3. Try a different styling routine and hairstyles
When I first stopped wearing wigs* back in 2013 and embraced my natural hair, I was introduced to the glorious world of twist outs.
Oh yes, I was twisting every night without fail, but somewhere along the line I became fed up with this routine. Seriously, there’s only so much twisting or braiding you can do before you learn to just say “No!”
Roller setting is a great way to give yourself a break from the medieval torture twist out practice. Magnetic roller and jumbo rollers will give you a great stretch for at least 4 or 5 days in a row while rocking a brand new look.
Each week, sport a different hairstyle. When I got tired of rollers and perm rods*, I utilizde my super stretch band and wore a puff. Sometimes I’d tuck the puff in to create a nice bun style and I wore that style until I grew tired of it.
From there, I did a faux wash and go and spritzed my hair with leave in conditioner*, oil, water, and gel. My hair shrank a little, but it was nice and full of volume and I rocked that style until my wash day. You see, I can do a wash and go, but my hair really shrinks, and I have no volume even if I diffuse it.
I’ve found a way around that by only dampening the hair and utilizing the method listed above. Sometimes you’ve got to modify your routine and make it work for you, just like with working out.
If you’ve tried every styling option and you’re still a little frustrated, there are other courses of action to take. Don’t take drastic measures and backtrack on your journey.
Don’t know how to flat twist? Do a little research and find a natural hair salon in your area. You may step out of the place with a nice cornrow updo that will put a little pep in your step.
Sometimes, we have to step aside and let the professionals do the work. If push comes to shove, have twists or braids installed to give you and your hair a little time away from each other. Trust me, when you take the style down, you’ll welcome those kinks and coils with open arms.
4. Become your own hair crush
I’d be a liar if I told you I embraced my natural hair right off the bat. There were countless times in the beginning where I wished my hair could do what another naturalista could do.
Everyone’s hair is different and if I had embraced this fact long ago, I could have saved myself so much heartache. Be good to yourselves ladies, and imagine your hair as a fabulous chest of wonders waiting to be experienced.