Posted by HMH BloggerBy Patience Muia Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic and beauty is a lease from nature, but natural hair is my definition of beauty. Whenever I see un-relaxed hair I just can’t resist starring at it in admiration. I don’t know why or how but I just find it hard to keep my eyes off natural hair.I have to say that the reason we make excuses about natural hair is simply because we choose to be afraid and think that our natural hair is un attractive. Living in a society where straight hair is seen as more beautiful than kinky hair, we are not to blame but it is all a very wrong perception. There are people who in the day of today who still consider natural hair as un acceptable in the society. One man’s food is another man’s poison.
Natural hair is often termed as unkempt, unprofessional, ugly and so much more. But worry less for the world is changing really fast. So many women are opting togo natural standing strong against all the odds and making the choice to transform from relaxers, weaves and processed hair to being a natural beauty. Alarge part of the society now hire natural haired professionals along side others.
Natural hair is a journey of confidence and setting one’s own standards. As long as you know that you are beautiful and you are confident about your natural hair it should not worry you much about what others think about your natural hair. Beauty comes from within.Why go for natural hair;
· No more relaxers so I don’t have to fear that I will get scalp burns while processing my hair.· Relaxed hair thins out as it grows unlike natural hair that can be pinned into a curly ponyt ail.· Natural hair grows uniformly unlike relaxed hair that gets two textures as it grows. With natural hair you can embrace growth and not fear growth like the case with relaxed hair.· Natural hair guarantees long healthy hair because it protects the ends of your hair unlike the relaxed hair that thins out as it grows.· With natural hair you are free from dry scalp because you explore a wide range of products and wear new styles any time as desired.· Natural hair salons costs significantly less cash and time. It gives you freedom from salons unlike the case with relaxed hair where you visit the salon every two weeks.Natural hair is beautiful and you are beautiful too. Do not allow yourself to be easily deceived. It is the right choice, it is the way to go with no regrets.
Posted by HMH BloggerBy Patience MuiaLet me begin by telling you that there is nothing wrong with having thick hair. Actually to some extent it is a blessing rather than a pain. You should be proud of it because I am sure with thin hair it would be more of a problem than a complain.I know thick hair could be hard to manage if you do not know how to handle it properly. You should be happy because thick hair can sustain damage unlike thin hair. You can try taming your hair with twists, braids and more versatile styles. Although thick hair takes a lot of time and energy while detangling, drying and styling, everyone will admit that a thick afro bush looks pretty good.Hereare some tips to help you manage your thick hair;Keep your hair hydratedThis plays a great role in making your hair look better and elastic. Try cleaning your hair with a sulphate free conditioner.
Keep your hair stretched
This prevents your hair from coiling on itself so much hence minimising breakage during detangling. It also seals moisture from roots to ends. At night pin your hair in loose Bantu knots and cover it with a silk head scarf.Use quality products
Ingredients play a great role. Natural oils fortify hair and protect it from heat. The more natural you keep your oils oils, shampoos and conditioners, the better.Hair cutDon’t assume this. You will not regret getting a hair cut because it shapes your hair to look better and less thick.A natural hair advisorCall her a natural hair big sister or whatever but she should be someone with hair similar to yours and whose hair you really admire or you really think is well kept. Ask them how they take care of their natural hair or how they manage to keep their hair beautiful.
Posted by HMH BloggerBy Patience MuiaI know that hair that is too kinky could be a bother but there is something that you can do to correct the situation. If you have not given it a try yet, using castor oil, olive oil and coconut oils can save the situation a big deal! Combine these three products with Shea butter too as it is also so natural.
Try drying your hair on a lower heat setting. Too much heat can cause the most damage to your hair. Make sure that when drying your hair, you hold the dryer about 8 inches away from your head if possible. You could try using a round barrel brush on your hair while drying it as well. Do this by taking a small section of your hair and placing the brush against where your hair meets your scalp and running the blow-dryer along the other side of your brush (so that your hair is between the blow-dryer and your brush).Lastly, if you are willing to spend a lot of money, a new Paul Mitchell straightener is the best way to go if you want your hair to be pretty much perfectly straight. It is very costly. If you know anyone who has access to a salon store (i.e.your haird resser) who could maybe get the straightener for you at a discount price, try that first. This specific straightener is usually $150, but I got mine for about $90 since my mom is friends with a hair stylist running her own business.
When using any kind of straightening spray, hold the bottle upright away from your sectioned piece of hair about 4 inches and spray a light mist. Set the bottle down and straighten the section of the hair from root to tip.Give these tips a try and see what changes will come along with them.