I did not straighten my hair as yet...AGAIN, as I ran out of time and then I wasn't really feeling up to it today as I was very tired from the obligations and activities I had going on, which limited my time to do it when I wanted to do it.
Ugh...I feel like a broken record.
I might color(I still have one more jar of the previous semi-permanent color I did) my hair first this upcoming wash moment, since the sun will bring out the color where my hair isn't color treated and then wear it straight a few days later?
Awe well... I guess you will notice once I have done whatever I say I want to do.
I am feeling more and more like I am starting to know what I am doing these days, like I can really keep it simple now to maintain because it now gets what it needs on day one so that I can keep it low maintenance on the rest of the days till the next wash day, plus I have better hair protection at night as the satin scarf I have is way smoother than any scarves I've slept with before and smoother than what's covering my pillow, though they're both made from polyester, so that has also made a difference.
Perhaps finally can really contribute in the advice department or inform better when a conversation comes up.
When asked about it, I want to explain that natural hair for tighter textures does not have to be hard, that the biggest challenge is not knowing what you are doing as yet.
And now that I know a bit more about what I am doing I can elaborate on it, but if that person's texture is tighter, I can not be as helpful as of yey because I still do not know enough about locking moisture on textures tighter than my own to give proper advice, so they are able to make an easier start and will not end up having to deal with being natural a few years and only then figuring it out. And that way it's also easier to explain why a product they recommend to me might not work for my hair or why a product might work for their hair once they decide to go natural.
Especially with family members that complain about their hair not being as thick as back in the day but think that going natural is going to be a lot of work (also because of me unfortunately, since it took me a while for my hair to look properly moisturized consistently when it's out LOL!), it would be nice if I could give proper advice about it that is suitable for their hair needs and their hair wants.
And it's also been easier for me to answer questions coming up regarding the changes in my hair, it's just easier to explain now, than it was before.
I guess it all comes down to gaining confidence in saying things right after you get the confidence by doing things right.
Wow...I type so much....
Uh oh, feel better soon!
About the ORS Curls Unleashed, might have to look in to that line if I want to stretch my wash days some more, the deep conditioner from that brand is the truth.
I think that's a very good indication that it's suitable for less oily to dryer hair because it's too oily for your friend's hair while Cleo is loving it.
That is also why I am often apprehensive to try local brands that are specialized in straight hair when they come out with something for curly hair, because it's mostly for hair that's naturally more oily, so I end up having to use more than someone else with more oily strands than I to get the same effects. I had that with a curl cream I tried, it came in a small bottle so it was done in no time while someone else with curly hair didn't have that problem. While my cousin with hair similar to mine also had the issue, so comparing can be such a good thing to know why a product will or might not work for you.
Glad that you've found even more kick butt stuff for Cleo.
Thanks for the compliment
. The sun is bringing out the color a bit more, though I do miss my natural hair color at times, but since I am still color hungry I will have to wait that one out till I've made up my mind(not going to cut the colored sections of my hair off anyway so I'd have to dye it either way if I want it to be one color again).
I do think my hair also feels and acts more moisturized these days. What a difference not only a different product can make but also a small change in method. I was starting to think that it was a matter of finding the right product to end up finding out that I wasn't locking the moisture properly in the first place either. Unless I smooth clumped strands down there will always be frizz while it's curled and some sections will feel smoother than others but at least now the moisture will be locked in the strands that need it more.
As for spray bottles, yea I am not about that "just chuck it away and get a new one" life either, hahahaha.
I think the older bottle calls for a good soak with vinegar though, but didn't have the time to wait for that. My other spray bottle that is bigger and was NEW decided to just give up on me and it's too late to return it, so I've been trying to fix it but nada... so I am glad to have a clean start just for the water really.
| luvmybiga$$fro wrote:|
Oh and Ritle-Skittle- that STRETCHAGE(Yeah, made it up) you got from the bun is lighting me up! I remember when Cleo was so stretched from rocking a bun like yours she was really straight in the looser textures. I couldn't believe it!
LOL@Stretchage, I also love making up words/ decide not to care if it's in the dictionary or not if it has a better way of bringing my point across.
Ah, stretchy Cleo memories, was about to ask if you haven't been rocking it in a bun like that for a while and then I remembered that it has been a while that I have rocked a low bun like this
, my hair is mostly either totally up or down and out.
And that reminds me that I need to be more versatile with my hair, especially now the sun is out more(after all that cold and rain...), it's time to bring out the flower accessories.
As for some parts, they will end up curling up a teenie bit, but some just stay till they're met with water again LOL.
What you mentioned about the looser textures straightening out more,
I think that a low pony/bun like this is a really good indicator for the way hair behaves.
I guess it's a fun thing to see how hair behaves because it teaches you more about what your hair does, especially when your texture is a blended one.
Oh by the way, I remember what you said about seeking a solution to stretch your hair without disturbing the texture of your hair and I came across something called Sprangz when I saw a topic about it on the naturally curly forum.http://www.sprangz.com
and when you go to how to you can click on the youtube(bottlecap) link below which is her channel to see more about how the stretching is done and kept up.
It totally makes sense because I tied my hair elastics at each end of my braids so that it weighed the braid down that was moving around trying to curl itself when I wanted to do a braid out. But as someone mentioned somewhere, the benefit of those springy things are that you won't have any bending mark on your hair from where the hair elastic was.
It is something that is supposed to be applied to wet hair and such so it's mainly a wash day tool basically. Just like most sets are, except for in this case you actually can wash your hair with them.
I'm still looking in to it, but figured I'd share so that others could look in to it as well.
Haven't opened up a topic about it because my reply to someone about something else to help with smoothing down edges at the time was swallowed up and I guess probably seen as an advertisement or something, because it was there at first and when I went back to the topic to see if it had worked for the person, my post was gone...what a waste of time that was.It was some time ago, but can't be bothered wasting my time like that again, so it's best in a post like this where it's clearly meant to help out and not as an advertisement.
So yea that concludes all I wanted to say for now I guess.
Get well soon Luv-Duv.
And can't wait to read about your hair stories ladies!