Building a Hair Profile
Returning natural was the best thing I ever did. I find out something new every day and I love it. Sometimes it can be really difficult to keep up. I don’t believe our mothers or grandmothers cared about the LOC or LCO method. LOL, again we shouldn’t follow in their footsteps. They gave up on their natural hair, which is probably why we are discussing returning natural right now. Sometimes it seems like you have to know it all, I can be overwhelming. This can make the information you read about hard to digest. Seriously, where is the fun in that? Read this with an open mind, have a cup of tea and join me in the week’s #frotalk episode.
They are four important pillars when building a hair care regimen, these are:
Natural Hair Typing
The natural hair world can seem extremely cult like, say the wrong thing and you’re out the club. LOL. Which is why hair typing can be very controversial. As opposed to using it as a way to educate, people ended up using it as a way to separate each other. You all know the good hair, bad hair talks.
That’s not what we here for though, we are here to educate and inspire. I strongly believe hair typing is an important part of building a natural hair profile. hair typing tells you sort of what to expect from your hair and let’s not get it twisted. No matter how dry your hair is as a 3 type hair queen you can’t possibly have hair as dry as mine.
Hair typing is a classification of hair by its curl pattern or definition. They are 4 categories which all have subcategories. If you would like to read more on hair typing, I have just the article for you (Typing 101).
The texture of hair is determined by the thickness of your hair strand or its circumference or the condition of the cuticle. Hair width refers to the thickness of individual strands of hair and can range from fine to coarse. Knowing your hair width can help you maintain the length and health of your hair.
Porosity refers to how easily your hair is able to absorb and hold moisture. Knowing your hair porosity will help you choose the right products to keep your hair moisturised, strong and shiny. do you ever read blog posts and watch youtube videos and all they keep going on about is coconut oil. People will talk about all these products and how they work so well yet they don’t work the same for you? Well here is why, how you moisturise your natural hair should be guided by your hair’s porosity. This is a very important step in building a hair care routine. You know exactly what your hair needs and how often you’ll need it.
Density refers to how closely individual strands of hair are packed together on your scalp. It ranges from low to high. Knowing your hair density will help you choose the right products and styles to maintain your hair’s volume. Learn to love your hair the way it is. Learn how to make your curls pop without wanting them to loo like anyone else’s. The styles we share are meant to be a guideline, rock your hair your way.
These are brief descriptions of the 4 pillars. If you would like to find out more about your natural 4type hair, feel free to watch my video on hair typing, texture, porosity and density. Please, subscribe to my channel so you can don’t miss a beat. This beginners guide is going to be lit and so are the discussions.