In preparation for wearing a hat on Mother’s Day (in honor of a special request, not my choice), I went to a Dominican Salon for a blow out. The pics give a timeline—hair texture pre-blowout in the upper left (notice some frizz and a moderately defined curl), the blowout (upper right), and wet noodle (bottom pic, my hair today)
Yesterday, I decided it was time to wash out my hair and to bring back my curls. I missed them so—straight hair is not for me at all. Since my hair was already straight and easy to section, I decided to gone ahead and throw some henna in as well before washing it.
WHAT A MISTAKE!! My hair is limp. My characteristic curly fro is no more. Some people would love this—I know—but I have learned to really embrace my hair just the way it grows from my scalp (and encourage others to do the same). While I prefer this look to the straight hair, I now have strands and ends that aren’t curling at all. I’m hoping a few washes and a bit more time to be back to my normal joyous frizzy bliss…until then meh. I’m not sure if this is just because of the blowout OR because I hennaed it while it was straight—any advice/ideas are welcomed as I would like to know how to avoid this hair texture shift shenanigan in the future.
I used Dark n Lovely Au Natural Curl Defining Glaze today because it was quite evident that my normal gel would be too heavy in my efforts to maintain the curl and not go all Ernie (i.e. Sesame Street) on folks. Usually I use the curl glaze when I want my fro to be moisturized and free with a curl that is less defined (BIG FUN FRO!). Today I used it because gel would have me looking like a wet dog in these streets and that is not hot.
If my hair were long enough, I’d just pull it back or up in some sort of a bun and be done with it…for now I’m just stuck with this limp-looking-like-a-white-perm situation. If I’ve learned nothing else about hair, i”ve learned that it will grow and that scissors can solve any problem if all else fails :-)
Until next time…Stay Pretty
OH!! I also need to clarify that pic1 is old. my hair has grown a lot since then, so the straightening and henna DID NOT lengthen my hair to that extent nor did it give that much “hang time”.. Just made everything go limp :-(