Curly vs Straight; the best of both worlds

One of the best things about natural hair is having the versatility to wear it curl or straight. I personally wear my hair curly 95% of the time. It’s easy to style and convenient for my lifestyle. Not to mention I’m from Texas….our motto “the bigger the hair, the harder they stare.”

 
 
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I love wearing my hair curly because this style lasts 6-7 days between wash n gos.  That’s less manipulation which equals  less breakage. 

When straightening your hair, you want to make sure you use a thermal protectant to prevent possible heat damage. I’ve straightened my hair three times in 2015. I swear by Shea Moisture Jamacian Black Castor Oil-Strenghten Grow & Restore styling lotion.  After shampooing my hair I mix my Shea Moisture leave in conditioner with the styling lotion. Followed by blow drying and a flat iron on medium heat.  

 Major con about wearing straight, Houston rain, Texas humidity. I have to re press my hair every 3 days in order to keep it straight. I’m not willing to risk heat damage for straight hair. That and I feel like I “blend in” with straight hair. My husband and I went out over the holiday season and people kept asking him where I was…I was standing 20 feet away 😫

So the straight hair didn’t last long…back to my curls……                                                      To ensure my curls came back without worry, I opted to use Shea Moisture Tahitian Noni & Monoi Smooth & Repair Nourishing Hair Masque                                     

 
After shampooing with a sulfate free shampoo, section your hair into manageable sections. Apply to each sections and leave in for 5-30 mins. With a processing cap you can apply low heat. Do not use a steamer with a processing cap because it will add extra moisture to your hair making to too soft. I didn’t take any chances with that. A processing cap and after 20 mins, I rinsed and applied my usual leave in. 

~GritNamedKash

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. TyannaTells says:

    i related to this on so many levels !!!

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    1. kash_harris says:

      It’s a double edged sword 😫

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  2. Your hair look great curly and straight! I love that color! Have you noticed any damage from it?

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    1. kash_harris says:

      Only on the very ends because it had been previously processed. It was less than an once so I just cut it off. I eventually want to lighten the entire top half🙈 I love the color too ☺️

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