Hey yew guise,
This is my younger sister India,
& yes my mom really named us Asia and India. -_-
Any who, she has been recently having some issues with her hair. I remember as a kid she had THE LONGEST HAIR EVER. like seriously her ponytails went down her back and I can remember thinking, why won’t my hair grow that long? But back then I had no idea of hair routines, types, textures or anything like that so I just thought that’s just how my hair was.
She has a very different texture than my own. Pretty much opposite really lol, she has a mixture of silky 2c-3a hair with very fine strands and medium to fine density and moderate shine. Right now her hair is stuck at shoulder length and for the first time in my life, my hair is longer than hers o.o (I never thought that’d happen.) when I saw the state of her hair today compared to the long flowing locks I’m so used to seeing I just wanted to help get it back to how it used to be.
So! Once again like I did with myself, I am taking away my moms hair reign.
Sorry not sorry, but she has no idea what to do, I just see her repeating the same damaging patterns she did when I was younger, except with more visible effects because her hair is so soft and on the lower density side.
I accessed the damage and saw her hair was around shoulder length but very dry. After spending sometime explaining the basics healthy hair care, the whole avocado deep conditioning thing, and process of wash days she ended up thinking, “it was too much work” and said “why should she learn how to do it when she can just pay someone else?” *long ass convo ensues about how it’s better to know how to do it yourself & how it’s a valuable life skill, how I wished someone would have done this with me when I was her age etc*
She finally gave in, with the added point of seeing my hair progress. Come to find out she has been breaking all the cardinal rules of healthy hair, dry combing and brushing, not moisturizing at all, using sls filled products, ripping tangles, too tight braids and just not being patient with her hair in general.
So I stepped in lol.
TrueFacts: This is the first time I ever braided/did someone elses hair other than my own.
I parted her hair into four sections.gave her a avocado and silk amino acid deep conditioning and her hair felt a million times better. Since her hair is in the 2c-3a range she has never used a relaxer so her curls instantly came through silkier and shinier. After, I had her air dry her hair and I put her in a protective style so she can give her hair a break.
We chose Senegalese twists with kanekalon hair. I have to say these were quite difficult to accomplish. Because he hair texture is so silky the added hair just kept slipping off, and in that moment I was thankful my hair texture is 3c-4a because I love rocking twists and if that ish happened to me I would die x_x