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This past weekend I was able to go and get my hair loc'd for my monthly wash and re-twist. There is nothing like going in and getting my hair and scalp massaged and reinvigorated. I love my monthly hair update and I love getting my strands re-twisted to look brand new and fresh. It has been 4 months now since I re-started my loc's and I will say it has been the best thing that I have done in a long time for my hair.

I will never go back again to loose natural hair at least not at the moment.  😉

 

 

 

 

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” I have a 4b hair texture and I hate It!”….

 

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This is one of the comments  I got this week, which was pretty much telling me that she hates having a 4b hair texture. Mainly because she has not been able to master her texture and get it under control with no frizz.  She works a lot and needs to have her hair groomed on  a daily basis.  We all know that yes, having a type 4 hair texture can be a bit much to deal with if you have not learned your hair type  and more so if your like me and I am not good with styles and can hardly braid.   I highly recommend that everyone read If You Love It , It Will Grow!  to get to know your hair type and what you can do to remedy the problems.

 

I would love to know what you think and if you have any ideas that would help her out in the comments below?


 

 

I have 4b hair texture and I have to honestly say I hate it.  I have tried many different products and recipes that just don’t work for my hair. Twist outs turn out frizzy no matter what I use. My ends are the driest and most difficult part of my hair. Conditioners do not penetrate my hair. Instead they just sit on top of my hair. After conditioning I have add some kind of moisturizer my hair throughout the week (glycerin and water helps a bit especially in humid weather). I have lost more hair in the past year and a half of transitioning compared to being relaxed. After cutting off the relaxed hair in May 2014 I thought outer would get easier but not at all. I don’t know how to braid was I can barely do twist outs. In addition I cannot wear a wild agro to work every day. Although I am low maintenance when it comes to hair, I do want to change my hair styles. I have tried the current look by using perm rods. Disaster washed a frizzy mess. Everyone suggests says you just have to find the products that work.

Arghhhh!!! Nothing Works!!!

I just end up frustrated and disappointed every time. I don’t like wearing braided extensions because I don’t like the tugging and pulling or soreness afterwards. They are too bulky washed they get in the way. I don’t want to wear weave either. Also i have to deal with family asking me why I have my hair like this and when am I going to make it look decent. I keep trying and trying to no avail. I can’t do this anymore. Nothing works for me. I have to go back to a relaxed….unfortunately. I just can’t make this work. I just want my hair to be the way it was before. Hmmmm…Cream of Nature or Mizani…either of those sounds good to me.

 

 

This Is What I responded with…. . I hope this helps. 


 

I'm sorry you feel that way Alexia, I struggled for a long time too, more so because I'm a really laid back person and I cannot braid or really ever get a great twist out. Because let’s face it, 4c hair is really tightly coiled and will always have some sort of frizz to it.

The one thing I have found to combat it  is to watch the Ph levels of the products I use, not to go over 7. Since that would be way to high and damaging on the hair.

I use leaves in with a mixture of aloe Vera juice and pre-poo with oils overnight for more shine and protection against shedding. I only finger detangle now and use the steamer at least once a week. Sometimes even in protective styles.

Have you ever considered locking your hair for a while?

I don't use perm rods either since I am not one for doing extravagant styles. Try to make sure you are not using products with sulfates, these can build up on the hair and not let the conditioners do their job. I have found that Mud based shampoos like Tercentennials do very well on type 4 hair and even on mine followed by an apple cider vinegar rinse, leave in with aloe juice and oil and then a sealant of castor oil or jojoba oil.

I try to let my hair dry naturally by putting it in protective styles for a week. While re-twisting some about every two days and spritzing with Alikay natural lemongrass leave in.

Than after about two days I seal again withShea moisture or Jane Carters Nourish and Shine. The main thing is to leave the hair alone. Our hair does not like a lot of manipulation. Wash, Clarify, Condition, Seal…..Let it be. I hope this helps.

 

 

 




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Hello, my beautiful ones, I basically wanted to post and let you know that I have made a new video on my updated hair regimen.  As my hair gets longer, I have come to realization that I love trying new products.   Especially all natural products at that.

What I have discovered is that my hair type tends to love the same basic simple ingredients.Such as honey, aloe Vera,  natural oils, butters, cream and oil based shampoos.  When I use products that tend to have at least most or all of these ingredients my hair does really well.  So when I do decide to purchase products to try out on my hair, I always go for the ones that have these essentials right at the op of the list.

Part one of the video will explain in more detail for you.

 

Products listed include:

Giovanni Direct Leave In – Absolute Fave for a leave in,  I have yet to find a better one.

Griffin Remedy Shampoo.

Curl Junkies Deep Fix

Terresentials Product Line

Honey and Sage Deep Conditioner – Alikay Naturals

Oyin Handmade Hemp and Honey Conditioner

Jane Carter Nourish and Shine.

 




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Recently, I have been having a lot of fun experimenting with my hair. Having a 4b, 4c hair texture to some people can be a blessing or a curse. Although I see it as more of a blessing that has been given to me. The longer my hair has gotten the more I am really enjoying doing my hair. When my hair was in its relaxed state. I never did my hair, in fact I never liked hair period.

I was that one girl that went to the salon, but only for a wash and roller set. No real styles because I was clueless how to keep and maintain the look. So I just stuck to the usual pull my hair back in a bun mode. Don't even ask me about trying to curl my hair because that is something that was not even in my vocabulary.

After, I had a childhood friend who tried to curl my bangs one day before middle school, however instead of curling she ended burning the whole top part of my forehead. Leaving behind a huge a black mark which took years to go away.

In the ended, leaving me scolded with a childhood memory of hating the smelly relaxers, burning pressing combs and hair crackling curling irons

Now that I am older, and loving my natural hair texture all the more. Being able to do styles that I never thought my hair would do is actually becoming quite fun!

I am really enjoying my hair!

Having a coily, not so curly hair texture is not the end all to your natural hair journey in fact it is only the beginning.

I ended up doing this Up do last night on my hair.

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It is chunky twist out on dry hair of about 10 to 18 twist depending on how thick your hair is.

I don't know why that bobby pin was sticking out, I had forgot to push it back up….

The products I put on my hair the day before was a my mixture of Shea butter, argon oil, coconut oil, and jojoba oil.

 

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All I did was pull the twists back in to sections and pinned them up with black bobby pins in the back.

There you go.

A classic look with a simple touch.

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P.S. I would love to know what you think about it.