5 Frustrating Things About Natural Hair

frustrating things about natural hair

Natural hair is convenient, unique, great, easy to style, and versatile yada yada yada, not all the time! There are times when having your hair in its natural state can be downright annoying and frustrating.

Here are some picks for the top most frustrating things that us naturalista’s have to deal with sometimes on a daily basis with our hair.

1. Single Strand knots – You have done everything, moisturize seal, moisturize seal, trim moisturize seal all in that order, and still as you examine your hair there are millions of these little knots that will just not go away.

There is nothing more frustrating than thinking you are doing everything right and noticing something that may indicate that you are doing something wrong.

There are many ‘solutions’ for single strand knots all over the blogs and forums, one thing holds true if you wear your hair in its kinky curly state the more likely these knots will occur. The only solution that may successfully work is keeping your hair stretched, moisturized and prayer!

2. You can never accomplish a great hair style twice – You wake up in the morning hit the bathroom and allow your creative juices to flow. Suddenly you have created the coolest flyest style ever and your only hope is that you can replicate it at some future date.


Two weeks go by and you try it again, but it doesn’t look quite the same as it did the last time. You don’t know if it’s the products, your creative juices have suddenly diminished, Venus is no longer aligned with Mars or your fingers aren’t working; who knows!

But no matter what you do there is no replicating that same style that you were able to accomplish just a few days ago. What gives? If this ever happens to you the best bet is to embrace the differences that may come about and rock the style anyway!

Originally posted 2012-05-28 19:00:18.

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About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Comments

  1. Chantal Brown
    Chantal Brown

    A lot:

    How painful it can be when combing sometime, my arms hurt detangling, can’t achieve the right style for my face.
    But I love my hair regardless still

    1. Chavis Pinky
      Chavis Pinky

      Cream of nature shampoo and conditioner with Argan oil helped me with the dryness and I use essential oils I mix them in my hair grease and I have them in a spray bottle …

  2. Tanaja Greene
    Tanaja Greene

    Don’t get me wrong i love black coarse hair my hair is fine and snappy it breaks fast and you can’t do anything to it without damaging it

  3. Shawnnita Larkins
    Shawnnita Larkins

    Frizz…. lost of shine…. wet detangling…. finding the best products for my hair…. single strand knots…. in that order… those are my 5 🙂

    1. Divva Ross-Burke
      Divva Ross-Burke

      I use to have problems with dry hair and I tried Kimmaytubes (shes a youtuber) homemade condition and it works wonders. She no longer have the ingredients on her site since she came out with her own product, but I’ll post it on here for those who want to try it. Everyone says it works wonders.

      2 tablespoons of YOUR preferred conditioner (silicone free) pref. Kinky Curly
      2 tablespoons of (Whole leaf version) Aloe Vera Juice with a pH 4.0 or 4.5
      2 teaspoons of Castor Oil (optional)
      2 teaspoons of Jojoba Oil

  4. Ash Taylor
    Ash Taylor

    That pretty much everything that works for others, does NOT work for me.
    That, and how fragile my hair is

  5. LaDawn Leek
    LaDawn Leek

    How fast its growing. I love my natural hair; but even with all the years of relaxing my hair has always grown long and thick. Now its growing 2xs as fast. I transitioned for a year 2yrs ago; but I’m seriously considering doing a big chop just to give me a break from it for a bit.

  6. Ciarra MG
    Ciarra MG

    I don’t need twists or braids to get ringlets, just the right product. When wet, they’re these beautiful spirals, but when dry, my hair is wispy, poofy, and undefined 🙁

  7. Kimberly Casey
    Kimberly Casey

    I love my hair…if I just HAAAD to say something negative it wud be I want to change my texture from 3c to 4b.

  8. Angeline Nolovelost Hudson
    Angeline Nolovelost Hudson

    There is a remedy (I feel) to all the problems. 1) Dry hair? Deep condition more often! Truth be told your hair was probably just as dry, if not dryer in its relaxed state. 2) Natural, Pure Oils. This helps with the dryness and seals in the moisture. Hot oil treatments are great and help with sealing in moisture and keeping hair soft. 3) Products!!?? I know trying different things can be expensive. I mean back in the relaxed days, a good $7 relaxer, some setting lotion, and wrap papers were all we needed. To go through product trial and error, I would suggest Curl Kit or Curl Box. For $20-$25 a month they send samples of products and 2-4 full size bottles of product. You can cancel at anytime with no fees (i believe)…
    Hope my ramblings helped someone!!

  9. Amanda Bradley
    Amanda Bradley

    Shrinkageeee lmaoo nd you gotta prep everything there’s no lettin it go for a day or 2 gotta put some twist in or deal with a beast

  10. Imani Malika
    Imani Malika

    Henna helps with shrinkage and loss of shine. It hasn’t loosened my curl pattern but it gets tangled less and actually shines now. Try cassia if you don’t want the red tones that henna leaves behind.

  11. Donna Chesser
    Donna Chesser

    People is going to think I am crazy, but after I stopped relaxing my hair, I discovered that my hair texture is curly silk wavy, and I hate it!!!!! I love my hair when it was kinky I miss it.dang it was much stronger, kinkier,. Now it tooo soft.

  12. Carla Brooks
    Carla Brooks

    Donna Chesser I understand, I love playing in my daughter’s 4c hair versus my wavy, curly hair

  13. Torii NoLimits Traylor
    Torii NoLimits Traylor

    Dryness
    Shrinkage
    And how it cant take that much heat without a protectant :/ Im starting to wanna perm it after a year and of being natural

  14. Roz G Will

    I don’t have shrinkage strangly BUT that Not achieving the same hairstyle twice is satan!!! I HATE that!!! My husband will love a style and say “do that more babe” and then its an epic fail!!! But I still ADORE my natural hair!!

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