So news flash I’m not a rocket scientist. There are plenty of things I don’t know. But, when it comes to my own head of hair I have to know whats going on with it. I have to pay attention to its needs and you have to do the same for your head of hair.
You can look at curl types and read up on hair care until you have carpal tunnel and your eyes are so dry they may as well fall out, and still not know your head of hair.
Don’t get me wrong I research and I learn new things all the time. There is so much information out there these days that wasn’t before I would be a fool not to take advantage of it. Someone is always coming up with a new hairstyle or a new way to care for their hair that you would have never thought of on your own.
If you thought there was a big but coming I hate to tell ya you would be right. So here it is plain and simple you have to get to know your hair.
The only way you can do that is by paying attention to how it looks, how it feels, the different changes it goes through. Getting to know your “problem areas.” Problem areas are just sections of hair that require a little extra t.l.c.
My wash day happened to be just the other day. As I was going about my normal routine I noticed something. The middle of my hair seemed a little brittle. Not crazy brittle but enough that I noticed.
I only noticed because I was taking my time. Try looking at wash day as your own personal self hair consultation. If you look at it this way you can be able to pin point changes in your hair. This way when a section requires more attention you’ll be the first to know!
You may even come to find that you have different hair textures, or that your like me and one side of your hair is just a bit more poofy then the other. There for it requires a little extra time with the conditioner. The fix is easy I simply rinse that side out last. Nine times out of ten the solutions are fairly easy.
Earlier I said that the middle of my hair seemed brittle. I took note of that and was able to do something about it. I flipped my hair forward and rinsed out my hair as opposed to rinsing out my conditioner as usual (from the front)which would have dried the middle of my hair out even more.
I also added in a little extra conditioner and oil later on when styling. The only reason I did these things was because, I knew that I had a problem. I was able to play defense and get ahead of it.
Now look at me with head full of moisturised curls. I could have rushed through and not have even noticed that I had a problem. An entire week would have went by without me knowing. The next washday would have rolled around I would be wondering why my center was so hard to manage.
I’m guilty of rushing through wash day. I don’t always take the time to notice what my hair needs. Oh but how much easier it is when we take our time. We can stop problems before they even start. Remember, be happy, be curly, be you, and you will never fail!