On Sunday February 19, I had the opportunity to present my book Bad Hair Uprooted at Nicholas Brooklyn, a cozy Black owned store on Fulton street that sells natural health, wellness and artsy products, supporting many small businesses in the community.
Two words: protective styling.
Naturally Curly writer Senora Harris explains protective styling keeps the ends tucked away as a means to combat split ends. Protective natural hair styles include twists, Bantu knots and braids. Senora mentioned that constant combing and handling of tightly coiled hair can cause breakage. Ladies with tightly coiled hair types achieve long hair growth by utilizing protective styling.
Today is 11/4/09. I am doing a personal challenge of trying to grow my aunaturale! The crown section of my head is the shortest (heriditary). So I am going to try to keep it twisted for 6 days at a time. On the 7th day, I’m going to wear it out during the day, do my amla/maka/dc treatment in the evening and retwist. I hope this works. It seems that every fotki, site, blog I visit about natural hair, everyone elses hair is growing like 2 inches a minute!! But I’m not going to give up. Hopefully this summer I’ll be rocking my very own BAA!!!!!!
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I want to know is it best to just do a big chop when there is 3-4 inches of new growth hair on your head or to chop as you go? For me my hair is shoulder length and I think for me doing the big chop a few months from now will probably cause me to have a meltdown. I think chopping it off slowly would work best for me. What do you think? At this point I do not want braids, weaves, or wigs. I just want to nurture my hair. Thanks for your opinion.