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Surprised right!!!! Me too! I just knew my hair would do great with the diffused look but it caused more frizz, especially at the top. I watched loads of Youtube videos and tried different techniques I read up on or saw. I even did a video on how I diffuse my hair but guess what….. STILL FRIZZ so it didn’t get uploaded. So after missing two wash days ( I was just lazy judge all you want ) I finally washed my hair. I decided to wash and go and applied a leave in conditioner, Carol’s Daughter Sacred Tiare and Mielle Organics honey & ginger styling gel and went on about my day. As you can see the air dried picture ( to me) looks better than the diffused. My curls came out way more defined and they look moisturized. Also I barley touched my hair and used a hair pick to fluff it. Even though my hair comes out better air dry I’ll probably keep using the diffuser until I figure out a method with less frizz my hair takes all day to dry.
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I am known for always coloring my hair. I mostly stay in the red family but I’ll be changing my color up soon. Anywho, let’s talk about natural hair and color. First things first I don’t dye my own hair. That’s just a personal preference for me. I like to leave certain things to a professional and color is one of them. I’ve done all the experimenting I can to know that coloring is one that I can’t do on my own.
No matter how many times I get my color done my hair stylist ALWAYS consults me about my hair ( follow @mizzdarlisa for all your natural hair needs Facebook and Instagram) and reminds me about the up keep and she always say ” I’m ok with doing color in your hair because I know you will take care of it.” LOL
Here are a few things that I do whenever I have color in my hair
• Deep Condition: When I color my hair I tend to deep condition and hair mask more than anything. When you color your hair your porosity levels are higher, which makes it easier for the hair to dry out. This helps keep the protein/keratin balance to hold moisture.
• Sulfate Free shampoo: Most shampoo’s will strip your hair of moisture which is hard do keep when you have color in your hair. Look for shampoo’s that are color safe and less clarifying
• Detangle: I find it best to detangle in the shower with my wide tooth comb. I part in 4 sections and detangle from there. Detangling helps keep breakage down.
• Trimming: This is something that I am bad at keeping up with, so please make sure you keep them trimmed. Hair color, if not taken care of properly can cause breakage and you’ll have damaged dry hair and bad split ends.
• Moisturize: This is a big one!!! Our natural hair is already naturally dry so adding color makes it excessive. When you have color Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!!!!! As with everything else you do to properly care for color treated hair it helps keep down breakage and split ends and gives your hair shine.
I posted this question on social media. I don’t want to leave the blog world out so ladies how do you feel about this topic?!?!
A perm by any other name is still a perm
So, companies have gotten whiff, more like a nose full, of the conscious natural hair movement. They are peering out at this growing community and trying to figure out how to market their same ol’ products, like perms and crappy shampoos and such, with new names. Perms are now being called texturizers, shampoos and conditioners have the words all natural plastered all over the front larger than the actual product name, and other products have eye-catching words like olive oil, shea butter, and mango extract in the descriptions.
I don’t even know why I would want mango extract, to be honest.
But here is a little secret that I will pass along; it is all the same. Those texturizers are perms. Those natural products are the same crap they were pre-natural movement. And that shampoo, it is not special…
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