What five years of flat ironed natural hair looks like:
As mentioned before, I did get my hair straightened this weekend, along with a much needed trim. I decided after my first flat iron last year, I would visit the salon once a year to a trim and straighten. On Instagram I shared a sneak peek photo...
I walked into the salon with a very old bantu knot out I turned into a low puff.
|After the wash and condition|
She then blow dried my hair using the tension method and flat ironed small pieces. Overall the entire process took about two hours...not too bad!
I loved the way it turned out and I also realized, and the stylist confirmed it for me, I have very fine strands. While there are many strands, they are fine. My natural styles always appear thick because my curl pattern is very tight and densely packed together.
I think my hair grew a few inches over the last 10 months, but I probably lost some of that during the trim, but I don't mind. I'll take healthy hair over length any day. My next trip to the salon probably won't be until fall 2016.