I go through this every once in a while, and I’m going through it right now: getting bored or frustrated with my natural hair!
I love my natural hair, but sometimes, I get to the point where I just don’t feel like twisting it for hours, or my twists outs aren’t coming out right. Right now, I’m just tired of wearing it in a ‘fro and I’m ready for a new look. Whatever the case, when it happens, I just change up something about my hair until I feel ready to deal with it again! Here are some things you can try when you find yourself in my predicament:
Try a New Method: I’m definitely a twist-out girl. It’s the style I’m the most comfortable doing and I feel like it’s the one that complements me the best. Sometimes, though, I have the itch to try something new. I also like the way flat twists look, and even bantu knots if I give them the time to dry. Whatever your signature natural hair style is, change it up and try something new!
–-Use Tools: Also, try to experiment with flexi rods, curlformers, or perm rods. I’ve actually never tried perm rods on my natural hair before but it’s something I really want to do! You can get all different kinds of curls without potentially harming your hair or adding something new to it.
Dyeing Your Hair: I’ve dyed my natural hair twice since I’ve become natural, and I’ve dyed my extensions once. I used the Shea Moisutre Hair Color System, so it wasn’t harmful at all. It’s a great way to keep your texture and try something new at the same time.
Get a Blowout! The number one thing I’ll consider when I get bored with my natural hair is to get a blowout. It’s fun to see how much my natural hair has grown and to see it in a completely different state. Blow outs are also very low-maintenance (all you have to do is wrap them at night)!
Extensions: This is the option I opted for this time around—getting a sew-in! I knew I wanted shoulder length hair with highlights, but it’s way too hot for me to think about getting a blowout where I live, and I didn’t want to dye my natural hair again so I got extensions and dyed them. It’s low-maintenance and I just put it in a ponytail every night!
Braids: This is probably one of the best options to have when you’re bored with your natural hair because it also acts as a protective style. I can’t remember the last time I’ve had actual braids and not twists, but every time I see someone with them, I want to give them a try. Braids can last up to 2-3 months if kept up, and that’s plenty of time to give your natural hair a break and let it grow!
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