Good Evening! Happy Evening! I hope that each of you are doing well. I wanted to do a quick blog post to answer a few questions about Afro-Textured hair. As a blogger, I enjoy blogging about a wide range of topics, but books and writing are my favorite.
I was asked, “What makes Afro-Textured hair so different?” The # 1 answer to that question is our curl pattern. The tighter the curl pattern, the kinkier and drier the hair is. The looser the curl pattern, the less kinkier and drier it is. Not only that, unlike all other races, our scalp doesn’t produce any oil which is why we have to oil or grease our scalp. Most of the time, I use oil instead of grease because I have multiple textures of hair.
Since I have kinky, curly, wavy and straight hair, I have to use products that will balance each texture. My hair thrives on jojoba oil, shea, mango, soy and cocoa butter. Regular deep conditioners or hair masks for Afro-Textured hair is a must. For those of you who are not familiar with how raw shea, mango, soy and cocoa butter looks like, I have posted a few pics below.
As for a few closeup pics of my hair, I have posted a few below as requested. Excuse my flakes, that is my edge control pomade that had started to flake up. I snapped these pics before washing my hair.
Until next time…