Hey Fran! I'm a year and half into my transitioning and I've noticed some breakage at the point of transition, especially in the back, and I think it may be because my hair is too dry. Normally, I wash my hair once a week and that's it, but I'm thinking of starting to condition my hair in between washes maybe once or twice a week. Would you recommend that I use the same conditioner that I use when I wash my hair or a different product? Thank you so much!
Hey! Congrats on transitioning for so long! My mom just big chopped yesterday after transitioning for 10 months, so I know how hard it is! What are you using as a moisturizer and how often? It’s definitely breaking due to dryness. My mom didn’t suffer from any breakage because I had her using nutrient rich moisturizers (Camille Rose Moisture Butter) on a daily basis. Conditioning will help, of course, but you want to focus on the proper hydration of your hair when its dry!
Hey Fran! I was wondering what you thought of Burt's Bees products or if you've triend anything from them. They say that they are all natural to be honest, I trust you a little more than them. Haha
Haha! It’s definitely a brand you can trust. It just didn’t do anything for me. I tried the skin care line and my skin didn’t improve much. The hair products weren’t for my hair type, either. But that doesn’t mean you’ll have the same results! I’ve seen some great reviews on YouTube. I do love love their clove lip balm, though! I swear by it!
I just wanna say you such an inspiration! You've really inspired me to began eating healthier and treating my body right. Today I jogged 4 miles, and I'm gonna try to do that daily! I also made my first homemade smoothie today! :D I'm going to the Farmer's Market this weekend to buy fresh fruits and veggies, and my days of eating fried foods stop today! I'm so glad I came across your blog. You're amazing!
That is a beautiful thing! Thank you for this message! I’m happy you’re happy <3 <3
Hey! I'm in the air force and I've been using a leave in and Eco styler gel in my hair forever all I do is pull my thick curly hair into a ponytail with slicked back edges cause it's short enough it doesn't need to be in a bun. Lately my edged are thinning, scalp is dry and hair is flaking a lot when I use the Eco styler gel. Do you have any product or styling suggestions
Are you into making your own products? Flaxseed Gel will give you the same hold without causing any breakage (since the ingredients are healthier). This is how you make it. And a sack of flaxseeds will yield you months and months worth of gel so you’ll be saving tons of money, too! As far as styling, try not to slick your hair back often. It’s too stressful for our edges. Check out Around The Way Curls on YouTube for awesome styling ideas and tutorials!
What are some products/tools to get bigger hair? I already have big hair, but the bigger the better!
I know most people use a diffuser attachment on their blow dryer, for some extra volume! You just have to be careful not to do it too often. It can be drying. For me, the less product I use the more volume I have. Have you tried the Knot Today leave-in by Kinky Curly (sold at Target)? I get obnoxiously big hair with it since it’s such a light product!
Hi Fran, I watched your video on how you sealed your hair and tried it the other night, and my curls came out beautifully :) Thank you so much for sharing! I live in Germany, and it's really hard to take care of my hair here, but I'm learning. However, I'm not sure how the process works, are you supposed to seal your hair daily or once a week? Although my curls were still defined the day after I sealed it, it looked a little dry. Thanks :)
I’m glad you found it helpful :) Resealing is going to be different for every head of hair. I only reseal my ends every other day but there are people who reseal their entire head. If your hair felt dry then def restore that moisture and seal as needed!
I spotted a caucasian girl with fierce blue ends and I asked her where she had them done. she said she did it chalk pastels. according to my 'stylish sources' (friends who work at Sephora, lol) temporary color with chalk pastels are the new thing. I haven't been able to find anything about chalk pastels for natural hair online or if I can stick to my regimen with them in. Have you heard anything?
I’ve seen a few naturals in NY with it and of course I stopped to ask them about the process. Most of them admitted it is extremely drying and will stain everything on and around you! Otherwise, they seemed pretty happy with the results. It’s def super pretty!
Hey Fran! I used the Aztec Indian Healing Clay mask instead of shampoo last week. I would normally need to wash again with normal shampoo but I think I can go another week before washing again! I love this stuff and it's less time consuming than shampooing (to me). The only downside was that it was difficult to remove from my scalp. Do you have this problem? How can I prevent this from happening?
Isn’t it amazing? I’m glad you love! Did you mix enough liquid with it? Maybe you applied it while it was still too chunky? I’ve never had that problem so i’m not sure. Massage your scalp with it! Don’t cake it on!
Hey fran! I love your youtube channel and your blog ( I'm checking it everyday like a stalker lol) One question: I want to trimm my hair but I have no idea how to do it! My hair has the same texture as yours, perhaps a bit curlier..I want to cut off my dead ends and have an even hairstyle.. can you help me? thanks! :)
Haha! Thank you <3 I only trim my hair once a year and I always go to a salon that specializes in curly hair, so it can be thorough! If you want to do it yourself, try looking up YouTube tutorials and make sure to buy shears that are specifically for hair!