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!
Jeans Jacket: Thrifted
Shoes: Target (from forever ago)
Top: TJ Maxx
One of my 500,000 (mild exaggeration) god children graduated from Kindergarten. For some reason, this morning, Jason and I were on serious Jamaican people time. Fortunately, we got there while he was still sitting with his classmates so I could get a photo of him. He was so proud of himself, sitting up there with his piercing blue eyes that was intensified by his blue shirt, holding his diploma. It wouldn’t have been E if he wasn’t wearing a tie with skulls and cross bones.
Seeing E at his graduation made me reminisce a bit. I remembered the age of simple delights like cookies, playing on the playground, loving all of your teachers (I mean, what kindergartener didn’t?), and falling asleep in the car and having your mom carry you in the house. Ah, those were simpler times.
The first time I saw this top, it was actually from a distance. I thought it was a floral print, but when I got up close, I realized it was more like watercolor. I also really love the pleating on the bottom portion of the top because it adds a bit more structure to it.
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.