Hey, everyone! How’s it going? I hope all is well.
I want to give you all my hair profile. I think that it will help everyone determine what ways we are alike and if the products and styles I have or will try on my blog and vlog would help you too.
Type: 4A Coily
Texture: Very Fine Strands
Density: Medium to High Density
Growth: Average to slow growth.
Color: Dark Brown. Lighter at the Ends. Never color treated.
Now, let us continue.
I’m still experimenting with getting my hair to be the healthiest it can be. To remedy some of my problems I have been researching, seeking consultation, and experimenting with the following ideas:
High Porosity and Fairy Knots:
|Hair stretches and stretches and doesn’t recoil.|
From my understanding, there are things I can do externally and internally to combat high porosity hair.
Internally, taking supplements like B6, B3, and Omega-3s can help to make sure that your hair and the hair follicle are getting nourishment and being properly hydrated from the start of growth.
I had my physician check my blood for any vitamin deficiencies to confirm what I am already lacking.
I am borderline insufficient in Vitamin D.
I am anemic and I have been for years. I’ve started taking an iron tablet twice a day. I also take one 1400mg of organic flaxseed oil capsules everyday.
Also, I am certain I am dealing with a hormonal imbalance that may be affecting my overall hair health, but I can not confirm without a visit with the endocrinologist.
Externally, I need REAL PROTEIN TREATMENTS! After doing some research, I’ve learned that egg, oil, avocado, and other protein rich foods have the protein molecules that are just too large to penetrate our hair shaft. Proteins like hydrolyzed wheat, rice, or even soy have the protein molecules that are small enough to penetrate our hair.
So, I recently purchased hydrolyzed wheat protein from Green Beauty via Amazon. I am doing weekly deep protein treatments with a mix of hydrolyzed wheat protein and my favorite conditioners. I do this after shampooing my hair. From my understanding, the hair has to be really clean in order to have the protein penetrate the hair shaft; making our hair softer, stronger, and shinier.
|Bedtime hair puffs.|
*Edges and Growth:
Internally, I was taking the New Chapter Women’s One Daily which is one of the best multivitamins I have ever come across. I recently fell off taking them, just because the tablets have other ingredients that may interfere with the absorption of the liver medication I am on. Even though all the multivitamin ingredients are all natural, I am on a very strong medication for a liver condition. A condition that I can not go into too much detail about right now, but I have been dealing with this problem for a long time, long before I knew it was there, and I am certain that it has been having an effect on my hair, skin, and nails.
*I believe my “thin” edges and slowing growth are genetic. I may not have noticed how they looked in the past because my hair was relaxed and just as thin as my edges. Also, my edges have a distinct shape. A shape that I remembered that my mother had and my son also has those edges. So, I am not super worried about my edges being “thin” or my growth appearing slow. However, I still will work to try to improve the quality of my edges and growth.
Texture and Density:
Like with my edges and growth, these problems can be dealt with internally and externally… if genetics aren’t the cause. And there isn’t too much we can do about genetics. Yet, there are things I can do and not do to prevent problems with texture and density. My strands are really fine coils. They are so fine, that when I think I’ve grabbed one or two strands of hair, I actually have 3 or 4.
So, when I try to have full looking twists and braids, my hair looks flat every time. Yet, when I have a twist out, braid out, or an Afro, my hair looks full. So, I am the type that may have to add hair to get full looking twisted or braided styles. I’m not sure if I am twisting or braiding my hair too tight, but I need a little extra help.
So, I hope that I can be of some help to you all and I could use your help as well.
Please let me know what we have in common and what you have been doing to remedy your problems.
Talk to you all later!