Got FrizZ? Embracing Yet Another Unique Characteristic of Nappy Hair
I have to laugh. I have never been one to consider frizz or fuzz my friend. While I’ve come to love shrinkage…makes my twisted hair styles look thicker and fuller…me and frizz? Well, let’s just say that I, like a lot of nappies, are always looking for ways to keep our hairstyles looking nice and fresh.
Can you blame us though? I mean, come on now. If you spend hours doing your hair, it it unreasonable to want it to last, without frizz for more than two or three days?
Over the past 14 months, since I’ve been wearing my hair out of braids, I’ve spent my time refreshing my twists. After about two or three days, I’ll redo the top one day and then the back the next day…hoping to get another two or three days out of a particular style before I have to touch it up again.
But you see, I had to draw the line. By day three of any twist/flat twist style, my hair would look like an old shag carpet that someone had walked on forever and a day. That, I just couldn’t handle.
Honestly, I could never understand how folks could go weeks and even up to a month wearing fuzzy twists. But quite frankly, after seeing so many posts on NP, I realized that I was not alone. Lots of folks don’t like fuzz. But over the last couple of months, I have to tell ya that I’ve grown quite weary of spending so much time doing my hair. But how in the world do you learn to embrace your fuzz?
Well, this week I actually reached a milestone. Today, I’ve actually for the first time let my hair go a full five days without touching up my twists. Ok…well, I’ve redone a couple along my hairline, but that’s because I hadn’t done such a hot job on them to begin with. Now it’s day five and I’m think…hey, they really don’t look so bad. Now tomorrow is Saturday, and even if they don’t look all that great tomorrow, I really don’t care. I’ve got a couple of back up plans for this do that would at least get me through one more day.
I’m still not that crazy about his do, but jeez I don’t have the inclination to take it down and come up with something different. So, when I do a retouch on Sunday, it’s gonna get done using the existing parts and therefore, I’ll be sporting this same do for at least another week.
But tonight, I got to playin around with my hair. Trying to see if what else I could do with it. Here, I’ve put the top into a ponytail and let the last four rows of twists hang down.
I really like this, it’s all pulled into a low ponytail. I didn’t use a band to secure the hair first, I just gathered all my twists together and then secured it with one of my favorite slider barrettes. Y’all see my little bebes in the back. There was a time that I would have been tryin to brush them out because I was ashamed of them. But you know what? I actually think they’re kinda cute. Now I will go ahead a brush them out, mainly because I’ve found if I don’t, they get knotty, and I’ll end up breaking my hair trying to get the knots out. But at least I’m not ashamed of them anymore.
Last year this time, I’d have never worn my hair like this because my twisted ponytails was so short. Now that it’s considerably longer, my twisted ponytail is pretty thick and full. It’s soo cute. My hair has really made a lot of progress in only one year. This is soooooooo cute!
Teehehehe…I already said that, didn’t I?