Saturday, April 19, 2014
What is a hair bulb? Many people feel that if they pick up a strand of hair from their bathroom floor and see a hair bulb on the end, then the strand was a hair that came from the scalp's hair follicle. They feel that the "hair bulb" signifies hair shedding which could be normal versus breakage.
Well, some hair that is broken by the heat damage can look like there is a "hair bulb" on one end, but it really is breakage versus shedding.
Breakage can be stopped. 1) Recondition or Treat. 2) Discontinue use of whatever tool is causing the breakage.
So if you see a "bulb," then please be open to the possibility of the bulb being the results of a damaged end of the hair generated from extreme breakage. I would suggest a salon treatment for any major hair breakage issues.
Monday, April 14, 2014
So to make a long story short, I wear an extra wide headband to keep my locs scrunched at night because I want texture and bents in my locs. So if I have areas where I finger twisted versus interlocked, it is fine with me because I want to see movement and bends in my locs. The only time my locs look good straight is when they are soaking wet. Other than that, my locs shrink up and resist gravity.
So "uniform locs" should be a personal decision. Some people want to eventually cut the relaxed hair/locs off. I am planning to keep all of my loc length, fat or skinny, it is all good to me. Honestly, if someone gets a razor haircut on their straight hair, then their ends are going to be thin and wispy, not blunt and not uniform. So why must locs be uniform?
So I repeat, micro-locks do not have to be uniform; however, the larger the locs, the more lumpy the locs can look. For example:
For those who do not have my texture hair and curl pattern, then certain interlocking patterns will force some texture into looser textured locs to keep them from looking too stringy.
So again, people need to think "out of the box" with locs. How do you want to style your locs? If your answer is long and straight, then you need to keep your upkeep timing and methods consistent for uniformity, but if you are like me, I am always going to prefer some wave or curl in my locs, so don't worry - just be happy!
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Pictured above is March 2014 withOUT my bang repair.
(Please see my previous article on this blog to learn details of my bang loc extension using my own hair.)
Friday, April 11, 2014
Despite the title of this article, NO artificial hair was added.
As I run out of my Pureology supply, I will probably convert to this new evolved color care line. I was impressed with the concentration of the product. A little goes a long way. I also had one client complain that the Pureology Hydrate shampoo smells like a "patchouli" plant which reminded her of her grandmother. Apparently, that was not a good memory. Smile. Anyway, the Colorproof SuperRich Moisture shampoo smells like "cinnamon." Hopefully, by the fall, I will gradually phase into Colorproof product line.