Well, summer is here and the humidity is in the air. In the humidity, my natural hair shrinks while my relaxed ends straighten (not a good look!). I first experienced this a couple of weeks ago while at the gorgeous beaches in Cali (not too humid, but of course a lot of moisture in the air from the ocean). Ultimately, this means that the flat twist out, I’ve rocked almost every day since the end of March, no longer works. I end up looking a hot mess.
I can get over my natural hair shrinking (I’m sure I’ll freak out when I am 100% natural), and I don’t really mind the frizz (again, will probably be more of a problem when I am fully natural), but the problem is the straight ends. It turns any twist out to a “did you just roll out of bed?” look.
In Chicago this weekend the temperature got up to the 90s and I wasn’t taking any chances. I did a handful of flat twists (front to back) and wore my handy-dandy “hair net” (not sure what to call them lol). Below is an example since I didn’t take any pics this weekend. I usually leave some hair out up front so it looks like an “intentional style” lol. It’s the most protective style I know how to do.
- Natural Hair Takeover (curlstories.wordpress.com)
- Natural Hair is an Art Form (curllynaptressblog.wordpress.com)
- How to Rock Natural Hair at Work (naturallykeni.com)