So… When my hair was short I didn’t really need to work on having defined hair. Let me preface this by saying I’m not a “defined hair” type of chick to begin with. I mean I appreciate a lush, perfectly placed twistout or braid out. But I’m more of a “crazy hair” girl. So, anyway, when my hair was short, it worked. I just added product to it and was out the door. As it got longer I experimented with protective styles, but found that — because of the fineness of my hair — they weren’t for me. Now I just keep my hair out and let it do it’s thing. BUT the longer it gets the less “letting it do its thing” is working for me.
My hair isn’t super long. About 8 inches all around with a lot of shrinkage. Sometimes when I let it do it’s thing, it looks magnificent. Other days it just looks disheveled and mis-shapen. I typically put it into 6 braids every night, slap on a little butter and a satin cap, and fluff and go in the morning. But now I’ve been noticing more bad hair days.
I think the issue is the fact that — like most naturals — I have multiple curl patters and my hair grows unevenly around my head. My left side grows slower than my right. And all of this inconsistency can make for a crazy looking head of hair.
So now I’m considering taking the plunge into “neat hair land” by curling my braids on rollers. But before I do, I wanted to hear from your readers. How many of them rock “neat, contained” styles, and how many just let it go free? And why does that choice work for them? Hearing a bit about the styling regimen would help too 🙂
Interesting! Alright ladies, let us know 🙂