And then I went back to red. Because I honestly love being the only redhead in the office.
Natural hair’s rise in popularity is NOT a trend from the 2010s, and it’s still going strong in 2020.
Natural hair is a term used in the beauty and hair care industries for hair that’s not altered through chemical methods including dying (with bleach), relaxing, perming or other means that alter its natural state.
Originally a rising movement to promote hair care awareness and self-love for POC (where chemically altering hair was a form of hair management and appealing to a European standard of beauty), the styles of Bantu knots, twist outs, locs, wash n’ goes and braids has found new life in 2020 with combinations and inclusion of hair colors.
The key is keeping your hair healthy (more on that later) if you want to add color to it. Hair masks will be your new best friend in that case.
Psst! I blend a bit of hair dye into my conditioners to make my color last longer. It’s super helpful and feels like an at home treatment. Just remember that if you dye at home, rinse your hair in the kitchen (steel) sink and not your shower or bathroom sink. Porcelain and enamel materials can stain!
Once you know your hair type, adapting one of these styles to your curl pattern can lead to cute coily results. Plus, once you set a curl method (like a roller set or Bantu knots), curls usually remain intact for up to a week.
Can we say best hair hack? #Besthairhack
Hair Health: A Must
2019 was the year for skincare, but we’re not stopping with taking a look at what we put on our faces and bodies.
For the section that’s right above our face, many products we normally use are full of sulfates, ammonia, and other harmful chemicals. Ew. That’s going into our scalp and new hair. Double ew.
And if you sweat, all of that drips down your face.
Excuse us for a moment.
Okay, snap back to reality: hair health is important. And not just from the outside in: what you put into your hair can affect it’s vibrancy, texture, bounce, and lifespan.
I mean, sure, we lose on average 100 strands a day, but who wants to lose more than that?
That’s why you need to check the label on your hair care products, use sulfate-free products when you can, and keep your eyes peeled for brands like Alterna, Outre, and Evo who are changing the hair game to help you rock your best crown yet.
Because 2020 is the year for queens.