2.Do your ends feel brittle and hard?
3.Are your ends frizzy and rough?
4.How's your curl definition ?(well moisturized curls are usually defined curls)
The above pics are of my naked hair. To be honest, I was surprised by how well defined my curls were. I'd co-washed with a homemade conditioner and had yet to apply products. When I checked out my hair in the mirror, I was truck by how healthy my hair actually seemed. Since my big chop, I've been anxious for my hair to grow and hoping I was caring for it properly. Seeing the difference in the way my hair looks and feels without any product was wonderful. What does all this have to with healthy curls? Actually, it has a lot to do with it. Taking a curl assessment is an essential step in the road to healthy curls. Once you find out what areas your curls need a little extra care in, you can tailor your routine to one that's best for your hair.
In my case, the hair is fine, but my scalp isn't digging something. That tells me that I need to concentrate on soothing my scalp while keeping it clean. See those stringy things on some of my ends? Yep, you guessed it. They're relaxed ends that escaped the big chop. I took care of that when I put it in coils. The remaining stringy ends stood out which made them easier to cut off. An assessment is relatively easy. You figure out what your hair needs be it protein, moisture, or a simple trim. NO one knows your hair as well as you do, so you would know best what's for your hair. All you have to do is listen to your hair. Stay tuned for part two!
Later Days Curl Chaserz,