Styling your hair is one part product and one part technique. People often ask me what products I use and how I get my hair the way it is. The truth is, you can have the best products in the world, but without technique, your hair won't look any different.
This weekend my aunt and cousin were convinced that I was wearing a wig. They assumed that since my afro doubled in size that it must be fake. To ease their skepticism, I had to do the "run my fingers through my hair so you know it's real" gesture. Lol. They really couldn't understand how my hair looked so different from the way it looked the day before.
Understanding technique and using the right products can keep your natural hair admirers guessing and make your journey more versatile.
For instance, when I want my hair to be big and curly (pictured on the right), I style on blow dried hair using a styling butter. The heat creates the fluff and the styling butter adds moisture, without being as "wet" as an elixir or gel. Usually butters don't provide hold, so when I take my twists down my hair is fluffy with a looser curl.
If I want my hair to have a really tight curl (pictured on the left), I set my twists on wet hair with a product that provides hold. Because of shrinkage and product hold, my curls are close together and appear more defined.
These are just two styling techniques I use to switch up my hair. Of course there are other things to consider, like the way you twist, including size and method, but I'll discuss those in a later post.
Until next time