My night time routine has been EXTREMELY simple lol! I usually wear my hair in some sort of twist out, simply because it helps my fro remain slightly stretched and waaay more moisturized than my full shrinkage lol. When I first big chopped, I was re-twisting my hair every single night! I was fine with doing that in the beginning because I knew that I had chopped my hair to a length that could have a tough time holding its shape. But, I was NOT feeling the idea of re twisting my hair every single night for the rest of forever lol. After all, I decided early on, that I wanted to go natural and have an easier lifestyle spending less time in the bathroom doing my hair. :)
After my first month being natural, I decided to try sleeping on my fro without re-twisting it at night. I woke up with EXTREME bedhead that was SMUSHED and looked like there was no hope for my hairstyle. I thought my hair was going to be tangled and matted down lol. I had heard about ladies refreshing their wash and go's with shower steam before, so I decided to try it on my twistouts....and it worked lol!
This is what I have been doing since September 2012 and it has really worked for me:
1. I make sure my hair is moisturized
2. I sleep with a satin like slip (my bonnet is getting too small for my hair lol) and a satin pillowcase.
That's it! That is all I do to my fro 99% of the time at night :) Even though my fro looks different each day, I love it! It never gets boring lol. I've realized that my 4C hair is going to change day to day. It is much easier to embrace it and work with it instead of trying to change it :) My hair is going to naturally fro out and shrink in some sort of way lol... it's all a part of having my hair texture. To me, fully stretched and defined hair isn't the only beautiful way to rock your fro :) I actually enjoy my day 2 and day 3 hair more than my day 1 hair lol. I love it!
How do you feel about re- twisting nightly?
Crystal aka Kriss :)
Hey! I'm Crystal, an energetic married mother of two who is on a journey to become the woman God has meant for me to be. I'm sharing my journey in hopes to inspire others to be comfortable with who they are. Here you will find lots of things ranging from natural hair care, beauty, marriage life, spirituality, and random fun stuff lol.
Remember to be who you are and not the person others think you should be!
Last Relaxer Date:
February 3, 2012
Big Chop Date:
August 5th 2012