A while back I wrote a post on the deceptions of fine hair. Now, not many ladies with fine hair will readily agree that having fine hair has it’s advantages but I did find one lady who can relate and she has shared even more advantages than I shared in my post! Check it out:
Are you disappointed when you have tried to wear a decent twist hairstyle only to find that the full and plump twists evade you like a plague? Or, you’ve ended up with fine, thin twists and a lot of scalp showing? Or, in order to get a full, plump twists it ends up taking up a quarter of the side of your head? I raise my hand on each question.
Fine hair curlies downsides are scalpy twists, hair that is susceptible to breakage, fros that will flop and part like the Red Sea!
My 3c strands love to hang out with each other in thick clumps. They will tend to “ball-up,” when hit with a spritz of water or when a creamy-based moisturizer is applied. Dried, moisturized hair causes 3c types to “look as though” they have a thick head of hair like there 4-type curlies. It wants to interwine and tangle itself, causing this hair-type to be plagued with Single Strand Knots (SSKs) or Fairy Knots.
Oh, and another thing, my 3c tresses HATE to be placed in a structured hair style. It prefers the Lion-Mane approach.
Realizing that I will never have those lush, thick ropes of twists cascading from my roots, I sought out the advantages to having the curly, coily fine strands that wind there way, like vines of ivy from my scalp. What? you may ask. Stay with me my curlies, there are some.
Now, that we have covered some of the cons of 3C, let’s take a look at the pros for this hair types:
Read the rest here.
If you have fine hair, don’t see it as a curse. It is not. It’s just different. Many ladies with thicker strands wish their hair wasn’t as thick because it takes a lot of work to care for it. Having fine natural hair may be a little more challenging to style but it can still grow long and strong.
Here at Radiant Brown Beauty, it’s my goal to share as many tips on growing and length retention for fine hair as possible. As I mentioned in last week’s post kicking of the September Beauty Re-share series, I will share a lot of the content but for the month of September, I’ll be sharing other people’s content so stay tuned. Subscribe to receive free updates here.
September is going to be a month of sharing other people’s content. Yay! Good for you and good for me too :-)The beautify of the reshare is that it introduces other bloggers to my readers as well as gives me a break in coming up with my own content LOL!
So, over the next month I’ll be sharing natural hair, makeup, skin care and other beauty related posts from others that I have found to be helpful and think you might agree.
These informative beauty posts that I will be resharing will typically not be found on the popular beauty blogs. You see, the chances are high that you have probably already read information that is available on popular beauty and natural hair blogs so I won’t bother with resharing that content.
Just know that, because the information isn’t provided by someone considered to be a beauty “guru” doesn’t mean the content they share is any less accurate. In fact, a lot of what you will read in the coming month will be spot on and specificially helpful for you if you have fine hair or are starting to feel a little like you are stumped for beauty tips.
Today’s Beauty Content Reshare is an article from Angel’s Ringlettes and the topic for discussion is “The Real Secret Behind Detangling Curly Hair.” This article has some great tips for those with fine natural hair even though it doesn’t specifically mention that it’s for fine hair. The tips provided on detangling curly hair will greatly help with length retention on any hair type but especially for those of us with fine hair.
I have a secret to share with you. In a moment, you will say goodbye to frightening wash days with regrettable detangling stories. In previous blog posts, I’ve outlined our detangling process–which remains the same to this day. Let me quickly bullet point them for you.
DETANGLING WITH EASE:
- Pre-poo (oil/conditioner on dampened hair prior to detangling)
- Goody (or any ball tip paddle brush) tool
- Start detangling at the very extreme tip of the hair ends.
- Detangle under running water with your favorite conditioner
- Work your way up the hair shaft INCH BY INCH under the running water
- The thicker your hair, the more sections you will want to work in. I like to make approximately 4 sections
These tips have helped us to detangle without any tears. Knots, tangles, rips and tears are at the top of the list why most people decide to put chemicals in their hair.
What if I told you that I have a secret to drastically reducing the drama from coily hair tangles? If you have already implemented the above tips into your detangling routine, then you are half-way there.
Read the rest here.
Stay tuned for the next September Beauty Reshare I’m diggin’ y’all
When you have fine hair, many products can weigh your hair down causing it to look stiff and lifeless. Some of those products however are soooo very good for your hair. Specifically, I’m referencing Shea butter (as if you couldn’t tell from the title of this post LOL!).
Found in the continent of Africa, Shea Butter has been used for centuries to care for the skin and hair. Shea Butter provides many benefits for the skin including relief from dry, chapped skin & scalp as well as the treatment of minor skin burns, diaper rash, minor eczema, and other minor skin irritations. Shea Butter contains beneficial Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin F. Rich in Vitamins A, C and F.
There is much to be said about Shea Butter. It is truly one of nature’s most precious resources and provides substantial benefits but how do you use get shea butter and fine hair to work together so the hair doesn’t look weighed down?
Whip it that’s how!
That’s right. When you whip shea butter, it becomes light, fluffy and creamy. Adding essential oils can increase the benefits and also add a pleasant scent.
There’s tons of videos on the web on how to make a whipped version of Shea Butter. Here is one that’s pretty darn easy on the instructional side (and probably different from what you’re used to seeing):
Now, onto my version. I don’t have tons of time (or skill) to be whipping up shea butter with a thousand oils in it sooooo I cut my recipe down to the bare bones (MyCherriCola
‘s recipe was pretty minimal too):
- Shea Butter (I actually prefer mango butter since it has no scent)
- Vitamin E (to preserve)
- Peppermint Oil
That’s it. I don’t melt my butters because my apartment is warm so they tend to be pretty soft and pliable to work with – unless I refrigerate them, of course. Whipped Shea/Mango Butter made with essential oils smells great and does the job of keeping the moisture sealed into fine hair without all the “weight.”
Do you use whipped Shea Butter?