My brothers and I were going to see Takers, the movie. I did not want my scraggly permed ends looking so splity in public so I decided a cut would do me well after taking out my second set of cornrows. This transition style came out pretty decent.
A couple of days ago I took my braids out because I was afraid that my hair would loc-up on me. After having Senegalese twists for a little short of two months, my new growth was a little more than an inch and was starting to wrap and wind around itself create knots. Out of fear, I quickly took my hair down a few weeks short of when I had originally planned. After my mom and I took my hair down, I rubbed coconut oil in my hair and tried to smooth the knots out before I succumbed to drowsiness and gave in. Looking like ‘Cellie’ or ‘Nettie’ in the sunflower field, I decided to go to the shop the next day to get my hair detangled and deep conditioned.
Kudos to ‘Mr. Long hair don’t care,’ singer Lloyd who decided after 10 years of growing out his hair to cut his locks for charity. I am always impressed by those that are down for a cause and give back. Continue reading
Here are helpful hints in how to wash and minimize tangles in coily hair by Chicoro. Simple 4 steps…
- Detangle and section your dry hair with your fingers. If your hair is covered in gel, hair spray or is gummy from some other product, rinse your hair first to remove the top layer of product. The goal is to separate the hair in sections. Section your hair into 4-8 braids or twists. No combing or brushing.
- Cleanse your hair. Dilute your shampoo or your soap in ½ cup of very warm water. Stir it around, pour over your head and rinse your hair. Squeeze your braids and or twists, and work the soapy water through the hair. Repeat until the suds run clean. No combing or brushing.
- Condition your hair. Rinse the braids or twists with clean warm water. Place your conditioner directly on the braids. Unloosen each braid, rake the conditioner through it with your hands. Now use a wide tooth comb to detangle the first braid or twist, with the conditioner on it. Re-braid loosely.
- Moisturize your hair. Rinse the conditioner from all the braids. Undo the detangled first braid. Add your leave in product. Work in the product. Style as usual.
Hope this helps!