My final natural hair journey began June 2007. I love the versatility of natural hair because with a simple technique or tool, I can wear it curly or straight. Recently, my hair needed a trim. Since the Farmer’s Almanac listed April 7 as one of the Best Days to “Cut Hair To Increase Growth” and I decided to take advantage.
It was totally a last minute decision as I started the process on a Sunday night at 11:00 PM! Yikes!
After shampooing and conditioning my natural hair, I sectioned my hair into 4 sections.
- After sectioning my hair with clips, I applied some Sunflower Oil as a heat protectant.
- My blow dryer of choice is The Conair Pro Yellow Bird. It gets my hair dry super fast. The dryer comes with both a concentrator nozzle and a comb attachment. I prefer to use the comb attachment and low heat to blow dry my natural hair super fast.
Shrinkage is NO joke. When wet, my hair shinks down about 50% of its actual length. The Shrinkage Monster is why people are often shocked when a natural hair girl stretches her hair and it becomes a voluminous Diana Ross Lioness Mane!
After blow-drying and trimming my hair, I was not sure how I would style my hair. I decided to twist it into a few twists. If it did not turn out as expected, I could always resort to a ponytail or a puff. Fast forward, the twistout turned out nice for a humid Memphis Monday!