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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!