Many African American women love experimenting with their hair and rocking the latest styles. I am one of those women. I have adorned my crown with short haircuts, relaxed hair, Natural hair, braids, weave, dyed hair, two-strands, cornrows…you name it and I have rocked it.
However, as I get older, I am constantly learning what my hair likes and doesn’t like. Here is a list of things my fine, thick 4b hair hates:
1) “bad” types of alcohol
3) braid extensions
4) home dye jobs
5) too many weeks without being washed
If you turn on YouTube, you’ll see hundreds of Black women talking about “protective styling”. Oftentimes, those protective styles include wearing some form of synthetic hair or hair that isn’t ours.
First, as a hair style enthusiast, I will like to say that there is absolutely nothing wrong with wearing extensions to have fun with different styles and to protect your tresses from unnecessary damage.
But, wearing extensions only works IF your hair can handle it and IF you aren’t doing it because you have self-hate for the hair God gave you.