I’m in the process of growing out my hair so for the past few months I have been keeping my styles pretty basic. My hair is natural (meaning I do not use chemical straighteners) and I don’t use heat on it very often. On the rare occasions, I do straighten it; I try to make it last straightish for as long as possible. Whenever I’m running short on time, and I need to quickly style my straight the dimpliest thing to do is pull it up.
You can almost never go wrong styling your hair in a top knot. It’s a quick and easy style that can be done super sleek or left a little fun and messy. I use the TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hair Spray to help keep my hairstyle in place.
It still feels a bit weird to me that I’m at the point in my life that aging is a thought. Ahhhh to be forever young, not sure I would want that but adjusting to aging is still tough at times. I’ve traded daring makeup, late night club hopping, and fast food for comfy pj’s, chamomile tea and wrinkle cream.
There are a few things about aging that I totally expected. I knew my body and skin would change but other than maybe getting a few grays, I wasn’t expecting my hair to change. The changes in my hair have become more noticeable lately and it was time for me to get a handle on it.
As the warmer weather months are rolling in I’m swapping out my flat iron for quicker, easier, lower maintenance styles. The heat and humidity that come with living in the south combined with the level of heat damage I have inflicted on my hair have me embracing simpler styling options. I desperately needed a plan to revitalize damaged hair.
Once I made the decision to put down the flat iron and try to limit the use of heat, the hunt was on for new hair care products. Madam CJ Walker a name very well known in the ethnic hair community now has a line of products available exclusively at Sephora, and they have been my saving grace with getting my hair back on a healthy track.
This year has proven to be one of change for me in many ways. I had to give the year a theme word it would be acceptance. So part one of this acceptance journey is accepting my hair, and all the comes with it. I’m learning how to work with it, style it and be in love with it. The Kinks, the Tangles, the Curls, the Frizz, the Gray, all of it. Although I stopped using chemicals to straighten my hair some years ago, I was still addicted to the flat iron and very rarely wore it in its natural state. After a frustrating trial and error period, I now understand what my hair needs and how to work with it. These days I’m all about keeping it simple. If you are battling with damage from excessive heat styling, you may want to give these products from the Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture line a try.
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