As you know, everyone has a way to classify hair; whether it be Oprah’s stylist Andre Walker or others who created charts inspired by Andre’s chart, everyone seems to have a take on it! Though I recognize that my hair would fall into the ‘4’ category, I don’t rely on those charts. There are so many factors when deciding how to care for your hair and even though you may share a hair type with another, their techniques and products might now work for you. For the most part, I really like this common sense chart; it gives simple suggestions for techniques based on strand texture and thickness, which I find matters the most. I find that knowing porosity and density helped me find what my hair needs were and what products would best assist in maintaining it. This chart gives tips for fine, combination, and course hair types, regarding a sealant, moisturizers, detangling, heat application, and hair styles.
I started this week off the right way and my hair thanked me!
I tried Rhassoul clay for the first time, and it’s definitely a keeper!
1/4 oz Liquid (Water or Aloe Vera Juice)
1/2 oz Rhassoul Clay
2 tbsp Oil (Optional)
I experimented this weekend with a few herbs that are great for moisture and growth. Horsetail, Burdock Root, Irish Moss, Marshmallow Root, Rose Petals. Check out the second photo in the slideshow to see my natural hair brew!
Happy Hump Day Ladies!
Last week, I was in a styling funk! After perusing Youtube, I came across Naptural85’s tutorial for Cocoon Curls! Very similar to Bantu Knots, cocoon curls are created by wrapping the hair around itself and securing the ends with a ‘knot’.
I like this method because for me, the technique easier to master than Bantu Knots. Also, sleeping is much easier!
I loved my results!
Right before bed each night, I take the time to moisturize and seal my hair. It’s a really simple process that takes me less than 15 minutes and my hair is eternally grateful!
- No more crunchy dry hair in the morning, just soft touchable hair that lasts throughout the day!
- My hair has been significantly less tangled (which means a reduction in single strand knots, thank the Lord!)
- My hair has more volume in the morning, which I love! The bigger the better!