Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Going Au Naturel? Here's What you need to know.

Gone are the days when ladies couldn't do with out retouching, braiding, and fixing the popular human hair in all types and  ranges. Yes!! Women are going back to their roots and rocking the naturel look with much gusto. The look has been spotted on women in different styles either worn as an Afro, a bob, or a blow out.  Indeed the times are changing and Fashionistas who are seemingly tired of the usual,  have opted to go Big on the latest trend. Hence, your favourite fashion blog is here to let you in on the details of this trend.

When you begin your journey of becoming natural, there are many things you have to learn. You have to figure out how to take care of your hair, what products will work on your hair and  how to keep your hair growing month after month.

Natural hair lingo is something to know as well. If you are just beginning your transition into natural, you may be confused by all the abbreviations and new terms. Below are some of those terms for the Afrocentric Chic

BC (Big Chop)

This is the first step to transitioning for many women. You cut off your relaxed ends to reveal the natural texture of your hair.

It is a great technique to seal in moisture to your tresses. You apply a moisturizing agent to your hair and cover it with a plastic cap or saran wrap.

Braid Out
It is when you take out your braids, it creates a full, crimped hairstyle.

It is when you wash your hair with conditioner. No shampoo is necessary.

A common hairstyle for short and medium length hair that looks like tiny, sectioned curls.

DC is Deep Conditioning. DT is Deep Treatment. This is typically done for amount of minutes or overnight. If your hair is very dry, it can be done once or twice a week.

Hair Elasticity
Showcases how the hair that can stretch out and return to its regular shape without breaking.

Hair Lengths
Hair lengths usually have abbreviations.
EL- Ear Length
NL-Nape Length
SL- Shoulder Length

Hair Porosity
Can your hair can soak up moisture or not? The more porous, the quicker the water will be absorbed.

Henna is a plant used to make a mixture that essentially conditions the hair. Henna can also add a reddish tint to your hair. For those with the salt and pepper look, this can help colour the grey roots

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