3. A very productive regimen but no real results
There is no point in doing a million things to your hair only for it not meet the goals you set for it. Sometimes we have to break up with our regimen and start to simplify things a bit to see exactly what is causing the problem. Are you co washing too often? Are you using too much protein? Do you need a trim?.
What we propose: To see positive change you will have to drill down to the bear minimum and then build from there.
4. Your scalp is screaming for help!
Scalp buildup is real y’all! You can literally clog your pores and cause infection on your scalp with too much manipulation, too much product, too much styling.
Your scalp will tell you when things have gone haywire, it will itch, you might notice flakes, you might even notice little bumps sometimes that are a result of too much of something.
What we propose: Get knowledgeable about how your scalp works, really you need to keep your scalp clean and free of unnecessary buildup, that’s it! If you have some underlying issues that causes buildup regardless of what you do then you should visit a dermatologist for the best advice for your situation.
5. Over styling
Listen, we know that there is this thing that tugs at your heart that says your hair needs to look like ‘this’ in order to be considered “done”. When you think about styling your hair you might think about having every ringlet perfectly in place, you might want to zap every single bit of frizz that you have…. forget it!
Embrace the frizz girl, our hair attracts moisture when there is moisture in the air or if there is just a little steam somewhere, the point is you cant control everything every time.
Stop walking around with gel in your purse and just let your hair do its thing.
What we propose: focus on giving your hair moisture that will last, so on wash day deep condition your hair well and protect your curls at night. Your curls might not be perfect day to day but you should be able to feel that your hair is not dry and that is what matters.
Originally posted 2015-02-12 15:00:16.