Tryin it the Natural Way
About six weeks ago, a friend of mine, (I’ll just call her “Tryinit Natural“) asked me to do her hair because she couldn’t get an appointment with her beautician. Not a problem. She’s been wearing a latch hook style for quite awhile and also relying on sew-ins and the flat iron for several years as well. Unfortunately, these styling methods have been taking quite a toll on her hair in the form of relentless breakage that fuels her dependence on keeping her hair covered up. On a few occasions, I’ve tried to get her interested in ditching the weaves, but she always seemed to rebuff my suggestions so I just let it go. Well this time around, the plan was to redo the latch hook, but I suggested we just to an elegant cornrow and donut style and she agreed.
Three weeks later, this past weekend, she asked me to do her hair again. Not a problem. This time, however, I had a suggestion. I offered to be her personal hair dresser so that she can stop being dependent on weave hair and the hot comb. I told her that I could stop that cycle and get her hair to thrive and retain length. She said she’d actually suggested I take care of her hair before, and when I didn’t respond she just assumed I didn’t want to. I think I misunderstood. Well we’re finally on the same page thank goodness. I’m really excited because I get to apply what I know about natural hair and really help her out at the same time. Plus, I’ll get to try a lot of different styles on her too. If we stick to this and she’s patient, I have no doubt that next year this time, she’ll be looking at a full head of gorgeous, healthy natural hair.
Tryin’ it Natural is mos def a cNapp. Her hair is very similar to mine, very coarse and very dry. To moisturize her hair, I used my trusty Proline light cream moisturizer. It softened her hair up immediately. She wanted something simple and quick. So I showed her a style in my hair album and she agreed to let me do it.
She and I both agreed that it turned out quite lovely!
Here are more pics. Enjoy!