Going natural really gives one the opportunity to learn different things about her hair. One of the things that I’ve learned about my hair throughout this journey is that in the crown section of my hair, the ends are almost completely straight. Whenever I visit any natural hair salon they ask me, “when was the last time that I texturized my hair?” My answer is always, “somewhere around 1999″, and that’s no exaggeration. The stylist usually makes a face, and suggests that something has to be in my hair, to make the ends go straight like they do when wet.
The other day, an older women stopped me in the bank and asked me, “what type of curl kit (meaning a Jheri Curl Kit) do I use?” She also gave me a suspect look when I told her that my hair is chemical free, and that I just use a little curl defining product to achieve the curly look.
Now, I don’t blame those who assume that my hair is chemically treated because everyone is not well educated in the various textures that natural comes in. You live and you learn, I’m just glad that I could be one to enlighten a fellow potential naturalista in need.
My major concern is how I can get my straight ends to cooperate with the rest of the curls and coils in my hair? I tend to miss out on many of the cute twist-out and flat twist styles because I end up with straight hair. I also end up with knots on the ends of my hair if I attempt to keep two strand twists in for longer than over night. I can honestly say that I have given up on twist-out styles for the most part, only wearing twists at night for bed.
I often wonder if my hair would hold any type of twist-out style if it were longer? I guess I will find that out when I get there. In the meantime, I’ll just keep working my straight ends into wash-n-goes, and accept the reality that my hairstyles are only going to be a one day deal. At the end of the the day, it is what it is. I accept my straight, wavy, curly, coily hair the way it is.
Do any of you ladies have an issue with straights ends on your natural curls?