1.Question: I am natural, I wear protective styles all the time but my hair is too frizzy. What do you suggest?
Answer: Wearing your hair in protective styles is an excellent idea but while it’s in those protective styles make sure that you are going the extra mile by sleeping on satin pillow cases, tying your hair up with a silk or satin scarf at night. These two things will be very helpful with fighting the frizz using a usual cotton scarf and pillow cases. This is equally as important if you are not currently wearing protective styles. Last but not least STEAM TREATMENTS are the bomb with both relaxed hair and natural hair but especially for natural hair.
2.Question: What products have you used?
Answer: I really don’t use many store-bought products on my hair anymore. I started making my own natural hair products. When I first started out, I was a product JUNKIE to the 100th power. For instance, when I first did my big chop, eco styler gel was my HOMIE. LOL seriously. It helped my hair grow as well. The leave in conditioner I used was kinky curly’s “knot today” , for shampoo I used a another conditioner called “Herbal essence hello hydration conditioner” as a co-wash. Now, I use eggs, mayo, vinegar, olive oil from the grocery store, lavender, tea tree oil from the natural health food store mixed with water in a spray bottle right before my steam treatments.
3. Question: How do you make your edges lay down?
Answer: Eco styler gel is my ” HOME SKILLET” forever!!!! ( the olive oil one)
4. Question: Did it take a long time to get your first puff after doing the big chop?
Answer: MMMMnnnn, well, let me just say that if you have a big chop and are dying to finally reach” PUFF STATUS” it can seem like forever in a day but looking back, My answer is NO it did not take very long. I massaged my scalp alot in my big chop stage for growth stimulation along with loving the stage I was in on my journey.
5.Question: How often do you straighten your hair?
Answer: I straighten my hair every 6 months to check my length and trim my ends.
6. Question: How often do you trim the ends of your hair?
Answer: Every 6 months. I dont feel a need to do it more than that unless you are transitioning then you would want to trim every 2 months or so.
7.Question: Why is my hair so dry?
Answer: You could have dry hair for a number of reasons.. How healthy your hair is always starts from the inside. You have to eat healthy and drink a lot of water, take your vitamins and make sure you get some Omega-3, do not over shampoo your hair, co wash instead. Use steam treatments, condition, condition, condition. Do not use products which contain alcohol in them, sleep on satin pillow cases.
8.Question: Why does my hair have different curl patterns on one head?
Answer: For me, my relaxer changed the curl pattern of my hair after going natural. My hair went from being knotty to curly in some areas of my head. For instance, the back is extremely curly with just the right spring back , the top has loose curls that will not hold much and my sides have very tight coily curls. So, believe me I know how you feel. It’s not just you, everyone has different textures of hair on their head or different curl patterns.
Let me know if you have any other questions and I”ll try my best to answer them promptly………