I straightened my hair after three years and washed it yesterday.
Did my curls bounce back or was there heat damage?
(*cues dramatic music* Don Don Donnnnnnnnnnnn!)
Keep reading to find out!
Hi! So I planned to release this blog a couple of weeks ago but it took me FOREVER to get around to washing my hair.
Yes, I have been busy, however, I realized that I was also afraid to see what truth washing my hair would reveal. Will my curl pattern bounce back or will I find straggly pieces with heat damage like I did last time?
Fear will keep you from doing a lot, but I’m so glad I have a supportive village around me that pushes me to go forth looking for a positive outcome.
So here we are, the day after I’ve washed my hair and…..NO HEAT DAMAGE! (Praise break!)
I was sooo happy! I automatically started thanking God!
Wanna know how I kept my hair straightened for more than a month AND never applied heat to it after the initial press? I’d love to share.
1: Heatless styling methods.
I recently released a blog that I will tag here (www.theabnormallife.com/hair--beauty/5-heatless-ways-to-style-natural-hair) sharing 5 heatless ways to style your hair. Throughout the duration of my silk press, I used flexi rods, I occasionally wrapped my hair, but most of all, I used satin wrapped sponge rollers.
2: Hair protection during sleep and shower.
As a black woman, I will always do my best to protect my hair at night. Whether I’m sleeping on my satin pillow or securing my hair with the proper scarf or bonnet, I am not closing my eyes until the mane is protected ok!
I also made sure that all areas of my hair were protected while taking a shower. Wash your ears outside of the shower so you can control the water and not drench your edges with water.
3: Keep hair secured during workouts.
Exercising is a big part of my life and no hairstyle is keeping me away from maintaining my great health.
I made sure my hair was secured with the proper scarf/bonnet/hat/headwrap, and kept a towel next to me to wipe around my edges through my workout.
Those are three major things I did throughout wearing my silk press.
I really enjoyed having my hair straightened. It was a nice change for me and I look forward to having that experience again in the future. However, I am elated to have Maggie (my hair) back in full and voluminous effect!!!
Have fun with your hair! If you have any questions, leave them in the comments! Until next time.