"Pick you afro daddy, because it's flat on one side. If you don't pick your afro, you gonna leave one side high." Erykah Badu
My afro was DRYYYYY ya'll. I mean dryyyyyy. Everything I did, did not change this fact. I was THIS close to slapping a perm on it.
Then I whoosaaahhed.
I had to go back to fundamentals. It is soo important to condition people. I bought some cholesterol conditioner and had to get to work on it.
I love my natural hair but like all thing we love, sometimes I take my curls for granted. I don't condition properly. I don't wrap my hair in the satin scarf. I don't plait my hair to reduce tangles when I know I am not going anywhere for a few days.
I did not get a perm. I just conditioned and moisturized. Here is my hair on a good day:
Freshly washed with Miss Jessie's Babby Buttercreme. Style: 'Fro Hawk
If you are natural, please share your hair care tips in the comments. Thanks.
2 thoughts on “Resuscitating the Afro – Natural Hair Care”
Taula, please please please don’t ever perm again. Stay strong girl :-). I have dry hair as well and you are right conditioner is my best friend even with my locs. I love olive oil and I always sleep with a stain headwrap. I drink lots of water as well. Your fro’ hawk is too cute from what I can see.
I try to be strong but this Texas heat is not my friend. I have to eat better and drinks lots of H2o. You are right about that.