I think many natural women freak out at the sound of the words ‘hair color’ or ‘bleach.’ I completely understand the reservation behind it. You may be afraid that your hair will fall out; it’s too permanent; you are afraid of the unknowns of applying lightener to your hair.
Here are 5 ways to care for your color-treated natural hair.
1. Go to a professional for your color. If you want to avoid a potential color disaster, you may want to consider going to a professional in the first place. They have specific training on what is necessary for a healthy color processing session. As professionals, they have licensed access to products that the general public doesn’t have access to.
2.Use products that are specifically formulated for color-treated hair. These products will not only keep your hair in the healthiest possible condition, but they will allow for the longevity of your color.
3. Wash your hair in cooler temperature water and finish with a cool water rinse. This will also help with the longevity of your color as well as helping to close the hair cuticle.
4. Deep condition. It’s no secret that color-treated hair may be prone to dryness. To help keep a lot of the dryness at bay, use deep conditioners and hair masks to further infuse your hair with moisture.
Don’t be afraid of color! If you need a little sumthin sumthin to add a little pizazz, you can always consider coloring a small fragment of your hair instead of committing to the color on your entire head.
Here’s the deal, I need to do whatever I have to do in order to motivate myself; which is why I’ve decided to do this series that I’m calling ‘Mannequin Mondays.’ The purpose of this is to inspire myself as I am completing the last 1/3 of my cosmetology program. Sooooo, I’ll be posting photos of styles that I create on mannequins. Got it? If hair isn’t your thing, cool. I get it. If it is, please share styles, articles, videos, etc., of hair things that are inspirational to you.
Here’s a throwback style that I did. I was inspired by the GlamSquad’s Kristina Maccaro on Instagram. I loved how you couldn’t tell where their style began or where it ended so I created my own version.
This was her version:
This was my version:
If you happen to be on Instagram anytime soon, why don’t you go on ahead and follow me @satoyafoster, GlamSquad (@glamsquad), and Kristina Maccaro (@kristinamaccaro). Let them know I sent you!
My birthday recently passed on August 14th. Now that i’m in the 28th year of my life, I’ve been re-evaluating a lot of things. I’ve thinking about my life, goals, relationships, and truly living into my passions.
One of the things that I strive to do is live unapologetically. The truth is, we will all make mistakes. We will all do or have done things that we are not proud of. But I’m finding that it is way more important to not live a life that is a continual apology, but to live a life of continual forgiveness of myself and others. The older I get, the more I begin to realize the importance of building fences with gates instead of walls.
I’m letting go of the things that I can’t change. I’m letting go of the things that I don’t have control over. I am loving, believing in, affirming, and investing in myself. I am living the truth of my life, my experiences, and my beliefs in every present moment. These are things that I am choosing to do because they are life-giving to me. I am able to disagree, with love and respect. I am practicing living a life of authority and vulnerability.
And I love these shoes. I digress. These are all things I’ve pondered, wrestled with, and decided to live out. I’m excited for what this 28th year is unveiling. A few of my other goals consist of sharing quite a bit more and allowing much more space to create in being the artist and creative that has always been. Sweet 28.
1. I’m back! Boy, it’s been crazy ’round here. But I’ve missed blogging, so, hello!
Photo Credit: Blue Cow Creative
2. I’ve finally made some headway with my decor. Hopefully I will hurry and finish some things before I change my mind again. What I do need in my life is this light fixture. I NEED THIS. Yes. Need.
Photo Credit: Shades of Light
3. I dyed my hair blue black. But a new fun color is coming very soon!
4. I finally went to my local aquarium. Jellyfish are beautiful. Butterflies scare me. I ran through the butterfly room…hahaha…sigh.
5. I had a chance to meet a beautiful friend in person…finally. It was like we always knew each other.
6. Milo learned karate.
I’m so excited to be back with you all. There’s so much to talk about! ‘Till next time.