5. Work on your application and technique.
Application and technique are the playground of trial and error. Here is where your lab work begins, this is where the products you choose are battle tested and where your technique becomes ever important to achieving hair success. It’s not about whether you used the LOC or LCO it’s about knowing and understanding elements like your surface texture (the appearance or feel of your hair), density (the amount of hair per square inch) and your porosity (how well your hair absorbs liquids).
Getting a handle on your technique and application will make this natural hair thing much easier.
6. Be mindful of your water quality and climate.
Water quality and climate play a huge part in not only our styling choices but they also impact the types of products we use. For example, those living in cities such as Chicago and LA have to deal with excessively hard water. Hard water contains minerals that can cling to the hair and not only create buildup but add on to the buildup that is already on the hair.
As for climate, someone living in Arizona would need totally different products than someone living in Detroit. Humidity, dew points and temperature can cause certain products to behave and perform differently.
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