I had been natural all my life until about the end of 2009. I decided that in order to manage my hair it could be an option to texturize my hair just at the roots. The only thing I didn't take in to consideration is that when my hair grows the texturizer will no longer be in the roots! So in that one year I texturized my hair twice so that I could maintain the texturized roots. Towards the end of last year I decided to grow out the texturizer since I began to see my 3c coils come back. I just cant seem to maintain half texturized half natural hair. I won't do a big chop for the meer fact that the hair isn't unhealthy nor is it straight either. I just have 3c hair in the roots and 3a/3b hair on the ends. Any tips or advice?? Giving up just isn't an option.
I separate my hair into 6 sections. Then I detangle and shingle eco styler or kinky curly through watch section. When I diffuse I use medium heat and left the end of my hair to my scalp using the diffuser.
Braidouts/twistouts or serious mega scrunching on the ends with a diffuser.
May I ask what diffusing method do you use? I've never quite gotten the hang of diffusing.
Check out taren916 on youtube. That's how I learned how to diffuse. She's got a tutorial on there. Or just youtube diffusing in general.
But, when my hair was still mildly heat trained towards the ends I would apply more gel to the curly parts to help tame it and make it blend in more with the ends then I would scrunch the ends like crazy and cup them in the diffuser and diffuse for about 20 seconds on each section, working around my head till my hair was dry. If you still have some curl in the texturized ends it should work.
Last edited by blissdrops; 07-24-2011 at 01:23 PM.
You could always do a trim on the chemically altered ends and then protective style so you don't really see your ends until your next trim, and continue doing it that way until your hair is back to its health.
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