First, I rocked my curly ponytail today with my really cool hair tie from the Antic, but forgot to take a pic of it from behind so you all could see the cowrie shell design. Ah well.
- Do you remember when you used to have a perm and right before you were about to get a touch-up your scalp itched like crazy? You could always tell cuz you'd be patting your head until your appointment. As you began your quest and reached your own point of no return, did your scalp itch insanely? What did you do to remedy it?
- In the research that I've been doing I've seen that most naturalistas tell you to avoid petroleum based products for your hair. Prior to stopping the chemical madness, I used Triple Gro Anti-Breakage Cream Gro on my scalp and hair. It did wonders (or maybe I'm imagining things?) for my scalp and hair. But now on my quest I see that one of the first ingredients is petroleum. When we were little our mothers slathered our hair with grease and our hair was thick and luxurious, where we all misguided then too?
- I've keep reading so many regimens of shampooing hair in the shower. Why is that? I hardly ever see regimens that include washing hair in the sink - the old fashioned way. Is there a reason for this?
- How do you combat, hm, not sure what word to use here, um, how do you handle family that is not receptive to your natural decision? You all saw Maddy's cute knot out, right? Well, whenever my mother got a moment alone with her all this week, she threatened to "take a brush to it", "blowdry it out", "comb the knots out", and basically made it clear that she didn't like it. Maddy stood up to the barrage, "But I like it this way, you haven't said anything about Mom going natural, I'm going natural too, why do you keep trying to change mine?" Sigh. Moms. I know.
- Bantu knot outs - I loved the knots, and I loved the initial knot outs, but after the third day they became flat and stringy. Does anyone know of a way to maintain that look without having to knot back up or is that the only way?