Some people when they are newly natural find a hair idol which can mean that they spend their time, effort and money trying to get their hair to be like somebody else’s.
I was one of these people, I tried so many times to copy my hair idols using the same products they used following their step by step tutorials and techniques with disastrous results.
I remember at one time copying one YouTuber who put her hair in about 6-8 twists in the shower then applied and oil and then let it to air dry. Her twists were beautiful but when I did the same thing my twists were so dry and when I tried to separate them to create volume I literally destroyed them.
After another fail I decided to embrace the fact that there were so many things I did not know about my hair idol which could have affected my results
By this I mean whether they have tight, medium or loose curls. For me I have tight curls or coils so, my results will never be the same to a hair idol with a looser or a wavy curl pattern.
Volume of Hair
Some people have naturally very thick hair. For instance, my eldest daughter does have thick voluminous hair whereas I have fine hair. I can create 6-9 twists on her wet hair and then once dry separate them to reveal and awesome voluminous twist out.
However, this does not work for me. I must twist my hair while dry to create that illusion of volume instead of when it is wet which will cause serious shrinkage.
Length of Hair
I had a hair idol with longer hair while I had medium length hair which means that her hair or twists seem to automatically cascade downwards and mine would stick up every time I tried her styles. At that time I had no idea why but now I know better.
Longer hair has more weight which forces the strands to lie down and since my hair was much shorter there was no way I would have the same results. Now that my hair is longer when I twist my hair I am just now achieving the same weighted results.
Moral of the story, use hair inspiration for just that, “inspiration”! Do not expect ‘her’ results but expect ‘your’ results with similar techniques.
Crystal Pearson says
Gigi Isbell says
That’s why I buy plenty of wigs that mimic hair idols, that way you won’t damage your own natural hair, their are sooo many excellent quality of different wigs now????
Michelle Denice Hop says
I decided to loc my hair. No fuss no mess.
Yulanda Gupton says
Everything doesn’t work for everybody…..ijs