I have been "loose natural" for about 3 years and change now, and before that I had locs for about 4 years... I think... honestly, I lose track. Anywho, my hair mostly falls into two of the hair typing categories- 4B & 4C. This pretty much means my head has strands that are super kinky with no discernible curl pattern and some that do have a curl pattern. The individual strands are thick and densely packed together... Umm... my particular hair texture is one that cannot abide a 'wash-n-go' because it is quick to tangle and prone to massive shrinkage.
Recently (as you may know), I moved from Huntsville, AL to Orlando, FL. The biggest new thing hairwise is the humidity! Oh. My. Word!!!!! Pretty much, on really humid days, I can count on my hair poofing up a couple of inches. Hello Frizzball!
Speaking of my new friend humidity, I blow dried my hair this past weekend just to try something different. I was sweating like a pig in the bathroom with the blow dryer on high just to knock some of the kink out of my strands. When I finished, I felt all fancy and whatnot as Lamar & I left to have lunch at his parents' house. This was me in the car:
|nevermind the stank look on my face... I don't know what that's about lol|
We were not in the car for more than 10 minutes when the sky burst forth in MAJOR rain! I mean pull over cuz you can't see rain... Monsoon rain... Ugh. My life is hard. Here's the hair post rain and I didn't even get it wet! This was just from all the moisture in the air!
|This stank face here is for Mother Nature!|
Whyyyy Mother Nature!?!?!?!?! Why must you persecute meeeee!?!?!?!
The next style was a bantu-knot out. So I had one day of curls until the humidity swooped in again and smashed that hairstyle.
|Fluffy fluffy curly hair ^.^|
I dont even have a picture of my hair the day after my curly day... just imagine a big afro with curly bits. Not too too bad, but it was BIG and kept me too hot at work.
As my next styling attempt on the blown out hair, I twisted it down. The best thing about this is that I can actually SEE the length of my hair. That's a big thing because anyone with 4b/c hair will tell you that it shrinks. My straightened hair comes down to around the bottom of my shoulder blade length, but if I dunk my head in water and let it dry, that same hair will shrink up into a tight afro about 5-6 inches long. Kind of amazing come to think of it...
So, that was fun. Taking all this time to talk about my hair. I thought it would be something different and unique to share. Or maybe I just wanted to show you something that isnt made of yarn ^.^ lol!
I hope you're having a great day! Peace!