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5 Things I’ve Learnt About My Hair This Winter

Before I started my hair journey, I believed a whole bunch of myths on hair. In the last year I have debunked most of them. Now that I’m bad (lol), I will continue to explore and debunk. The myth that I debunked this winter is: if you wear your hair out during the winter, it will break off.

Now a lot of people know that’s not true. The weather may cause your hair to be dry but good hair care practices will prevent that. This ‘experiment’ did help me discover a bunch of things that I didn’t know and here they are…image

5. Better in Protective Styles*

*That’s basically a style that protects your hair from the weather, friction and manipulation in order to reduce breakage.

I just don’t have time to be styling my hair every day. My current favorite protective styles are long term styles like box braids.image

4. Sensititve Edges

I have thin sensitive edges genetically and if I manipulate them too much, they will disappear. If you’re like me, try not to pull your edges too much. Just leave them alone.

3. Heat is my friend

I have low porosity hair (=the ability to retain moisture) so my hair needs help when moisturizing. Since heat opens up the cuticle, I find myself having to use heat in order to have proper and long lasting moisture.image

2. Loves Protein

My hair is relaxed (=chemically straightened) so I know I need more protein. However, this winter my hair wanted protein everytime I washed my hair. I was so afraid of a protein overload but if I didn’t use protein once, my hair started breaking. I reached for my ORS Replenishing Conditioner it is too mild for me but it was all I had.

1. Scalp psoriasis

Thanks to the internet I diagnosed myself with scalp psoriasis (more info in the link above) and I went to the doctor for confirmation. He prescribed a cream for the flakes. My shampoo helped me out too.

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I noticed some of the terms I use aren’t familiar to every one so my next post will provably be basics.

Any facts about your hair?

Thanks for reading!

-Djamila

4 thoughts on “5 Things I’ve Learnt About My Hair This Winter

  1. Interesting post! And yes your thoughts are clear and your posts are concise. Thank you for posting this maybe I will diagnose my scalp with something I find on the internet! I usually trust my hair stylist but you know what…I should trust my research skills too haha. Check out my blog!

    http://itsdollydarling.wordpress.com

    -Dolly

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    1. Thank you so much for the feedback! You should trust your research skills! I haven’t been able to find a stylist I trust yet so I let the internet be my guide haha.

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