Wednesday, June 12, 2013

My Natural Hair

So today I'm going to do something that I don't normally do :) and that is talk to you about my hair!

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!

1 comment:

  1. Pretty sure I've made stank faces at mother nature too LOL But really, I love all that volume in the second picture! Does Lamar like it? cuz Keith has this infatuation with my hair what it gets what I call "big'n'nasty".
    Anyways, really, they all look great


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