I realise now that i always loved curls, back when i was relaxed i would sit under the dryer in with rollers in my hair for over an hour almost every week. Unfortunately the curls would look bouncy for a day or two and then go limp.
In a bid to switch up my look once in a while i took to youtube to see if i can set my natural hair and i found awesome videos. I figured that one thing ladies in salons here should know how to do so i went to a couple who said “they dont set natural hair” !!???! Its a normal set back, down here some people think if ur hair is natural it means u have to wear it in a fro just cause thats how ‘natural hair is’….(have they seen @4chairchicks page on instagram ? Or our very own @igbocurls and @napillynigetiangirl *side eye ) anywayy, i was glad i found one salon who decided they would give it a try in october 2015 (on my birthday) 😊
In preparation, i washed and deep conditioned my hair, detangled thoroughly and went to the salon. It is advisable to do so coz if you leave detangling to those not accustomed to natural hair, you are sure to have a lot of breakage.
I applied the shea moisture jbco leave in which has heat protection properties and sealed with coconut oil. To set, we used the lottabody setting lotion for natural hair although i think the regular one they use in most salons will also do. I sat uder the dryer for an hour but it wasnt too bad, instagram kept me company. The results:
Comparing the rollerset from 5months ago and now is really inspiring, Growth progress 🎉🎉🎉
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The next day i used a little oil to seperate each section of hair and used a pick to lift the roots.
**update: i did some kinky twists! The details will be up soon. Please follow and subscribe for alerts!