hairstyles like updos, twists and crochet braids are great alternative options.
– stretching your hair: straighter hair tends to be less prone to fairy knots. For those who don’t want to apply heat on their hair, check out simplycre8eve’s tutorial.
– trimming your ends. This solution is radical however you have to use protective styles and seal your hair properly.
What are your methods to reduce single strand knots?
Check out Alyssa Forever’s 3-strand twist out tutorial.
Those curls are on fire!!!
I said her hair looked nice and she threw me shade!
I just saw a woman at the station with really thick beautiful natural hair in ringlets, spiralling down her back. I walked up to her and said “Your hair is gorgeous, do you know if it is 4a, b, c etc?”. This is the first time I’ve ever reached out to a Naturalista and been given the cold shoulder, her face was made up and her body language said “why are you bothering me, go away!”
Which makes me question, I know we are very keen and enthusiastic about our natural hair journeys, which is great but are we wrong to want to share that enthusiasm with people we meet?
Is it OTT or should people lighten up when they are paid complements. Are we too forward or are some women just being plain stush?
Get at me with your thoughts and experiences ladies, tell it like it is.
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