Frustrated with the worsening state of my chemically straightened hair and desiring a greener life style, in March 2011, I decided to transition to natural hair. As my natural hair grew out, transitioning presented a challenge for me. It was difficult to manage my extremely curly new growth and limp straight ends. So in December 2011, I cut off all my relaxed hair. It was a wonderful moment, as it was the first time in my adult life, that I’d seen my hair in its natural state. It was also terrifying, because I had no idea what to do with my “new” hair.
Thanks to the web, there was so many useful videos and forums to help me on my way. I started off many times on the wrong foot. Trying any piece of advice I saw, thinking there was a natural hair rule book that I had to play by.
A year and a half later, I’m finally starting to “get” my hair. It’s been no walk in the park. I learned very late in the process that my hair basically locks out moisture. It’s low porosity and it’s extremely difficult to moisturize. Thus, I had to throw much of what I’d learned out the window and start fresh.
My research on the web and experimentation, has helped me come up with some natural and simple ways to care for my low porosity hair. This blog will concentrate on caring for low porosity hair. If you have low porosity hair and have questions on caring for your hair or would like to contribute to this blog, please send me a message.
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