Thursday, 10 February 2011

Anti Weave Season!

I managed to keep my hair, extensions free for almost two months now! Im actually really proud of myself! I never really had a full on weave it would just be the casual two tracks or three tracks. My hair is kinda thin so I need the extra volume.
Im trying to not dye or add extensions to my hair because that is what is causing my her to keep getting thiner. When I was in college my hair was so big and curly but i ruined it with chemicals like most girls do!
Don't get me wrong I absoloutly love having my hair straight but its so bad for my hair! So I have to unfortunetly change my ways.

I really want old curls back! These curls i have now are weak, sometimes "Frizz ease" helps but its so damn expensive to keep buying. 

When I go to hairdressers they are sometimes confused like they don't know to do with my hair. I don't have Afro-Caribbean hair but I do go to Afro Caribbean hairdressers because most European hairdressers style my hair wrong! I have Somali/East African hair whatever you like to call it.  I have recently found an Eritean hairdresser in North London that does my hair great but the place is kinda of pricey.

I just thought I would blog for the people that feel like their is no where to get help to take care of your hair.

For ladies with curly naturally curly hair like me, Here's a few tips:

I Want My Hair Like This Pronto!
- To stop your hair from frizzing to avoid combing your hair when dry do it with your fingers while it is still wet to get rid of tangles, or use a wide toothed comb- stay away from brushes!

- You can minimize breakage by air-drying your hair. If you must use a blow dryer, also use a diffuser.

- Use products designed specifically for curly hair. Do not wash your hair too often since curly hair can get frizzy. Shampoo your hair every other day.

- Deep condition your hair every two to three weeks.

Here Some Tips For Ladies With Afro-Caribean Hair: 

- Protect your hair before going to bed. Wrap your hair with a satin scarf or sleep with a satin pillow.

- Oil your scalp on a regular basis with a good natural oil like shea butter. A daily moisturizer is not a bad idea

- Put as little heat as possible on your hair. Heat, especially combined with perms is very damaging to hair.

- Wash your hair no more often than every week to week and a half. More than that can dry it out.

- Comb your hair out while you're conditioning it to remove the tangles while it's wet and relatively slick.

1 comment:

  1. Need help asap

    I am east african woman from somalia , i feel like i am losing my hair as i have tin hair now due to the hair straigning , i dont normal dye my hair or anything but i want my haor curly as the picture above , i dont have any curls at all when i wash it. could you please advise