Guarding Your Natural Hair Against Humidity

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Hola Chicas,

It's Thursday which means we've officially taken over Essence for the day!

¡Viva la RevoluciĆ³n!

Check out my latest installment, where I share tips for beating the humidity. Head over there, check it out, 'like it', share it and comment! Also, leave questions of your own for the next article!

Thanks divas!

Later Gators,
Nik


What do you do on humid days?

7 Weigh in!:
Jax said...

Nikki,

For the last 8 months or so, I've been struggling to keep my hair smooth and frizz free as I often wear it pulled back into a banana clip. I tried everything, and since I am a mixtress at heart, I made an unpetroleum pomade using beeswax, shea and cocoa butters,etc - this helped marginally, as does coconut oil smoothed over my hair like a glosser.

About a week ago, I remembered that I had a stash of almond oil, and am happy to report that I now have a solution for smooth, hair which is partially slicked back into a banana clip pony: (drum roll, please!!) a mixture of coconut oil AND almond oil and grapefruit seed extract in roughly equal parts. I smooth a small quantity of Kinky curly curl custard which is the business, and over that, a lightly applied dime sized amount of my triple oil mixture...hair stays smooth and frizz free. I would love to know if anyone else finds this helpful.

CURLYNIKKI said...

@ Jax, awesome! I've actually heard of the frizz fighting properties of coconut oil... maybe it's its ability to help your strands retain protein... which means less gaps, which means you're more fortified? No matter what, that would be an awesome and organic way to fight the weather!

Kinsmankid said...

I like yourq advice, "Don't Fight Nature." So what if her twist-out turn into an afro. I can't believe she is going all the way to the Bahamas and not take advantage of the Atlantic ocean and swimming pools. Her hair is going to get wet at some point. She shouldn't stress about her hair. Just have fun!

Anonymous said...

Um, if you have afro textured hair, why fight it? That's your hair after all. So odd that she's ashamed to let her hair be. I'd say her priorities should be keeping it clean and healthy. But going to a country full of black people and being upset that your fro is going to show is kind of special.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with the "why fight it" people. I live in the Virgin Islands and humidity is a fact of life. I went natural so that I can let my hair just do what it do and I love it!

Anonymous said...

I avoid glycerin and other humectants or try to make sure it's not a main ingredient and do more WnG's.

sammiegotsoul said...

FIRSTLY congratulations, again, you are soo successful !

On humid days i just prepare for the inevitable. really my hair doesnt get that bad though, ( 4b hair) its allways in twists

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