I’m officially back and I’m too hype. I been on a hiatus after my second pregnancy with baby Christian. One thing that fell on the back of my list was taking care of my hair. If your hair has been on your back list to check out how to get your hair back to life after it’s been neglected. Even though I hate going through this stage where I am not able to take time for myself as you probably know my little one needs me the most during these stages.
If you are reading this and hung in there with us. Thank you so much. Bianca/business partner has truly been amazing in holding it down during some difficult times the first couple of weeks the baby was born. Now, it’s back to helping with more tips, tricks and how to get your hair looking fabulous.
Even though I been on this protective style binge. I been definitely keeping my eye on some styles that I’m ready to get my hands in. The weather is starting to get colder well at least it’s suppoused to be ,and this is the time where I want to focus more on getting my styles to last longer. If you haven’t already check out our 21 days to healthy hair challenge that will end in one week until it will be sold. Tips and tricks to grow healthy hair right in your inbox here. Now, that i been through a second dose of postpartum where my edges are literally gone. This is one of the worst parts of postpartum recovery for me. My edges seem to disappear and my hair looks a little thinned out. I have realized the hairstyles to avoid during this post partum period.
1) Bantu Knots
I tried the whole l Bantu knots turned into a cute wave look but turned into a what the hell were you thinking, tangled mess look. Far from the look I was going for and a pain in the butt to comb through too. I should have realized this but I rather me go through the mistakes so you don’t have too. Bantu knots during shedding is a no. Then I tried to go through each knot turn it clockwise the whole shebang and my behind I had the nerve to try and fluff it out. Lol a I had to do too much manipulation to it that I ended up going straight to my less than ten minute looks.
2) Flat Ironing
During the post partum period my hair is extra fragile due to the hair shedding so putting heat on your hair can make it even worse. The first pregnancy I tried to straighten my hair” ummm lets just say Iit was a battle between my comb and I. I up having all my hair coming out in the comb instead of being on my head.” And of course could be my lack of flat ironing skills that I still have not yet to perfect or do I ever plan to perfect. Simply putting heat in my hair is going to be too much when my hair is a fragile state. The second pregnancy to attempt to cut my postpartum shedding time I went to a professional hairstylist in the DMV area (Alexandria,VA) Latonya King who cut it how I wanted and also flat iron my hair. You can book her here
3) Taut Styles
Of course this style is a no no to do to often but especially when your edges and hair is even more fragile it can really take a toll on your hair. Experimenting with styles while in the early stages of postpartum shedding which is generally after three-months. Styles such as puffs,tight top knots, anything that holds your edges extremely tight step far away from those styles. Taut styles when your edges are sensitive seem to push the hairline back farther. If you need to know what styles you can do try the ones below.
These styles give your edges and hair a break until your hair starts getting back to normal and acting right. Make sure to sign up for our email list for inspiration, tips, tricks to take your natural hair experience to the next level.
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Let me know below. What are the hairstyles you avoid when your edges need a break?