Kurly Kichana prides itself in being more than just another hair blog but rather an educational mouthpiece for any young lasses lost in the hair world! We keep getting emails like the ones below and we have tried to address them, see here.
Email No 1
I love your blog just started reading it. I love kinky hair soo,much but iv been struggling with bad hair all my life. My hair sucks like alot. My hair is really weak it has moments it grows thick then it starts thinning n cutting. I cut out all the chemical from my hair like a year ago but I cant see any positive changes. My hair is embarassing! I have a bad hairline n soft hair. I hid my hair in weaves cause I dnt want people to see it n I hate weaves. I also do braids bt sitting through stylists complaining about my weak hair is just humiliating. I hate going to the salon. My mum has nice hair and doesnt get my struggle. Please advice on how to make my hair stronger and longer (reduce breakage) and ideas of any protective but funky hairstyles i can try..any salons you can recommend. Iv been usings vitals olive products for like 6 months and getin significant growth but the
breakage sets me back. I'm starting to get volume. Please advice
Hi ladies I hope you are well I am in dire need of your help.Where to start..........Well I do have natural hair I had a permanent almost five years ago but it didn't work out and I had to divorce him.So as you can imagine I have been battling very tough after perm hair but the chemical is all out (thankfully). Believe it or not I have been in braids for the past five years plaiting on average once a month. No conditioning, no treatments, nothing just shampooing and conditioning then blow drying( yes am ashamed)I am bored stiff of my hair, I'm bored of braiding I want to have lovely hair like you all. I have gone through your informative blog and as much as it is helpful it is also intimidating for a rookie like myself.
My Question to you is where do I start? Are there any salons or hairdressers you can point me towards to help?
Let me know soon, Thanks for the good work.
We would like to answer this question by saying firstly there is no such thing as KINKY hair. There are so many myths about natural hair with the most prominent being that natural hair is unmanageable and grows out of your scalp like steel wool. No matter what type of natural hair you have, the thing to remember is MOISTURE, MOISTURE, MOISTURE.With a few simple rules you can come up with a great short regimen to make your hair journey easy peasy
Natural hair is soo time-consuming, we hear you say. Well it is very easy to fit in a simple to-do regimen,
- Deep condition once weekly (30mins)
- Moisturise everyday or every two day and seal with an oil (30mins a week)
- Detangle with a wide toothed comb (20mins a week)
In total you can spend a minimum of 80mins a week out of 10,080mins doing you hair...a fraction of time in the bigger picture.
MsIhatemy hair needs some protein treatments to strengthen her hair and minimise breakage. Avoid braiding too much because this can also make hair weaker and deep condition with mild protein treatments every 2 weeks
MsIdontknowwheretostart, STOP BRAIDING and start a simple regimen
Lovely weekend folks!