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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?!?!
Today I was told that I was someone’s hair crush! That definitely made my day! But at the same time sadness came over me because I have not been keeping up with the blog! Adult life is very demanding plus I’ve had some real hair laziness over here. I go through that a lot when I’m ready for a hair change… Hence the me going back to red hair…. I’ll try a different color one day but red just look so good on me *flips hair*
Now that I have color I have to overcome this laziness because E don’t like damaged hair. I’ve changed up my products, which I actually use less of now. I’ve been sticking to the basics leave in, oil, and using hair butter mostly on the colored hair it needs it the most. I’ll be doing more styling, which means new videos! Yay! Stay tuned!
My natural hair journey is unique because I decided to transition as a method to grow out my natural hair instead of doing the big chop. In other words, I basically stopped receiving a perm because it caused my hair to thin as well as break off.
Many people who went the transitioning route will tell you that there are positives and negatives to transitioning, but I loved it for the most part. I love transitioning because I was able to retain my hair length (I was used to styling my hair long). The main problem with transitioning is that I I had to blend two different hair textures. As a solution to the blending problem, I usually wear my hair in a twist out now. When I am tired of doing twist outs, I alternate between low manipulation buns or I will install crochet braid. In order to get rid of the perm hair, I trimmed my hair every two or three months.
For about two weeks I’d been working on a post about the whole texture discrimination issue. I had a very thorough write up too! If you guys read it you would think I was just angry! Lol I wasn’t I was just giving my opinion.
Welp as you can see I decided not to post it ( I know all that hard work gone ). What I wrote was simply just an opinion that may or may not rub people the wrong way. I decided that I did not want to add more fire to the fuel ( did I say that saying right).
I love how going natural has evolved over the years but I don’t like how it seems to be a popularity contest. Does it really matter whose blog gets the most likes and subscribers?!?! ( a snippet from the write up I didn’t post). Everyone brings there own character and energy in their videos.
I lust over my own hair. Of course you all have beautiful hair too but I love my own just a little more! As I always say your hair is YOUR hair! So what’s all the fuss about?!?!