I'm a YouTube fanatic! I love it so much I even started making my own videos. Before I decided to go natural, I discovered tons of videos where ladies would explain what they did for longer, healthier hair. When I noticed how damaged my own hair was, I turned to the internet for an answer. All of these videos kept popping up. Some were about the best flat iron to use, while others showcased hair styles that required little to no heat.
Not knowing where to begin, I used the YouTube search bar to locate videos on growing african american hair longer. I found a video by Saleemah Cartwright, founder of Hydratherma Naturals. It was a picture slideshow of her hair from completely shaved to length down her back! I later found MacherieHair's video (no longer posted)on how she does a silk wrap after doing a rollerset for straight and bouncy hair. This one was a shocker! In the beginning her hair is completely wrapped in saran wrap. Then she starts to comb it out...whooaa! Her hair was long, healthy and full of body. So that was all it took...I was completely hooked. The videos about growing healthy hair led me to where I am today.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Once I decided to go Natural, I considered how long I should go before doing the Big Chop. At only 3 months post relaxer, I was certain that I wanted to grow my natural texture out a lot more before this step. Normally I wore my hair straight but I was beginning to see how damaging all of the heat was. The next best thing was Rollersetting.
It's almost 2 years later and I still rollerset my hair. I didn't realize it then but it's a technique that can also be used on Natural hair. I'm glad that I learned how to do it during my transitioning phase because now it's one of my staple styles.
|My Hood Dryer|
|My Curly Fro|
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Once I finally decided that I was "going natural" and needed to grow out my relaxer, I looked for information on styles that would help with my transition. The last time I applied relaxer to my hair was in July 2008. It was now October and my new growth was coming in thick and wavy. At the time, all I did was wear my hair straight. This was harder and harder to accomplish the more my natural hair grew. I looked to the internet and found tons of videos on how to do different styles while transitioning. I figured why not just start doing my hair as if I were already natural. That way, I would have some idea of what to do when I cut off the relaxed ends.
|Braids with Perm Rods on the ends|
|The "Braid-out" with Satin Scarf Headband|