3. Pineappling your wash ‘n’ go overnight
The point of this style is to wash your hair overnight and wake up with it dry and intact. Unfortunately, not everyone’s curls behave accordingly.
Whenever I put my hair up in a scarf, by the time I take it down, the back of my hair has flattened out and my curls are ruined.
Can anyone else relate? I tried the wash ‘n’ go overnight pineappling method once and I woke up looking a hot mess.
Let’s face it: there’s no easy way to dry your hair without using heat or sucking up all of the moisture with a towel.
Those of us with high density hair run into problems while diffusing because it ends up just making our roots matted or tangled, or puffy.
Something that might help this problem would be if the knobs on the diffusers were more closely spaced so that the roots wouldn’t mess up so easily. For me, my hair ends up shrinking when I diffuse it, when it’s supposed to make the hair more voluminous!
5. Doing anything to make your hair grow “Quicker,” “Longer,” or “Thicker”
It is a myth that certain styles and products make your hair grow faster. Hair growth is genetic and it’s based on internal processes.
Nothing you do outwardly can affect the rate at which your hair grows. What protective styles do is prevent hair breakage. If your ends aren’t exposed to the elements, then they will not break as easily.
The only outlier to this rule is if your protective style is disadvantageous, and thus counter-productive. For example, you might be using Marley hair that dries your hair out or wearing braids that pull too heavily at your roots. Other than that, there is no product that can make your hair grow. Sorry to bust your bubble, ladies and gents!
So, although this list isn’t extensive, it certainly does show some natural hair experiences contrary to popular opinion. I hope I’m not the only one who has experienced some of these troubles. Feel free to comment below to let me know if any of this resonated with you or if you have any tips to add to the list.