Let's Chat: Do You Understand Your Hair?Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I ask this because often times, our hair is in protective styles i.e. buns, wigs, weave, braids etc. day in and day out at an attempt to retain length and keep the hair healthy.
However, constant protective styling (without some freedom occasionally) can rob us of knowing our hair because we never truly give ourselves a chance to understand the characteristics of our hair.
Not knowing our hair = no connection to our hair = greater chance of a setback!
Look at it like this, if your hair is tucked away - all the time- how will you ever know when it's dry? when it needs protein? if it's moisturized enough? if a product truly works? how to manage it when it's down/straight? etc.
I believe that one should protective style throughout their hair journey, however, one should also learn to enjoy their hair as much as they can i.e. wearing it down occasionally, try different low manipulation styles, or straighten it ever so often etc. in order to learn how it behaves outside of the predictable "protective styling environment". Learning our hair in this manner could potentially lead to a greater understanding. Just a thought.
Remember, no one knows your hair better than you!
So, do you know your hair?
Let me know your thoughts...