I don’t always follow the natural hair rules. It’s one of those situations where you know what you should be doing differently, but you just can’t. Old habits die hard.
For example, I know I shouldn’t brush my hair, but I do anyway. How else am I going to get it smooth to make a ponytail?
Many naturals don’t comb their hair. I do. I comb it when it’s wet, but not necessarily covered in conditioner and under running water. Occasionally I may, but most times it’s after I rinse out the conditioner and I’ve applied my Kinky Curly – Knot Today.
If I have a ponytail I sleep with a cotton scarf because it stays on my head better than a satin scarf. *shrugs* In addition, I still use my elastic ponytail holders. NEVER a rubberband though. I never understood how people do that.
I guess we all have bad hair habits. Mine are exposed now. Maybe I could retain more length if I didn’t do these things, but they’re things I find very hard to completely change.
Will I be flogged and banished from the natural hair community for this?
5 thoughts on “Bad Habits Exposed!”
Flogged?? Smh….I haven’t heard that word on a while. I think everyone has bad habits. I’ve been combing my hair everyday. It’s how I keep it stretched. Plus when I wasn’t combing my hair before when I finally combed it and tried to do a braid out my ends were horrendous! I ended up cutting the ends and vowed to take better care of them. What do naturals do with their hair in the night if they’re aren’t combing or brushing it??
*raises hand* I use a brush to smooth my hair back too, Rece.. Like you said, how else am I supposed to do it? Curly Nikki says she smooths hers back with her hands. And I’ve *tried* that, but it doesn’t produce the results I’m comfortable with. Either way, I noticed huge improvement when I switched to a soft bristle brush… I was originally using a really hard, boar bristle brush and my edges hated me for it. We cool now, though. LOL
I’m currently transitioning going on 3 months now and I do still use a brush to lay my edges down. My challenge I’m facing is how to keep my style the next day without it looking flat. Since I started my transition only style i know how to do is the bantu knots.
I know what you mean about your style looking flat the next day. I still haven’t conquered that challenge. Pineappling never worked for me. Keep working with it. It’s a long, tough process, but worth it in the end!
I will keep working with it! Seeing all you ladies hair is encouraging to me!