Realizing what type of facial skin you have is the major step to figuring out what steps to follow to get the radiant, beautiful skin you’re dying to have. It’s surprisingly easy to misdiagnose yourself and end up not giving your skin what it needs.
The four main types of skin are:
Many people don’t know this but relaxed hair is more fragile than natural hair. It seems unbelievable right? But when you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. It explains why many people who could not grow long hair when relaxed suddenly start gathering inches like no there’s no tomorrow when they go natural.
Because of how fragile it relaxed hair is, you need to consider adopting many hair-strengthening techniques that will more than prepare you for being natural (if you do decide to take the plunge). 6 Tips to consider are:
1) Washing your relaxed hair no more than twice a month Continue Reading
Here’s my updated hair routine:
- Wash and condition every 2 weeks
- Oil hair and scalp every 2-3 days using castor oil and/or a water based moisturizer. A mini-LCO but no liquid.
- My Shea Butter Co-wash Treatment weekly during winter and forthnightly during summer/spring
- Protein treatment every 3-6 months (Aphogee Two-Step Protein Treatment)
If you follow me on twitter (@CosmeLagos) you should have seen me posting about how I’ve mastered natural hair. In case you haven’t, I’ve provided the tweet below:
When I first saw this tweet and the extent of the relaxer damage, I was so disturbed. Unfortunately, relaxer damage isn’t exactly uncommon. Thankfully most cases aren’t as bad as this. I haven’t used a relaxer in almost 6 years myself. My experiences with relaxing were horrible and my scalp to this day has not fully recovered (a story for another day).