What is your favorite style to wear when you work out or do any form of exercise.
Different types of half up and half downs, like half up buns and braids. I also like wearing hair bands* and clips for easy hairstyles.
I get complimented when I do ponytails, and I like them, but I don’t do them to often because I don’t like the manipulation of pulling my hair up. I don’t really have a specific hair style for exercise since I don’t often. I’m young and skinny, when I get into exercising it’ll be the mass building kind.
You have mentioned before about applying protein in layers after starting Japanese straightening , what does that mean?
I treat my hair like a hierarchy. My new growth is the protein rich, under that is middle, then lower class, and my ends are in poverty. To turn this natural hierarchy into an equality, I have to give more proteins to the ends and less to my new growth.
I believe this also helps my line of demarcation. One can do this layering in many different ways but I do it simply by doing protein cowashes. Between real washes I might cowash* the bottom half of my hair, rinse that out, and do another cowash* on my ends. Sometimes I do this layering by applying protein leave-ins more on my ends and less as I go up.
What is the best thing about having long hair? Are there any negatives?
The more your hair weighs the more it lays down, and this helps with stretching, people are more likely to listen to hair advice, there are hairstyles only long hair can do, and when you have it out it makes you slightly warmer in the cold months! But the best thing is just having the look when you admire the look of long hair.
Now the disadvantages. More hair means more detangling. That’s the biggest one I dislike. Another is that some people won’t listen to hair advice, I know, it’s ironic, they think that you just have the genetics for long hair and what applies to you will not apply to them.
I am not talking about things that vary with different heads, but practices that would benefit anybody, like using leave-ins. The last disadvantage is long hair in the humid summer, you just wish it could magically transform short during the heat of the day.
What is the best advice you can give to a girl trying to retain length, what are your tried and true secrets.
First important thing, keeping you hair’s balance in check. Do the elasticity and porosity test where you see how your strand stretches and floats.
Second, gentle detangling,you can do this by not combing your hair too often, using a wide tooth comb* or your fingers, and not keeping your hair out 24/7. Low manipulation and protective styles help.
Third, remembering your strand’s protein hierarchy will give your hair more even strength.
Thank you so much for letting us interview you Yahya, where can we find you online in order to keep up with you?
Or on facebook