TO DETANGLE, OR TO DETANGLE MORE…

TO DETANGLE, OR TO DETANGLE MORE…

As you go and grow along your natural hair journey, you will learn that there is one thing that you absolutely cannot do without and that is detangling!

I became so comfortable with my new journey with my natural hair. I accepted my hair in its state and the people that mattered most in my life, did too.

I received some from flack and some horrible remarks which I had to shake off, almost immediately because this journey with my natural hair is not about them, it is about me and accepting myself. In the long-run I would like to influence other young girls and women to accept themselves with their natural hair.

Months passed, and I realised my hair was so dry and crispy, even I did not like it. And even though it grew beautifully, it just wasn't healthy. I danced at a production in July 2015 and was almost forced to flat-iron my hair for the required hairstyle. I flat-ironed it on the lowest heat with the most oil I could apply to protect it. And there it was....my ends were so damaged!

There was no product or method to solve this problem. It had to be cut! 

I chopped it all off and started from the bottom again, but I was pleased! My hair was healthier, stronger and I loved the length & shine.

So, what went wrong?

The problem was that I did not de-tangle regularly. De-tangling is important, and one must ensure that hair is wet and a leave-in conditioner to assist with slip for combing.

Tip: alternate between a wide-tooth comb and a narrow-tooth comb and fingers when de-tangling and it must be done at least once a week. The narrow-tooth comb gets those smaller knots in the hair which a wide-tooth comb certainly won’t! 

 

My hair has grown since and the curls are well-defined.

 

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