We are in the holiday season as well as moving into winter. It can be hard on our bodies with the stress and overeating but it can also be hard on our hair with the dryness and the neglect. None of those issues are really bothering me at the minute. I’m just trying to apologize to my hair for the past six months of overuse of product.
I usually try to give my hair from product at least one day a week. I learned this from a previous post I made, Do you let your curls rest?. If I’m lucky that can be two days, but the past six months with work, school and family I’ve been too busy to even think about it. I started out the summer wearing a hat but that lasted only a couple of weeks so my hair was beat up on by the 100 degrees weather as I spent hours in it. We ended up with bouts of winter and dryness that meant wearing knit hats as well so I wasn’t that nicer in the fall either. Basically from June to November I wasn’t very hair friendly.
Me and my hair somehow survived and while I have some time off from both work and school I find I have some days to just ‘lounge’. It was hard getting used to at first but over the Thanksgiving weekend I pretty much went into a vegetative state and slept, watched Law & Order Episodes and used no product in my hair.
No product. I did co-wash with Shea Moisture Yucca & Baobab Volumizing Conditioner and then finger detailed with Kinky Curly Knot Today and rinsed before applying coconut oil in and I was done!
Sorry for the bad pic but my hair is soft, coily as hell and very happy to be left alone. It has been long overdue so using this time to be nice to my hair and leaving it alone is going to be a regular thing. Shrinkage is worse this way but I ain’t going anywhere so I really don’t care. I feel freer this way.
Learning to take care of your hair is just as important (if not more important) than it looking great. Freeing your hair from products sometimes will help keeping your hair healthy and happy. No gels, no creams, just oils to moisturize and seal my ends. Gotta love those days off.
Take care of your hair Naturals,