Hey all. I joined because I really would like to see more about natural hair and I thought my first post should be a helpful tip:I have natural hair but I keep it straightened - I get it straightened about once a month or once a month and a half. It's pretty hard to do that and keep my hair moisturized but last week I stumbled upon a product called Bonacure Moisture Kick Balm or whatever and I've been applying it to my hair every other day - no reversion and oh my god my hair is actually soft! Even if you don't straighten your hair, I reccommend it! My hair gets dry really easily and even when I would apply water it would make no real difference by the time it dried up on my hair.It was about $16 at my beauty supply - you may be able to find it cheaper online.
I've been toying with the idea of being a "straight hair natural" for a solid year. Do you worry about damage? also may I ask about your strand density. I have annoying fine strands that get damaged just looking at a flat iron so if I go ahead there's no turning back lol
I've been a straight natural since I was about 11, so, the damage has come, ha, but, its all in how you manage it and the sensitivity of your hair. Do you mean how dense my hair is or how thick my individual hair strands are? My strands individually are medium, but the strands are pretty densely packed in.I know I am damaging my hair to an extent but I try to counteract the negative effects such as the dryness that I already naturally have being compounded by the heat - thus the Bonacure, ha. My mom has pretty fine hair and is also a straight natural - she just doesn't press her hair very hard and oils her hair, keeps it up, etc.