Wet Hair w/ Leave-in Conditioner
*NOTE: If you haven't seen my most recent YouTube video, then I would suggest watching that video first and then coming back to this article for a better understanding.
My hair is healthy. But let's be honest, it could be healthier. I think we all can admit our hair could be healthier than it currently is. Certain habits and choices we make daily for our hair will be dependent on two things: 1) Looks and 2) Health. There are things you will do to your hair solely on how cute you think it is, and there are things that you do to protect your hair and nourish it.
With all the recent trendy Instagram hairstyles out there right now, I feel like my hands have been in my head more than it has been in YEARS and I think my hair is suffering from it.
If you don't know, my hair is CURLY, FINE, & LOW POROSITY.
My hair doesn't like a lot of manipulation and if you're been following for a while then you know I am VERY simple with my hair. I started trying to compete with all these styles on Instagram and I felt like I could literally SEE the setback on my hair coming if I continued down that path.
So I decided I'm going back into hair journey mode. For me, my hair journey modes are when I am 100% dedicated to my hair's health over everything else. There were days I would sacrifice having a cute hair day just because I knew I needed to protective style (while I was transitioning).
So here's what I will be doing during my Hair Journey:
1. Finger Detangling ONLY - My hair always does so much better when I finger detangle. I have way less shedding over time and my curls clump SO much better.
2. Deep Conditioning Twice A Week - One will be a moisturizing deep condition and the second will be more strength focused.
3. Low Manipulation Styles - I don't really consider myself a "protective styler" but I do go through my periods where I just want my hands completely off of my natural hair. During these times I will wear buns, drawstring ponytails, and wigs. But most days a wash and go is a low manipulation style for me. I do my wash and go and I don't have to do anything else to my hair until my next wash day. I grew my hair to WL wearing 90% wash and gos.
4. Slight Increase in Trims - More Search and Destroy - I'm going to be focusing more on maintaining the health of my ends. This will include "search and destroy" sessions once every 2 weeks and a trim 2x per year instead of one.