I stopped perming a few months after working out when I noticed the lye wasn't keeping my hair straight for even a span of one month. So perming definitely was no longer for me. Nine months later , I did the big chop.
Cutting my remaining permed ends, left me with little hair to deal with and less to worry about when it came to burning fat through exercise. That was then when my hair was short. But now, my hair is a little longer.
I'm still not rushing for combs and literally just got out of the every day condition wash and go syndrome and have lately been trying to stretch out washes to maybe once or twice a week.
Moisture is everything. The less moisturized, the more breakage. The less washing, the less knot balls breaking my hair off. And the more trying things out, the more knowledge I gain about my hair.
Like for instance, I realized last week that sheen is also great for natural styles; twists, twistouts, wash and gos. I learned this at the Circle of Sisters Expo where Barry Fletcher had a display and hair demos.
So, I tried doing some of the things I learned that day for myself. I attempted to do a twist-out and am very pleased. For each parted section, I put grapeseed oil on the scalp and for each section of hair, I dampened it with conditioning spray and then did my twists. I did about 10 twists on the total head.
In the morning, I untwisted and put sheen over my hair. My hair came it nicely moistened, and lasted my bust a groove spinning class today.
How awesome is that! A new style that can withstand workouts. Come to think of it, natural sweat is oil as well. Natural hair rocks.
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