Pic 1: So I don't have very good quality pictures but this is how my natural hair was at 15(I used coconut oil and always had my hair tied. I also live in a very hot and humid part of the world.. Not in the pic) pic 2: I used to let down my hair all the time and stopped oiling and washed it too frequently and it got frizzy
Pic 3: I got it straightened chemically and it was fine (I got it done two times but I don't want to ruin my hair by too many chemicals)
How do I get my hair to be very smooth and silky and maintain it?
Most Helpful Guy
Apply the warm oil of your choice- argan, jojoba, coconut, olive oil (kinda on the heavy side), whatever.
Rinse with warm water, pat dry. Apply a just few drops of a product containing one of the following: Stearoxy Dimethicone or Behenoxy Dimethicone (NOT any other dimethicone) and silk protein. Work into hair, roots outward and allow to stay in hair. Style as desired.
Most Helpful Girl
I've figured out a way that works with all forms of hair styles and textures. Here's what you do:
-If you take a lot of showers and wet your hair everyday, skip shampoo and condition only. No matter what happens, always condition your hair when it gets wet. Hair technically doesn't need to be shampooed, so wash every other day or two days. (If you want to go a little extra, make sure the conditioner and shampoo you use has no parfum or other chemicals that might dry it out. Look at the ingredients)
-Never rub your hair when you dry it because the strands tangle and become damaged. This is what makes hair frizzy and poofy.
-Use a boar brush to distribute natural oil. If your hair is thin, then use a boar brush with no nylon. If it's thicker, then get one with nylon bristles mixed in. REMEMBER TO BRUSH FROM THE BOTTOM UP. It takes out tangles easier and your hair healthy. Do this before bed because this is when the cells in your body work best to repair any damage because you are resting.
-It's good that you let your hair down, because it rests the scalp better. This makes hair growth healthier and fixes damaged hair down the line. If you tie it up, make sure it's a little loose so it doesn't pull on your roots.
Lastly, you're hair looks really nice. I love how it looks wavy in the third pic! Good luck! This care system is simple and you can always add to if if you want to do a little extra for your hair.