Stop the presses

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

So I was talking to my natural hair stylist yesterday and told her I was ready to grow my hair out, yanno take it to the next level, like Leela James next level and I really am interested in some protective styles but my issue is having my thick, dense hair straightened first then trimmed so all my hair will be extremely healthy and even- Id be a fool to have a trim while its curly.. I havent had it pressed since December 2009 thus no trim since then either (naturalistas are dropping jars of shea butter all around at the thought of that right now). I have a pet peeve about people who do my hair who talk about my hair while they are doing it. I dont need someone telling me how thick my hair is and them not realizing how much hair I have while they are doing it. Like seriously I know how much hair I have I deal with it EVERYDAY! So now I have to decide on which referral I am going to accept to press my hair. I swear I will lose it in the chair if she rambles on about my daggone hair!!!

And how am I suppose to work out with a press??? Any suggestions???
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  • PUNZIE73
    I wish I had answers for you. I had to comment on your new picture to say you look gorgeous and happy! As for the hair thing...I can COMPLETELY identify with you! My hair is super thick and it holds moisture! I've tried wrapping it for my workouts but I always just end of having to wash it. I just wash it at night and pull mine back in a ponytail and blow dry the ends in the morning! Since I got my hair cut it's hard to "camouflage" my fuzzy roots...I wear lots of bandanas!
    2445 days ago
    I dont really want the relaxed look, I just want my ends trimmed. I gave up the synthetic silky look 6 years ago. What are some other options to straightening it to have it trimmed besides a pressing comb that doesnt involve any type of chemical application?
    2515 days ago
    They have temporary straighting treatments that will still allow u to work out without your hair reverting back to its natural state instantly....u use a special flat iron NO PRESSING COMB!!! U r still able to rock natursl styles when u want but also give that relaxed look when u want....IM LICENSED COSMETOLOGIST IN THE STATE OV MD
    2516 days ago
  • AYCEE79
    I can't wait to read about the tips you get from others. I'm in the beginning stages of going natural--growing out the relaxer for about 9 months now. My best friend has beautiful natural hair. She has her hair pressed about every 2 weeks. Lately, she has been using using a gel intended for locks, unsure of the brand, to keep her hair smooth. Good luck and Platinum755 seems to have advice that both of us can use. If there were an emoticon of a fab fro Id put it here such luck:) Take care emoticon
    2516 days ago
    I haven't had my hair hot combed in years, but the resulting issues are the same, the extra excess moisture reverts the hair back faster. I usually put my hair up in a ponytail...well actually, several ponytails so that I increase the amount of scalp exposed to the air for quicker drying and keep the hair out the excessive sweat while working out. After tieing the hair up, I twist then tuck the hair in the ties. Wear an absorbent sweatband to help pull the sweat away from the hair around the hairline. Addng a little moisturizing oil to the hairline before putting the sweatband helps too. Let the hair dry before removing the ponytail ties.

    Hope this helps!
    2516 days ago
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