Black women are synonymous with changing up their hair do’s. The beauty salon in a Black neighborhood is a rite of passage. It’s the therapist’s office, the Saturday morning hangout, and the place where Sisterhood flourishes!
Getting your hair done professionally is an upgrade from your Aunt or Mother doing it in the kitchen of your home. I’ve been feeling a bit lazy with my natural hair, so it was time for a switch up. You know the philosophy of 3TheChicWay.COM when you look good, you feel good! This new hair is inspiring a new feel good attitude that I needed during this retrograde. How have you all been feeling?
Natural hair requires a lot of patience and nurturing that I don’t always have the time or energy for. I figured installing a protective style for the end of Summer, and the back to school madness, that is upon us, would ease some stress from my life. It’s a no brainer for getting up and being on the go. Installing a style like this can also be fun, case in point, the gray strands you see me sporting here.
I know some people can not embrace their gray hair, and I am guilty of that as well. I am prone to getting my hair dyed to cover up the grays, mostly because they seem to only come in the front and are so obvious when my fro is out and flourishing.
But I’m approaching mid-thirties and I’m kind of over being “perfect”. Society places so much pressure on Women to be flawless, and it’s exhausting, especially those of us who put ourselves out there as Influencers. I am all about living my best life at this point because let’s face it, this ride isn’t going to last forever. So get used to seeing gray hair in my selfies!
I usually can’t keep styles like this in long, because the synthetic hair irritates my scalp. This time, however, I was able to soak the synthetic Kane-kalon hair in apple cider vinegar. Many Youtube videos have told me that this process removes the chemical placed on the hair, the culprit behind me slapping my head from irritation. After I soaked the hair in ACV, I then conditioned the hair to get rid of the smell the vinegar leaves behind. I am hoping all this effort will not be wasted and I can maintain these braids for at least four weeks. I will keep you ladies posted if it helps!
Are any of my naturalistas out there rocking protective styles? Share below or tag me on Instagram, I would love to see how you all are rocking your tresses for the remainder of the season! As always, Stay Chic!