newbies don't keep this regimen to yourself. Share it with your natural
hair friends, families, who ever. If you have a facebook, share it. An
instagram? Share it. Youtube? talk about it. We need to spread this
And to make sure no one will question that those before
pictures are actually me, i will have a zoom out picture of some of
those before pics and wear the same outfit or take it in the same spot
that i took it in. No more excuses. This regimen simply works, stop
convincing yourselves your 4c hair doesn't have a curl pattern if you
still are. If your hair was only kinky and had no actual curl, your hair
would be straight. You wouldn't be able to have shrinkage f your hair
wasn't tightly coiled. And since other looser textures have kinks and
are able to still tame them when it is getting properly hydrated, then
we with 4c hair can do the same. Here's
an example of minimal shrinkage hair that is very kinky.
This is Hair
Crush. She has not got 4b or 4c hair. But she has kinks and a wavy curl
pattern that almost looks straight. This would be what 4c hair would
look like if we go by the misinformed definition of "no curl pattern".
Because curl pattern, tightness and shrinkage are not the same things as
kinks. Kinks are what disrupt the uniformity of the strands. But with
out the kink, the curl would be there. You would not get less shrinkage,
and your curl pattern wouldn't change. It would be more uniform, and
therefore you could see it.
Texturized Hair VERSUS
Max hydrated hair
someone with texlaxed hair to my hair right now. The texturizer does
not effect their kinks, because kinks are caused by lack of moisture.
they are a curl pattern that can be loosened. Even after getting a
texturizer, your hair would still not be shiny, and still not be
uniform. You would simply have less shrinkage.
Kinks are a
different kind of bend and twist the hair does, and when light hits it,
it is not shiny. Look at this link for reference(scroll down for the comparison of low and high porosity):http://forum.blackhairmedia.com/the-max-hydration-methodfrom-my-other-post_topic368937_post10840588.html?KW=So+her+frizz#10840588You
can find a correlation with those who describe their hair as
naturally(not due to damage) higher or normal porosity, with shine.
Where as we usually think the opposite. Low porosity= shine. But the ppl
with higher porous or normal porous hair do not have as much resistance
to absorbing moisture into their hair. Their hair therefore has
less kink, and when the light hits it, it is easier to reflect light
because the strand itself lacks all those torsions and twists. It is
just a ringlet/ coil, and so it is very easy to get it to be uniform. So
you can have someone with very tight coils and when it is uniform you
will see shine. But their hair will not be uniform if there are too many
kinks to the point where you don't believe you have a curl pattern.
There will be no shine or sheen. That should tell you your hair is not hydrated, and we shouldn't be so
stubborn about that. That's the way it is and its why many of us have
problems in our journeys. I would rather be wrong than to feel like i'm
right and then never reach my hair's potential.Anyway that would
explain why relaxed 4c hair(most likely low porous) will look a lot
from relaxed type 3a porosity or a more higher porous hair
, interms of
moveability) and shine. Just because you relax your hair, doesn't mean
the kinks actually go away. And those weakness are still there and
actually enhanced because now you have broken bonds on top of
everything.Also, when you have a lot of kinks in your hair, it is not just the dryness factor that causes breakage.
Each kink is a weak spot. A sharp twist and bend in the hair, that the
hair doesn't actually want to be doing, its only doing this because it's
dehydrated. This means your hair is more prone to breaking and has
difficulty retaining length if it isn't hidden in protective style 90%
of the year. And even then because our hair is still dry, the growth
disappoints or gets broken off during detangling.
This is not to
say all our kinks will be gone, but we are on the extreme end of very
kinky because our kinks overwhelm our coils to the point where they are
completely unable to be uniform.
That is caused by our hair being
dehydrated, and it happens on everyone's hair type. The dryer your hair
is the more kinky and frizzy and lightweight it will be.
your hair from within the cortex, would prevent those twists and bends
because the hair cortex is going to fill with water little by little.
This is good swelling the kind that everyone is supposed to have, not
the kind of swelling caused by relaxers that cause the bonds of the hair to be broken.
This untwists those kinks the
way someone with a stiff in their neck
would find relief from better joint lubrication. Our hair will be less
light weight and be able to resist loosing uniformity upon shrinking. it
is kind of like the kinks will cause your hair to "overshrink" and be
lightweight. but this is a different kind of shrinkage from the one
by curl tightness, this just adds to it.You may think with this
method, it's all about getting definition in your wash and goes, and
you have to choose between moisture or length.
But think about
it like this. Despite what some people think, 4c hair in it's dehydrated
state doesn't hold definition well. Your twist outs won't come out
defined or if they do, you won't be able to separate your hair or you
will have wasted your time even trying for a twist out look. In this
sense our hair needs uniformity for it to hold the shape of those styles
well, have them to be easy to separate, and get consistent results.
Otherwise you'll be forced to use heavy amount of product and still get
when the curl is more uniform, our set
styles are going to be able to turn out well even with minimal product
as i displayed in my before and after pics. In terms of health
and length. Those points of kink are points of tension,
it is not like a
coil which has it's uniformity enabling it to clump and protect itself.
A kink will make your strands all separate and have to fight on their
own. If you have fine or low density 4c strands, this is going to mean
you do not retain length well. It's dry, brittle, and has a lot of weak
points. Protective styles many times worsen the situation, and when the
hair is dry for too long, split ends occur along with single strand
knots. Hydrated uniform coils do not leave their shape or curl on other
strands, they tend to be better at staying together and therefore they
protect each other better. This is how i retained length during this
method.(although i had trimmed because of a protective style i had been
doing before i started this regimen, which btw i had already trimmed
before doing the protective style!)
Last moisture has a direct
effect the rate at which your hair grows.
I know this from when i had my
completely smoothed bald spot(using ecostyler gel with all its horrible
ingredients), the spot remained stagnant for over a year. tingly oils,
vitamins and protective styles didn't save me. GHE for 3 months straight
24hours a day did.
And the hair grew back curling from root to
tip, even though it was a section that seemingly had no curl pattern
before. (The other sections did not benefit as much because i sealed
them with heavy butters and no clarification steps were in my regimen.)
That was what made me start to open my eyes about the importance of
opening up my cuticles and porosity and moisture. so i started
researching and found the cherrylola. Modified it and liked my results
better with my version as it was more foamy.
Then i happened to
hear someone talk about max hydration. Researched that. Found
danabnatural and then aketafitgirl. And so i did some more research
about porosity and products and bam! Max hydration Method.
A close look at 4c hair. Scroll through entire page.http://forum.blackhairmedia.com/the-max-hydration-methodfrom-my-other-post_topic368937_post10819984.html?KW=Just+wanted+to+post+side+by+side+pi#10819984What 4a hair looks like, so you can see the majority of my hair is not 4a.What 3c hair looks like.
- 4c hair is tightcoils, not pure kink.
- Kinks and coils are not the same thing.
- It is possible to have kinks but not coils and to have coils yet no kink.
- It is not possible to have at least 20% shrinkage with out first having a tight coil or some sort of curl pattern.
- It is possible for all curl types to be defined or uniform. Curl uniformity is not synonymous with curl size or curl pattern.
- Curl uniformity is controlled by kinks which is exactly what cause frizz, which is controlled directly by moisture levels.
- Most 4c hair has the most difficulty absorbing moisture, which is why it is the most prone to showing no curl uniformity of clumping.
Edited by pinkecube - Jun 08 2014 at 3:31pm