Curly to Straight Hair (SILKY Straight Natural Hair - No Perm)

OK... OK... yes, we admit that we talked about heat as a hair-killer before. You know what? Nothing has changed even though this tutorial uses heat doesn't mean that it's best for your hair.

Here's the deal though... Folks gonna do what they wanna do!

Might as well teach them how to do it right! RIGHT?

So in this informative video, a beautiful natural, long-haired "Lovely" named Maame Hayfron is coming at you with the right information at the right time for the naturals who want to AVOID CHEMICAL RELAXERS and still rock a change-up straight style every once in a while.

According to her video, this is something that she rocks 1 or 2 times a year. Sounds reasonable to me!

So if you have some strong-held objection to other people straightening their own hair, get out NOW! And by the way... Try to relax a lil', LOL... drink some chamomile tea to calm your nerves or something, sheesh...

Without a doubt, we are all about loving what God gave YOU over here at BlackHairOMG. Still though, liking to change up once in a while doesn't mean you are forsaking your kinks and curls.

It means nothing more than girls will be girls.... We like change sometimes.

Just like boys will be boys, they like beer and uhh... more beer. Lol. So look...

Here are the 3 main points you will learn from this tutorial...

  • Test your straightening product FIRST from the bottom, under your overlaying locs. This way you can test for the best results.
  • The better you THOROUGHLY blow dry your hair before flat ironing, the less puffiness you'll end up with at the end.
  • Flat-Ironing before you have fully-dryed (while wide-tooth combing) will lead to split ends or frizzy ends.

If you watched the video, you see that she started off using a Shea Butter and Coconut oil mixture while flat-ironing and she quickly bailed out of that and went to using Mizani Miracle 25 Hair Milk instead for great results. It was not turning out well at first and we've already written an article about 5 reasons to leave Shea Butter and Coconut oil alone.

Well, you saw it first hand in this tutorial. But in the end, it turned out GORGEOUS. Good thing she started out flat-ironing the underside of her hair so that she could figure out what works as she went without having bad patches of hair visible to everyone. Very smart!

What Does DEEP CONDITIONING Really Mean?

You ever just take for granted that a friend of yours knows the same things that you do?

Well, sometimes we make that mistake with our readers. You hear about great natural hair conditioners all the time. We've already written about conditioner washing natural hair and pretty much all of us use hair conditioners.

Still though, many don't REAAALLY know the difference in conditioning and the deep version. There is a BIG difference, soo....

In this article we're gonna talk about...

  • What it means to deep condition your hair.
  • How deep conditioning is different from regular conditioning.

What Do Regular Conditioners Do?

So here's the deal. Regular conditioners only work on the outside by softening your hair, they help smooth down your cuticles, minimize the static and sometimes helps water stay in your hair strand. When you rinse out the conditioner some conditioning agents are left behind which keeps your hair feeling soft.

Watch Out For Fake "Deep" ones...

I can't stand fake "deep" folks, same goes for conditioners, ha! You have to watch out for the way some brands will call a regular conditioner what it REALLY ISN'T. The term ''deep conditioner" has been misused in the retail world as a way to deceive buyers.

You see, it's really simple. If a deep conditioner doesn't have any penetrating ingredients like olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil or hydrolyzed wheat protein, just to name a few, it's NOT a deep conditioner, it's a regular conditioner or just a regular styling cream companies like to add the word 'deep' to justify the high price tag.

DIY Deep Conditioners Are Simple To Make

Some like to buy them, but they are easy to make from home. Simply mix some kind of hair-healthy penetrating oil to a regular conditioner turns it into a deep conditioner, no need to run out to the stores to buy a separate deep conditioner.

And you don't need to go by anyone else's measurements because as I told you in the article about "10 Reasons Why Your Hair Isn't Growing", you need to test and take note of what is working for YOU.  So, it's really up, as I also said in that article, deep conditioning is not a major treatment and can be done as often as you like.

Just keep in mind that deep conditioning is not meant to be a protein treatment so when DIYing your own mix, try not to exceed 2 tablespoons of hydrolyzed wheat protein per every 2 cups of conditioner especially if you choose to deep condition your hair often.

How Often To Deep Condition Will Depend On Various Factors

Everyone's hair is different. So when deciding how often to deep condition it depends on how damaged your hair is, how often you mishandle your hair with heat and hair tools, and it really depends on your hair type based on porosity level.

Deep conditioners work best on damaged hair because it tends to settle into the damaged cracks in any uneven cuticle surface.

So the more damaged or porous your hair is the more time you should let the deep conditioner sit in your hair to fill in those gaps either with steam from a shower cap or a hair steamer but there's no need to let it exceed 30-45 minutes or you run the risk of hydro fatigue if you sleep in it overnight or overdrying if you sit under the dryer for too long.

When It's ALWAYS GOOD To Treat Your Hair As If It's Damaged 

First, let's define damaged hair. Damaged hair is hair that has any injury or impairment to the cuticle, causing the hair to increase in porosity.

So medium-to-high porosity naturals should always nurture our hair as if it's damaged.

Highly Porous & Open Cuticle on the bottom...

It's interesting to note that porosity levels in your hair fluctuate throughout your life based on how you handle your hair, your health, lifestyle, the environment and the use of wrong products.

Increased porosity leads to more breakage and split ends which causes you to have shorter, more damaged hair. How can you avoid this? Most of us should automatically treat our hair like it's damaged. Why?

Because being in the habit of treating your hair like it doesn't have any damage can actually lead to damage.

Look. I'm not saying you have to deep condition your hair every time you shampoo it, just be aware and listen to your hair, if it starts to look dull or you notice some split ends, give it more love and attention.

Deep Conditioning Guidelines According To Porosity

As said earlier, your porosity can change through time, so always pay attention to how your hair is reacting and check your porosity every 3-6 months.

Low Porosity Hair DEEP Conditioning Needs: If your hair is low porosity(and it already has moisture being held in the strands) deep condition your hair depending on how its behaving. So when it gets really dry, go ahead and deep condition it,  if it's not really dry just do a regular conditioning after shampoo.

Medium Porosity Hair DEEP Conditioning Needs:  If you have medium-porosity hair, you need to at least deep condition your hair twice a month.

High Porosity Hair DEEP Conditioning Needs: For high-porosity hair you should be deep conditioning your hair EVERY TIME you shampoo it rather than regular conditioning. Your hair and scalp will treat you for the love you show it, trust me.

ALL Porosity Levels Advice:  No matter your porosity level, after shampooing it's important to at least regular condition your hair if you're not deep conditioned and make sure the conditioner sits in your hair for at least 10 minutes this way it has enough time to soothe and heal your cuticles after experiencing such a traumatic thing like shampooing.

Some Types Who Might Avoid Deep Conditioning

Some women with low porosity hair have found that they never have a true need to deep condition their hair because the low porosity doesn't allow for moisture to leave fast enough to cause dryness problems between regular conditioning sessions.

Also, for some with thin or fine hair, they often find that deep conditioning weighs their hair down and make it feel too oily.

If your hair is in one of these groups and once in a while you choose to deep condition, you should be sure to leave the deep conditioner in for no more than 30 minutes.

How To: 12 Quick & EASY Headwrap Styles (TWA & Short Natural Hair Friendly)

We hear and see the complaints online all the time. You love gorgeous headwraps for when you want a unique and sexy look, the only problem is you feel limited in your styling abilities and choices.

That problem is OVER WITH sis!

Because you will see in the video below from a smaller YouTube channel that amazing headwrap styling options are plentiful and soooooo chic-looking.

[SEE our "Natural Hair GURUS EXPOSED" article HERE...]

They headwrap styles help give a sister that exotic African look that is SO POPPIN' and fashionable, Yáll know we love African style fashion at BlackHairOMG. And let's keep it real...

Who wouldn't want to have such an amazing stylish GO-TO move when you are having a bad hair day? SLAY AWAY BAAAAABAAY!!!

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BlackHairOMG SPOTLIGHT On YouTuber: Ragin from her WestIndieRay

Y'all know we love to focus on great YouTubers who you may not have heard of yet... Allow us to introduce you to Ragin from her WestIndieRay YouTube Channel.

She is gorgeous, has a spunky personality and gives helpful tutorials. Need PROOF?

Well, we gon' learnya right bout na'.... (Yeah, I had country parents, lol)

Take a look as she shows some styles that will have you looking like Regal Royalty.

Who Knew It Could All Be So Simple? (Lauren Hill Voice, LOL)

Girrrrrl, most of us never realized that there was so much you could do with a stylish head wrap!

She really stepped the game up when she wrapped the two scarves together and styled it with the tan scarf then added the kente cloth. Her creativeness is JUST what the doctor ordered.

Although I know I'd still need to practice these to really nail it. They are all VERY doable.

All of these were so pretty and the scarves were such cute design too. Girl, she had me on Amazon looking for stylish scarves a few minutes ago. Ha!

 


❌ NATURAL HAIR GURUS EXPOSED! ❌


This video is a FIRE-STARTER huuuuneeey! Still though,  I agree with most of it and I know that "DSFAVORS" is coming from a good place.

She did a GREAT JOB of exposing the "natural hair gurus" for some of the things she's noticed that need to be addressed. I aint mad at the sister...

First off, her hair is TO DIE FOR and she can see through the BULL. We need to value these kinds of women. They see the useless tips and call them out.

VIDEO: Exposing Today's "Natural Hair Gurus"

This gorgeous sister created this eye-opening video to make you aware of some of the foolery that's out here in some of these videos that we're watching. Take a look...

Advice for the new naturals, look... You need to figure out what works for you....

You don't have to try every technique that they come out with and PLEASE don't believe the hype. We need to use our common sense because some of these ideas and routines are SO absurd, I can't even believe ANYONE is believing these fake-info videos that SOME (naming no names) are creating. Straight deception.

What a Relaxer is Really Doing to Your Natural Hair (A Must Watch !!)

Hey Loves! Look... You won't EVER hear about us bashing a group of sistas over their hair choices over here at BlackHairOMG.

Only educating and loving up on em'.

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So pleaaaase remember that when you watch this AMAZING video with SCIENTIFIC and FACTUAL information about the effects of relaxing natural hair.

I don't want any of my relaxed-hair sistas to get defensive, because we'd never come at you crazy.

I feel you should do whatever you want to do with your hair. We just want you to know what is happening, that's all we care about.

This Video from GreenBeauty is in the BlackHairOMG spotlight today because she is so respectful and scientific about the information that I couldn't help but shine some light on this info, so check it out!

VIDEO: What a Relaxer is Really Doing to Your Natural Hair 

So listen....

I have relaxed my hair in the past, most of us have. I still LOVE straight styles and I like to see us achieve them without chemically-altering the hair.

But we don't make any hair "laws" over here. I hope you got some good information from vid and that you make ALL your hair decisions armed with the knowledge needed to enjoy gorgeous hair for years and years, even into old age.

Love you sis!

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3 PERFECTLY Professional Natural Hairstyles for Work

Listen to me and listen good sis...

Don't you let anyone tell you that your natural hair is "unprofessional" for the workplace.  Your natural hair is... After all, your NATURAL HAIR.

Again... IT IS OUR NATURAL, God-created, God-given beautiful crown of beauty.

Think about this... Nobody else is forced to chemically-alter their hair to be able to punch a clock. Like... What are we even talking about?!?

Now let's keep things in perspective though, just like for ANY OTHER race and any other type of hair, there will always be styles that are not meant for work.

No matter your race or hair-type, some styles are too sexy, too exotic, too distracting, too unkempt, or too whatever for a strictly business environment.

Still, this little-known (for now) YouTuber is giving us some great and doable natural hairstyle for the corporate scene, check her out...

BlackHairOMG SPOTLIGHT ON: LoveIsInTheHairNoLye

These three cute AND professional styles are from a YouTuber that BlackHairOMG wants you to know. Ya know why???

We really want to make sure we don't focus only on the big-name YouTuber natural's out there (although we love and feature them too). There are so many knowledgeable, helpful and pleasant naturals who should get more shine.

We will happily lend our platform out for them so that they get more attention too.

So please support them. Let's love up on each other!

Subscribe and comment on their channels. Tell them BlackHairOMG sent you to deliver some love!

LoveInInTheHairNoLye is a gorgeous 4b/4c natural-haired sister who uses Curls Unleashed ORS on her luscious.

Here is LoveIsInTheHairNoLye's video showing some super-cute Natural Hairstyle for corporate America. I know you'll like it!d

Did this young beautiful sista deliver or nah... I'm voting HECKY-YEAH! I loved it and I love her. So regal, so unique, so funny and so BlackHairOMG APPROVED!

Why LoveIsInTheHairNoLye's Vid Is BlackHairOMG SPOTLIGHT Worthy...

One of the main reasons this sista caught our eye is because she gives you natural hairstyle that a real person with a decent job can actually wear. LOL!

Let's be honest...

Many of these natural hairstyle videos that we see are TOO CUTE.

Still though, at the end of the video you are thinking "I LOVE IT, but does sis have a real job like me? I can't wear this to the office on Monday! Cute though girl.... Do you."

And you're still wearing the same tired hairstyles because the vid really didn't help you in REAL LIFE. As you had hoped...

Well, this young sista, who definitely deserve more than 3,000 subscribers. So go on ahead and subscribe to this young beauty! HERE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzRRShqfz5loV_-MYq6SFlQ

 

10 Reasons Why Your Hair ISN'T GROWING

Look sis, life is too-dang-short to be walkin' around with a head full of struggle strands and faulty follicles.  Ya heard me? (Birdman voice)

Be honest... Are you struggling to grow your hairs as fast as you'd like to?

Are you tired of seeing other women show off their miracle growth pics and feeling like you never really know the FULL STORY as to HOW they are growing and keeping hair such healthy, beautiful hair?

You ain't alone honey.

We get women writing in to BlackHairOMG all the time asking about certain hair growth regimens or hair health products for growth.

Well... Let's get right into it. These 10 hair growth mistakes are VERY common, and they need to stop so that your hair growth can start.

The 10 Deadly Hair Growth Sins

 #1 - Trusting Your Hair Growth To a Stylist

YOU need to take responsibility for LEARNING WHAT YOUR HAIR NEEDS. Your stylist may love you to death, but they will never care about your hair as much as you do.

Many stylists are more concerned with THEIR OWN COMFORTABLE HABITS when doing hair, often they are not willing to listen to you about what you need and then ACTUALLY DO IT.

If you insist... I guess.

You ever find yourself getting talked out of what you wanted her to do? It happens all the time. Many feel like a mama, talking to kids who don't know what's good for them.

BUT IF YOU STUDY YOUR HAIR, you will know what's good for you and you might be better off just doing it yourself.

They are not with your hair 24-7, you are. So please equip yourself with the knowledge. Test different oils, creams, regimens.

Write your experiments in a journal, track your successes and failures and piece together the PERFECT plan of action. You are your best hope for finding your hair growth keys.

 Sin #2 - Not Paying Attention To Your Hair Product Ingredients 

Avoiding harsh chemicals is a must, if you don't recognize the first 3

Great, Natural Ingredients.

ingredients on the label, it's probably not something you should put on your scalp.

An example of a GREAT ingredient list with natural and organic products that help hair instead of hurt it, she was reading the ingredient list for Fro Butter with Emu Oil. Excellent example!

 Sin #3 - Not having a WEEKLY Hair regimen

Having a weekly hair regimen that you follow gives you the STRUCTURE  and consistency needed to start growing hair like a BOSS.

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Sin #4 - Not LISTENING To Your Hair

Having a weekly hair regimen is also made for learning and being able to listen. Remember I talked about having a hair journal?

Well, when your hair screams out for a change in your regimen, change it and write down what you did. That way you are taking note when your hair speaks! Literally...

 Sin #5 - Being TOO Hands On

When your main goal is hair growth, that means your #1 goal is also hair retention.

One major enemy of hair retention is you constantly messing with your hair and manipulating it. Find low-manipulation hairstyles, and leave your hair alone to grow in peace, honey!

 Sin #6 - Not Wearing Stretched Styles Enough

When you have kinky hair it's soooo easy to get kinks and knots. Wearing stretched styles eliminates that problem.

 Sin #7 - Think Deep Conditioning Is a Special Event

No, No, No! You can deep condition every week! Don't wait til you have a hair emergency or you start feeling dryness. Deep condition weekly (or as much as possible), it's a hair saver!

 Sin #8 - You saying, "Aaah, Porosity, Smorosity... WHATEVAH..."

You need to understand your hair porosity level. You think we out here Bull-Jivín' when we bring up porosity? That is critical knowledge for understanding your specific needs when you are trying to moisturize and stay moisturized. Without proper and constant moisture..... SNAP CRACKLE POP baaaaaby. Get it together.

 Sin #9 - Using Moisturizers That Don't Match Your Hair type

This goes back to #8 a lil' bit, because how will you know the best moisturizer for your hair if you don't know what type of hair you have?

Also, if you have chemically-damaged hair from perming or dyeing that is a clue as to what types of moisturizers to use and avoid. Weather-damaged hair has different moisturizing needs as well. That's why BlackHairOMG is here to teach you what you need to know 🙂

 Sin #10 - Oiling Without Moisturizing FIRST

Where would we be without amazing hair oils??? They are a MUST, a staple, a God-send! BUUUUUTTTTT!!!!

A Big Ol' But.

OILS!!! Understand Their Role and GROW!

One MAJOR confusion many of us have is that oils actually moisturize. They do not.

Moisture comes from water, oils and nutrients and SEAL IN moisture.

Listen, very-light oils with smaller molecular particles actually penetrate your hair follicles to deliver nutrients and then seal that moisture in.

Heavier oils with larger molecular particles do not penetrate, they simply coat and seal whatever moisture you already have infused.

Either way, if you seal your hair without first infusing it with moisture through some kind of moisturizing cream, co-wash, leave-in condition, etc. It's like tying the end of a balloon that's filled with air, and expecting to see water inside afterwards.

No, if you want a water balloon, you put water in first THEN you seal the balloon. So always keep that in mind.

Oil does not moisturize, but PENETRATING OILS, like Moroccan argan oil, do super-charge your moisturized hair with healthy nutrients and seals all that goodness inside. that's a recipe for some booty-length hair if you stick to a healthy regimen.

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5 Reasons to "STOP Using Coconut Oil and Shea Butter"!

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I can hear you now.... "BLAAAAASPHEMY!!!!!!"

OK, chill out. Don't go all Wakanda warrior princess on my behind for dissin' shea butter and coconut oil. Ya hear me? Haa!

Look, before y'all come for me. Just know this...

  • 1st, you can't come for me until I send for you, that's my rule. Put some RESPECK ON IT. Lol...
  • 2nd, This Shea Butter slander aint comin' from me! So don't shoot the messenger.

STILL...

I do want this information from professional hairstylist Aeleise Jana to be heard though. Because MANY naturals still are struggling with their hair regimen.

Why?

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Because they just do what they see working for others and automatically expect the same results. Many times that's a mistake.

So, alot of y'all gonna think this sista has lost her mind because she says “Stop with the coconut oil and shea butter.”

I already know. Stop being mean sis, let her speak...

 

HEAR HER OUT FIRST! Sheesh....

Because for SOME WOMEN and their unique hair needs, maybe she has the best advice that they'll hardly ever hear anywhere else.

Who "Talking Crazy" Bout My Coconut Oil and Shea?

So let me introduce you too Aeleise Jana, she’s a professional natural hairstylist (I'll post a video from her below), Aeleise is a self-professed “Curl Geek” whose seen 100's of natural hair clients who’ve had the same common issues.

They ALL suffered from dried out, frizzy, crunchy hair.

What did they ALL have in common???

They were putting coconut oil and shea butter on their hair like it was going out of style!

Her 5 Issues w/ Coconut Oil & Shea  - SEE IF YOU AGREE!

#1 - They cause build up.

So you’re an avid user of coconut oil/shea butter and you use it religiously. Not only do you think this is the holy grail to your hair regimen, you’re probably also insistent about using sulfate-free shampoos. Often a sulfate-free shampoo or co-wash doesn’t include surfactant (cleansing) agents that are strong enough to remove gunky buildup.

Repeating this process over and over again without clarifying and soon enough you can end up suffering from permanently dry hair.

Aleise advises that reducing or eliminating the use of coconut oil and shea butter eliminates the need for harsher, more powerful shampoos.

Also, when we think of hair oils and butters, coconut and shea are among the heaviest.

So heavy, that they can create a barrier between your hair shaft and water. Aeleise says, “Shea butter and coconut oil used the way most consumers do suffocates the hair and scalp. Moisture = water. Oil= sealant. If you don’t clarify the oil layer off of the hair and allow water to get into the cuticle you’re moisturizing dry hair.”

The actual moisturizing agent, water, is being blocked from entering the cuticle. Ouch!

#2 - They lead to dry hair.

Sure, you might think that the sheen from coconut oil/shea butter you see on your hair means that it’s moisturized. Well....

According to Aeleise, “Water evaporates in 4-7 days from hair so adding coconut oil or shea butter to dry hair then co-washing or using weaker sulfate- free shampoos contributes to the experience of dry hair.”

#3 - They cause frizz.

When hair is shampooed and sealed with either coconut oil or shea, the hair is blocked from absorbing any moisture from the atmosphere. According to Aeleise, “Anything on top of that already closed cuticle seals water in and out.” In the case of coconut oil and shea butter, we are sealing water out of the hair, thus not allowing it to gain entrance to our hair strands.

She further goes on to explain, “Once the water stored in the hair evaporates [after] 4-7 days, the hair reaches out to the atmosphere for water (i.e. dry, rough, frizzy hair).”

#4 - They do not moisturize the hair.

Water=Moisture. Oil=Sealent. “There’s no need for oils (natural or petroleum based) on the hair but for sealing or lubrication. A healthy scalp contains sebaceous glands that provide a protective layer for the scalp skin. Light oils that form a protective barrier around the hair strand are fine. What’s not okay is an absorbed oil (coconut oil and shea butter) that blocks water out of the hair strand.”

#5 - They’re not water soluble.

Aeleise suggests, “alternative ingredients like aloe vera, jojoba oil, almond oil, marshmallow root, etc. that are water-soluble or able to be easily removed with a light cleanser serve the hair better. Also, a properly formulated lower ph conditioner does the job of closing the cuticle down over the water therefore sealing.”

Aeleise's "Hydrate + Define: How I Add Water To My Wash & Go"  VIDEO

Listen... She's NOT a "YouTuber", but she has made a few videos... Don't judge her advice on the fact that she doesn't use YouTube to pay her bills. It's not her focus. Helping naturals with their hair IN-PERSON is her profession... Here's the vid.

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Grow Your Hair OVERNIGHT? Results In Less Than 12 Hours???

Girl... 12 hours though??? (super side-eye laced with love though...lol)

My pappy and mammy aint raise no fool... I'll tell you DAT off the get go.

(I apologize for those who aren't acquainted with Southern Black-folk dialect, don't worry though, keep reading and Imma learnya soon enough.)

Haaaaa! (get reviews for "Wild Growth Hail Oil HERE")

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Anywhoo... Y'all ALREADY KNOW, I don't waste energy on hating anybody. Especially another beautiful sista.

I'm all about love, kisses, and well wishes.

But when I am NOT CONVINCED of what I'm being told, it IS WHAT IT IS honey. I'm not gonna fake it like a politician.

Now don't get me wrong, I believe that Erin's hair growth remedy works. In just 12 hours though?

Nah slim.... You gon' have to miss me with that jazz.

But let me show you what Erin is talkin' about and you can decide for yourself.

I'll tell you right now... A lot of women are backing her up in the video comments. Her info is getting A LOT OF LOVE.

Still... I can't tell if they are just her Stans or have actually tried this "Miracle Hair Growth Method" and had success... Anyway, here's the hair growth video...

Grow Your Hair In Less Than 12 Hours! | TESTED OVERNIGHT!

Let's Be Clear Lovelies! It DOES HELP Grow Hair OK?

Look... All of the ingredients for this hair growth mix are natural, organic and well-known to help moisturizes and strengthen hair. THAT GROWS HAIR.

I don't doubt that with consistent use of this miracle recipe for Black hair growth, it will work.

But let's Chiiiiill on the 12 hours part, OK?

That's just not reasonable to expect. And I don't want you getting your feelings hurt, Or EVEN WORSE, giving up on a good hair growth regimen because it didn't give you UNREAL results.

That's where this sista might be hurting her viewers, even though I know she's trying to help.

Anyway, check out some of the comments from her video on decide for yourself.

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Helpful Comments From Viewers - See What They Say!

  • Missy Junior comments..."The real hair growth comes from massaging your scalp with hot oil and your head tilted at a 90 degree angle. The other extra stuff isn't necessary.

I used to do it from another video on YouTube and it works the same. You do it for 1 week out of the month."

  • Keana Henry comments...
    "Never commented on YouTube videos but this little treatment has honestly been AMAZING for my hair ??????. It was all different lengths with the bottom being longest and the middle and top really short in comparison.

I tried this yesterday and the first thing I noticed was that my hair was almost twice as thick! Really wasn't expecting that. After I blow dried my hair I realised it was all pretty much the same length which is now by my shoulders!! So excited to use this treatment again in the future and take care of my hair properly."

  • Jo Young
    "Love your video! Tip: use coconut oil mixed with castor oil...sit under hair drier for 30 minutes...like a hot oil treatment and leave in over night with shower cap on, wash hair next day...i do this every other day and my hair grows like crazy...oh and i'm black...you know our hair."
  • Smart Kids
    "Is this an April fools prank. The truth is, there is no magical cream or process that will make your hair grow overnight. That not how it work."

3 Ways to Air-Dry Your Natural Hair

AIR-DRYING??? Hecks-to-the-YEAH!!!

"AIR-DRYING MY NATURAL HAIR?!?!? Awwww Hecks NAW!"

That's not what this young sista named Kiara said while showing you how to air-dry LIKE A BOSS after she used The L.O.C. Method.

Still though...

"HECKY NAW" is what a lot of folks say about air-drying and that's a mistake you MUST avoid if you want the healthiest hair possible.

Don't be scuuuuured girl, ha! When you hear the words "air-drying" do you start running for the hills?

Are you scared your hair is gonna turn into a tangled bird’s nest?

Yes? OK, well, just recognize the fact that you are trippin' right now and let's K.I.M. peeples....

For the Suburbanites among us, K.I.M. means "keep it movin''  If you speak in Ol' Otis dialect, it's KOM. (Keep On Movin')

My advice is that you listen to Ol' Otis unless you wanna get roasted, lol.

K.O.M. Russ Parr or Get Roasted By Ol' Otis

Anywaaaayz, foolishness aside.

This super-helpful video from a little-known BELOW from a cute lil' YouTuber caught my eye and I want to share her knowledge with you and hopefully get this young sista a few more subscribers.

This video tutorial will help you put the blow dryer down. Maybe not for good, but long enough to get some health back on your scalp.

Pros and Cons of Air-Drying Natural Hair

A lot of Lovelies think that they can get the same results either way, whether they are air-drying or blow-drying with heat.

So I'm gonna take a minute to break down for you the different results you get when you air dry your natural hairstyle vs. when you sit under a hood dryer and heat.

PROS:

  • With air drying your natural textured hair, you are helping your hair stay more moisturized, that's MAJOR. You see...
  • Skipping the damaging heat of the dryer is a must if you already have dry hair. And it also saves a bunch of time.
  • It's such a time-saver, you can simply wash and style your hair and go. And if you want to use the dryer to speed things up, just sit under that bad girl for maybe 5 minutes or so, and bounce.

CONS:

Nothing is perfect love... We don't promise perfection. So here are some downsides to air drying...

  • The thing that some naturals say about air-drying is that it does not leave your hair looking as polished as a blow dryer. Especially for thick type 4 hair. The thicker your hair then the longer it takes to dry, you already know girl....
  • Your hair is probably not going to be as shiny as it would be with heat drying and it might not last as long. By sitting under the dryer you reduce the amount of puffiness and frizz.
  • The dryer allows your defined curls to set much quicker which leads to a polished finished with shine. Something that is hard to get with air drying.

But liiiiisten Lovely.... YOU WILL SEE THE BENEFITS if you air-dry your hair, it's so natural and helpful. Check it out!

VIDEO TUTORIAL: 3 Ways to Air Dry Natural Hair

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For overall hair health, air-drying is something to embrace.

You won't damage the structure of your hair like you do when applying heat and your hair live to try various hairstyles that would never be achieved with burnt out, damaged hair.

Skeptical About Air-Drying Your Natural Hair?

If you’re skeptical about the benefits of drying your hair this way, I recommend doing a test trial. Section and braid/twist your hair as usual, but leave one section in the back of your hair to air dry in the way described in the video.

If you find that your hair tangles or that it simply isn’t worth the effort then you’ll only have one section to restyle.

However, I think you’ll find that these techniques will DEFINITELY help sistas with thick hair to dry their hair much more quickly than normal air-drying tactics,  and will also effectively prep your hair for stretched full natural hairstyles whenever you want.