Hey Hey! Thank God it’s Friday. I honestly can’t explain the excitement I’m feeling this Friday, maybe it’s because my 100 days of fasting will be over today or maybe I’m just excited about my hair.
I finally found my hair type, it’s a 4a!
Now let’s go into details.
Hair Type – 4a with very tight coils at the edges, crown, middle, sides but looser curls at the lower part of my head. I’m still waiting for it to grow out completely.
Density – Medium density at the sides, edges and back, high density at the middle and front.
Porosity – Highly porous at the sides and edges, they get dry easily, then low – medium porosity at the middle. It takes about an hour for my hair to dry after washing.
Width – My hair is predominately fine but I discovered that the hair at my edges towards the back of my hair are completely coarse.
Length – Currently my hair measures about 1 and half inches.
What’s New – Well, to deep condition my hair, I use raw aloe vera gel from the plant, my Vitale Hair Mayonnaise and raw coconut oil (in this order) and I’ve noticed my curls pop even more than when I used the hair mayo ordinary. Also, I seal my ends with shea butter after using Organic’s Kids Detangling Lotion. The shea butter acts as my heavy sealant since my ends get dry easily. Also I got a wig! (whoop!)
In Conclusion – I’ve decided not to comb my hair until wash days, if you know the process your hair goes through by using a comb, you might just change your orientation about combs generally lol.
To get what a type 4a hair looks like, picture a regular bohemian weave with just smaller and tighter curls. I tried to get pictures of my curls from the roots, bear with me, this was my best.
My hair is 3 months, a week and a day old. It still breaks, but I guess that’s something I have to live with for now since it’s fine.
All in all, I’ve seen an improvement in the health of my hair, even though I haven’t gotten to my hair goal of 2″ by the third month, healthy hair beats anything.
Does anyone know a very good (and affordable) leave in conditioner I can use based on my hair properties listed above? Do leave a comment, thanks.