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mOST OF US NATURALS LOVE A GOOD TWIST-OUT RIGHT? IT’S A CUTE STYLE AND EASY TO ACHIEVE. BUT TRY NOT TO GET ADDICTED TO THE WAY YOUR HAIR LOOKS WITH A TWIST-OUT OR ANY OTHER STYLE. DON’T FEEL LIKE YOUR NATURAL HAIR IS “BETTER” THIS WAY. REMEMBER THAT IT’S A STYLE; NOT YOUR NATURAL HAIR TEXTURE. I DON’T WANT YOU TO GET CAUGHT UP IN LOVING YOUR HAIR A CERTAIN WAY AND BEGIN HATING THE WAY IT LOOKS WITHOUT A CERTAIN STYLE OR PRODUCT. THAT IN MANY WAYS IS LIKE HAVING A RELAXER AND LOVING YOUR HAIR STRAIGHT BUT NOT IT’S NATURALLY CURLY OR KINKY TEXTURE. OF COURSE, YOU ARE FREE TO DO WHAT YOU WANT WITH YOUR HAIR BUT BE CAREFUL NOT TO LOCK NEW CHAINS ON YOURSELF AFTER BEING RELEASED FROM THE BONDAGE OF THE CHEMICAL STRAIGHTENER. YOU CAN HAVE THE SAME STRESSES AS YOU DID WHEN YOU HAD A RELAXER…BEING TERRIFIED OF HUMIDITY OR RUNNING FROM THE RAIN LIKE YOU’RE THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST, ALL SO YOU CAN TO SAVE THE STYLE. NATURAL HAIR IS SUPPOSED TO ALLOW YOU TO BE FREE FROM FEELING LIKE YOUR HAIR ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH THE WAY IT IS NATURALLY. TWIST-OUTS, BANTU-KNOT OUTS, AND BRAID OUTS ARE GREAT STYLES. JUST REMEMBER THAT THEY ARE STYLES AND YOUR NATURAL TEXTURE IS MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN ALL OF LAT. DON’T GET ME WRONG, I LOVE A GOOD TWIST-OUT BUT I’M CAREFUL NOT TO SLIP INTO FEELING LIKE MY HAIR NEEDS TO LOOK WAVY/CURLY ALL THE TIME. OUTSIDERS CAN MAKE YOU FEEL THAT WAY SOMETIMES. SOME FOLKS ONLY COMPLIMENT ME WHEN MY HAIR IS IN A WELL-DEFINED TWIST-OUT BUT I MAKE SURE I DON’T GET CAUGHT UP IN THAT. AT ONE POINT I DID BUT I HAD TO PUT MYSELF IN CHECK. I’M BLACK AND MY HAIR IS KINKY NATURALLY AND THAT’S OKAY. IN FACT, IT’S MORE THAN OKAY, IT’S BOOTIFUL!  NEVER FEEL LIKE YOU NEED A PRODUCT OR STYLE TO MAKE YOUR HAIR “BETTER”. IT’S BOMB THE WAY IT IS!

TODAY, I WORE A WASH’N GO. I USED SHEA MOISTURE’S CURL SOUFFLE FOR MOISTURE (NOT DEFINITION B/C IT GIVES ME NONE) AND I SEALED MY HAIR WITH OLIVE OIL.

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THROW IT UP, THROW IT UP! *RIHANNA VOICE* I THINK I WAS ABOUT TO TOUCH MY HAIR. IT LOOKS LIKE I’M DOING A YOGA POSE OR INDIAN DANCE OR SOMETHING…IT CAME OUT KINDA COOL.

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I WEAR TWIST-OUTS OFTEN BECAUSE IT ALLOWS MY HAIR TO DRY AND SET IN A STYLE WITHOUT MATTING TOGETHER. I DON’T HAVE THE KINKIEST TEXTURE BUT IT CAN HIT BRILLO PAD STATUS IN CERTAIN AREAS IF I’M NOT CAREFUL. I’M SURE MOST OF Y’ALL CAN RELATE. THIS IS THE REASON WHY I DON’T WEAR TONS OF WASH ‘NO GOS EVEN THOUGH I LOOOVE THEM. MY HAIR WILL GET SUPER TANGLED AND I LOSE SO MUCH MORE HAIR THE NEXT TIME I DETANGLE; THIS IS DUE TO MY HAIR GETTING SO TANGLED FROM THE WILDNESS OF THE ‘FRO. THE STRANDS KNOT AND WRAP AROUND EACH OTHER WHILE IT’S IN THIS LOOSE STATE. WEARING TWIST-OUTS ARE LOGICAL FOR ME SO I WON’T LOSE TONS OF HAIR UNNECESSARILY. I STILL TRY TO GET MY HAIR AS BIG AS POSSIBLE WITH TWIST-OUTS AND I EMBRACE THE FRIZZ AND PUFFINESS. I PREFER MY HAIR HUGE AND WILD BUT I CAN’T WEAR IT IN WASH ‘N GOS REGULARLY. IT’S COOL THOUGH..I ENJOY THE DAYS I CAN.

DO YOU HAVE THIS ISSUE WITH WASH ‘N GOS?  DO YOU THINK YOU MAY BE ADDICTED TO TWIST-OUTS?

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