My name is Cherrelle and I have puffy hair. If I had to give my hair a type I would say it is somewhere between 4b and 4c curls. I have been natural for about 5 years: I stopped perming my hair in July 2012 and decided to cut off my relaxed ends in April 2013. Before cutting my hair in 2013 I had no idea what my natural hair looked like, so I definitely did not know how to care for it. Over the years I followed natural hair YouTubers with curl patterns I felt were similar to mine, in the hopes of finding a hair care routine that would work for me.
What I’ve learned over the past 5 years is that you can mimic the routine of a vlogger or blogger, but the reality will remain that what works for one person may not necessarily work for another. But, the keys to remember while handling your hair are:
- Have patience,
- Love YOUR hair,
- Be gentle, and
- Be consistent.
Over the next few weeks I will be sharing my natural hair care routine. If you have puffy hair similar to mine, I would recommend adjusting my routine to build one specifically for your curls. The topics in this series will include:
- Shampooing vs. CoWashing
- Deep Conditioning
- Trimming Ends
- Moisturizing, what is the LOC Method?
- Protective Styling
- Pros and Cons of heat styling
The coming posts in this series will be full of detailed descriptions of the steps in my hair care routine, product recommendations, videos, and pictures so make sure you are following the blog to receive updates.
What is your biggest hair care challenge?
What are some issues you would like me to address or questions you would like me to answer?