Black hair is a mystery to non-Blacks. It takes hours to wash and style. One reason most Black women with my hair type endure the process only once every 5-10 days. It may also explain why Black women stay away from swimming. Usually, I pay to get my hair done. However, COVID-19 changed that. It made my budget much tighter.
Today, I will do my hair and share my hair care secrets. Surprisingly, doing my hair requires more steps than running a 5K and sometimes a 10K.
Last evening, after my grandson left, I gently untwisted my hair, careful not to pull or break strands that became tangled. Once my hair was loose, I divided it into seven sections using small hair ties. The process took less than an hour.
Secrets to black hair care
Removed hair ties and, with a wide-toothed comb, detangled my hair in sections before washing.
Starting Step Count: 425 Pulse 59
Hair washed, conditioned, and pat dry. It’s ready for styling.
For ease, I divided my hair into large sections, which I twisted. Starting at the top of my neck in back, I twisted tiny sections of my hair.
Step Count: 2469 Pulse 102
I am almost half way done.
Step Count: 6667 Pulse 115
Did It! Exercise is any form of sustained movement that raises the pulse. Today, I worked my fingers, so much so, my left fingers cramped up for a few seconds toward the end.
Final Step Count: 12,037 Pulse 96
How do you like the results? Doing my own hair is like running a 10K.