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Black People's Hair ... need advice

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Black People's Hair ... need advice

Yes I am black and have black people's hair... soft hair but still I have ethic hair which I love.

Problem: I watched youtube and learned how to do Bantu knots hair twists and I learned how to moisturize and seal my hair, etc.... I did that last night on clean hair and woke up this morning and was very happy with the results until a few minutes later when I began to sweat due to humidity and doing minor activities and there went my curly hairstyle.

In a matter of moments my roots got all nappy, my hair then shrunk in length and stuff due to the moisture of the sweat and I was so upset. Its like I cant win for losing.

By the way I am natural. I stopped relaxing my hair a while back.

My hair maintains its hairstyle whether natural or flat ironed UNTIL I sweat and its like ugh!!!! will I have to start wearing a headband for the rest of my life now?

its so discouraging and I was wondering how other people do it or handle it?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you :)
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    I can't give experiential advice on this topic! I don't have "black people's hair"! I do have fine flyaway (annoying) hair though, and it improves with regular applications of coconut oil. I see someone else mentioned that here, so I'm just reiterating. I'm a coconut oil fanatic, and will use it for most anything I can think of. Hope you find your "magic potion"!!
    1759 days ago
    I wear my hair very short. I just get it cute off.
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    1765 days ago
  • WALNUT5612
    I stopped trying to fight and make my hair something it 'won't' do. If it is very humid go for the 'big' hair instead of the long hair. The twist-outs are a lot of work and oh-so temporary. If I accept my kinky hair, then the humidity does not bother me a bit.My hair is kinky and I no longer try to seek the 'long and sleek' styles because I am fighting against the wind. I am like Patti LaBelle, I got a 'new attitude' about my kinky hair, so the weather-humidity doesn't bother me anymore. I hope this helps. When I first started looking at the youtube videos, I tried their way instead of finding my 'own way'.
    1765 days ago
  • SUNSHINE5268
    Thank you both soooooooooooo much emoticon for your help and advice :)
    1766 days ago
    Hi sunshine,
    I am also natural I use Ion anti frizz in there straight solutions when I flat iron my hair and I apply a mix of coconut oil and olive oil to seal my hair. On my regular hair I have a spray by one n only argan oil its called spray treatment that it is light I use it on my twist outs and I dont get a lot of frizz or puffy hair. I think any anitfrizz would help if you cant find those brands. Oh and if you use the coconut oil mixture use more olive oil than coconut and mix it real well I put mine in a spray bottle after I melt the coconut oil down. Good luck and hope this helps a lil.

    1766 days ago
    I don't have soft hair. My hair will hold a comb press. But my sister has soft hair and it shrivels up. She does 2 strand twist or she corn rows it. I've seen sisters with soft hair brush it back and then put a head band. The hair then puffs like a afro. If it is long enough they tie it back. I have locks. I've seen you 'good hair' people also have some nice short cuts. For me to have a nice short cut, i gotta put some texturizer in it.
    One of my girl friends with soft hair recommended a product Shea Moisture. I complimented her on her natural do and she told me about the product. She was growing out her perm cos her hair was dropping out. Her hair had a nice healthy look and soft curls - she pulled it back.

    Hey like this weight journey, this hair is trial and error. Locks are really good - no problem at all.
    1766 days ago
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