6 Reasons Why Following “Hair Twin” Bloggers/Vloggers Isn’t Helpful
Just when you thought you’ve found your “hair twin”( an individual who has the exact or similar curl pattern/texture) guess again! Natural hair isn’t that cut and dry and simply finding your “curl twin” on YouTube isn’t going to solve all of your natural hair problems.
Numerous naturals get this wrong. Your curl texture isn’t how loose or tight your curls are or how smooth or rough your hair is. In fact, your curl pattern tells you absolutely nothing about your hair. It’s like how having brown or green eyes doesn’t tell you anything about how well you can or can’t see.
Here are 6 reasons why following bloggers/vloggers who share your curl pattern isn’t very helpful at all:
1. Your texture is not like hers.
Texture is linked to the size of your hair strands’ diameter which is categorized by fine, medium or coarse. Determining your texture is as simple as imagining if your hair were pasta. Would your hair be angel hair, spaghetti or linguini? Determining your hair texture will be very helpful in developing a routine to properly care for your hair.
For example, according to Aeleise Jana, Natural Stylist and Co-Founder of the #30dayhairdetox, fine hair is “..the most fragile, has the smallest diameter, processes easy with heat or chemicals and the easiest to over process, get heat damage and over manipulate.”
2. Y’all don’t have the same porosity.
Porosity. It’s the biggest buzz word in natural hair right now. Porosity is the ability for the hair to absorb liquids, creams and chemicals. If you have low porosity and your “hair twin” has medium porosity you guys aren’t twins and these very different elements may require different products, application methods and technique. There are even cases where some people have multiple porosities.