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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Do You Know Your Hair?

I thought I knew my hair.  As it turns out, I really don't.  But in my journey to go natural, I've learned a ton.  I know it's only been a couple of weeks since I made my special announcement.  But after researching hair stories, I'm finally starting to figure it all out.

In a recent post, I chatted about hair that hooks.  For some reason my hair has been curling and crinking up mid-strand.  I couldn't understand why.  However, another blogger by the name of Goldenangel graciously referred me to Hairlosophy.  I also stumbled across a detailed description and illustration on curlynikki.com.  Both sites break it all down.  Hair that hooks, mid-strand knots, and tresses that crinkle all point to the same problem...not enough moisture.  I used to add moisture by greasing my scalp and hair a few times a week.  But ever since I started my television career, I've limited the amount of oils I use.  Why you ask?  Well, I noticed that the more hair grease meant the more weighed down my hair looked.  It just didn't look or feel right.

Ditching the grease for a more bouncy look was a huge faux pa on my part.  It's done nothing but damage my hair.  With just one sweep of the comb through my hair, causes my mane to chip away.  I know that it's normal to lose 100 to 150 strands each day, but I've been losing a lot more than that.

So, I'm on a mission to get to know my hair better.  Right now it's screaming, "I'm thirsty!"  Number one on my list is to combat dryness by regaining moisture.  I have a few products that I'm trying out, and I'll be sure to share my newest hair care regimen.  Stay tuned!  Don't forget to dish yours!  Sharing is caring!

How well do you know your hair?  

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8 Comments:

At February 25, 2012 at 2:26 PM , Blogger Quiana said...

Just staying hydrated is probably my #1 tip and I LOVE Jane Carter's scalp serum. A few drops of that make my scalp a few times a week feel wonderful and combats itchiness and flakes. Best price is on Amazon.

 
At February 26, 2012 at 5:22 AM , Blogger Constance said...

Girl-- I live in the humidty!! :) I understand your pain!! :)

 
At February 27, 2012 at 5:14 PM , Blogger Nique said...

For me, i wet my hair before i apply moisture to it in the morning. Shea moisture curl milk from their coconut & hibiscus line is great for moisture. I have eczema on my scalp so grease does nothing for me. I find that Cantu leave in repair cream in the jar works great on my scalp. Weird but it works. When u need moisture, remember, water is your best friend.

 
At February 27, 2012 at 6:35 PM , Blogger Weather Anchor Mama said...

I think I did hear about that line! Thanks Quiana!

 
At February 27, 2012 at 6:39 PM , Blogger Weather Anchor Mama said...

Sometimes I feel like I have some kind of problem with my scalp too. Do you apply the repair cream directly to your scalp? How often do you use it?

 
At February 28, 2012 at 12:56 PM , Blogger Nique said...

I apply it directly to my scalp like hair grease. I use it after i wash my hair and style it for the week. If i notice my scalp is getting dry later in the week, i put some more on it and im good

 
At March 1, 2012 at 1:08 PM , Blogger Goldenangel said...

Thanks for the shout out Stacy lol. I have been researching natural hair care for so long it feels like I made that transition yearsss ago and it's only been a year and a half! I enjoy sharing what I've learned (through reading or personal experiences)with a fellow "natural" on the journey.

 
At March 8, 2012 at 11:58 PM , Blogger Rania said...

Definitely keep it moisturized. My hair is the healthiest when I deep condition or hot oil at least once a week.

Good luck on your hair journey!!

 

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