5. Finger combing, wide tooth combs and protective styling
Now I know that sounds like three points but I feel that they should be grouped together as they are all connected.
I used to think that I needed to comb my hair day in and day out, boy was I ever wrong! Finger combing is a hair saver and is available to be used by all. I am still amazed that my tiny fingers alone could actually be used to groom my hair. Goodbye fishing for a comb in my handbag.
Finger combing allows me to get up close and personal with my hair. I can feel my natural texture and feel the knots so that I can remove them with little damage. Plus I lose far less hair strands without the yanking that I used to get with a comb.
But I can’t completely get rid of my comb, cheers to my old faithful, I use it once a week on my wash days or when I want a super sleek style. I have however changed my comb choice, fine teeth (rat tail) combs are non-existent to me now.
Before my hair journey I used any comb my hand could grab hold of and a lot of times it was a rat tail comb*. I shudder to think of the ripping and yanking that I did in the past. Oh hair, how I mistreated you for so long!
Now all I use is wide tooth combs. They do just as much work of ridding your hair of knots and tangles as smaller combs but without the damage. Can I hear a win win? Shower combs for detangling on wash days are a blessing too.
So after all the detangling and such comes the fun part; styling your hair. Protective styling is what has helped me finally pass shoulder length after being stuck there for the past 8 years.
I love my bun, it is professional looking yet stylish and most importantly it keeps my ends off my shirts, plus with buns you can style them in multiple ways. I have learned about other great styles like braid outs, twist outs, pin curls just to name a few. I can now enjoy my hair without damaging it, so goodbye Mr. Flat iron* and Curling iron* and hello beautifully styled healthy relaxed hair!
Those are my top five! If you are new to your healthy hair journey try some of them out. If you are more experienced what are your opinions? I would love to hear from you. To all, I wish happy hair growing!