The kinks and coils are back! My straight lasted a week but I had to dig deep to stop myself from jumping in the shower and throwing conditioner in my hair after day 3. I enjoyed wearing my hair straight but I missed my little coily babies.
REVERTING MY STRAIGHT HAIR
To bring them back + give my hair some much-needed moisture, I misted my hair with plain old water and applied Thank God It’s Natural Honey Miracle Hair Mask, smoothing it into my hair repeatedly.
After about 5 minutes, I breathed a sigh of relief at the sight of my hair reverting. After applying deep conditioner in my hair, I wrapped my hair up in a plastic bag (I ran out of plastic processing caps and plastic shopping bags always come through in a pinch) and used my Gold N’ Hot conditioning (1 hour) to help the conditioner penetrated into my hair more effectively.
After giving my hair some moisture love I co-washed with Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Cleansing CoWash, then squeezed excess water from my hair with my hands, applied leave-ins: Thank God It’s Natural Green Tea Super Moist Leave-In Conditioner + SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curling Gel Souffle . . . and then I let my hair free.
HEY KINKS, HEY COILS
The first time I set my hair free to shrink up to its hearts content I wasn’t excited about the results. It was only a couple of months after I’d cut off the last of my relaxed ends and I was still in the “acceptance” stage. Seeing my textures for the first time made me feel so overwhelmed because I didn’t know what do it with it. I just didn’t appreciate it. I couldn’t. It was still new to me. But now? I’m over the Moon, Mars, and Jupiter with glee ?
Letting my hair do its thing helped reassure me that my hair reverted completely with no heat damage but reminded me that my patterns are far from uniform, especially “no curl zone” in the front between my edges. The hair there (and the hair at the top of my head) doesn’t coil or curl like the rest of my hair . . . and that’s okay!
I dunno when I’ll next straighten my hair so I’ll be playing with these little babies until the urge to pick my flat iron strikes again.