Detangling on a Budget

Hi everyone! I hope summer/winter has been great for you! I apologize for abandoning the hive but it was a much needed break to visit family in Nairobi. I’m back now with lots of fresh new content and a whole new journey to growing this TWA. Speaking of TWA…I have abandoned mine for about two and a half weeks. In typical 4C behavior, I ended up with a matted mess (which looks surprisingly good on camera by the way).

Detangling for me is more about technique than products. You could have the most effective products to work with but if your technique is lacking, your detangling process will be inefficient. Case on point: I only used three products to detangle:

  1. Water (laced with apple cider vinegar)
  2. A conditioner that cost $0.89
  3. Fractionated coconut oil (the one that remains liquid throughout)

4c hair twa

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pH in Natural Hair Care

The pH of products we use in natural hair care play a critical role that could either facilitate or hinder natural hair growth. In order to select products that work well with the hair, it’s important to understand the role that pH plays in product formulation. And even if you are big on DIY hair care like myself,  knowing the final pH of products you make is extremely helpful in determining how your coils will respond and possible corrective measures in case of mistakes.  For those who use commercial products, understanding how pH works when it comes to natural hair will be vital in selecting products that are pH balanced and therefore ideal for hair.

ph strips

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TWA Natural Hair Regimen

I think a TWA deserves the same care as longer length. The TWA is basically setting the stage for what will be strand length in the future and therefore proper care for the TWA should be top priority. For my very dry hair, that means applying strategies that allow my hair to retain as much moisture as possible. Even though products might change, my TWA deep conditioner routine follow these steps:

twa big chop

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