Thursday, March 10, 2011

Let's Talk About Day 1 (and 2) Hair

I've been natural for almost a year now (April 5, 2011 will be my anniversary). And I've learned many things in my natural journey. One thing I know without a doubt is that I am not a fan of Day 1--or even Day 2--hair.

You've heard me mention this before on this blog in passing but, I decided to have a post dedicated to this topic.

Day 1 hair is associated with:
1. Super defined look - I know some people love that super-defined look but, I am not a big fan of it. I find myself seperating my hair so much when I first take down my braids or twists in order to achieve my fuller, more natural look.
2. No emphasis on the true texture of the hair - This goes back to the hair being super defined. Because of this the true texture is not really shown. I don't fight frizz, I embrace frizz. Its simply beautiful to me.
3. Too much of a sheen:-/ Yeah, I said it. I mean I want my hair to have a nice sheen but, sometimes I think it just looks too relaxed-like. Its hard to explain but, I hope you get my drift.

Its not that I hate Day 1 hair, it just isn't my favorite day of my twist-outs or braid-outs. I don't like that super defined, not quite natural looking look of my hair. Now, as for Day 3 and on up...I LOVE it. That's when the true texture starts coming to the forefront and it just looks glorious!


  1. I totally agree - I love my hair two or more days after I've washed it. Because I stretch it every night, it becomes fuller and fluffier each day, whereas the day and the day after I wash, it isn't really that full or fluffy. The only day I hate after that is the day before washing, because, well, my hair is ick, lol.

  2. IKR! I must agree with you on that ick day!!

  3. I also agree! My reason mainly because 1. my hair always feels a bit lifeless and it takes about two days of twists to get it looking healthy and full of life! 2. My hair is always much more stretched right before a wash and then after it, I'm back to square one. lol
    Sometimes I get tempted to not wash on wash day...
    Thanks for sharing sis!

  4. By the way, I love the new background and header picture!! I see you're totally ready for spring ;)

  5. So true, Funbi! The day before wash day, my hair be on point! But, I just can't not wash my hair.

    And thank you about the new blog look! I am so ready for spring!!

  6. Nice pictures,have you heard about the Take Down Remover Cream? The product is specifically designed to detangle and remove braids, extensions, twists and dreadlocks.

    The Take Down Remover makes it so much easier to remove these hair styles-that way women won't dread the whole take down process whether they have natural hair or not.

    The Take Down cream softens all the knots or clumps of matted bits at the roots like butter-which prevents breakage. Especially around the hairline.

    Conditioners were not created to remove braids, weaves, extensions or dreadlocks-the instructions on the bottle are evident of that fact. We could save so much of our hair if we used the product that is aptly titled for the process we are doing