Introducing… my natural hair!
In brief, here’s everything that you need to know about my crown.
How long have you been natural?
I big chopped in July 2014, so I’m now approaching three years of embracing the ‘fro – one of the best decisions I ever made in my life. I’m currently enjoying the journey of growing my hair and seeing where it will take me!
I have what I would describe as type 4, afro-textured hair. If I were being really technical, I’d say that it has multiple personalities – including curl patterns that range from 3C to 4C (if you follow the Andre Walker hair typing system).
My hair is medium coarseness, although this depends a lot on how long it’s been since my hair had a drink i.e. been sprayed with water. Did I mention my hair loves water? Spraying my hair with water is literally a daily requirement. You can find out more about my hair routines here.
Anything protein-based works great on my hair in moderate amounts, hence the conclusion that my hair is medium – high porosity. This is also impacted by the fact that I love dyeing my hair, which makes my need for protein even higher.
Oh, and let’s not forget high density! I usually abandon any idea of getting my hair to lay down, barring the one or two times a year that I straighten my hair. My hair likes to go up and out, so I let it be.