After spending countless hours on YouTube watching beauty tutorials, I had to take the time out to shout out some of my favorite natural hair vloggers . These ladies are truly talented individuals that have the charisma and knowlege that leads to an instant subscriptions.
MyInvisibleChristals: Discussing everything from chemical peels to food recipes, this youtube channel completely runs the gamut. I found the channel when while looking for reviews on chemical peels for skin of color and instantly loved her southern charm and wit.
Whoissugar: One of my first YouTube subscriptions. I came across the channel while scouring the web for natural hair inspiration and instantly subbed, great hair and laughter to say the least.
xoDVF: Describing herself as the “bastard lovechild of Mother Theresa and Machiavelli dressed in Margiela” Desiree fosters a conversation of spiritual enlightenment while advocating for beauty inside and out. I subbed after watching her video on the wonders of onion juice for hair growth. Coupled with great vibes and an original prospective xoDVF ‘s channel is a definite go .
Donedo : One of my latest additions, Donna channel is dedicated to her natural hair journey and she is making it a fabulous one every step of the way. I subbed after watching her “Best Twist Out Ever” video, a definite must see. Her channel features great hairstyles and makeup looks.
Lately, I have been wearing my hair out more often being that I have final learned how to maintain my length without having to do so much protective styling (which to me has be been a major accomplishment). However, a couple of months ago I began to notice splitting in the middle of my hair shaft. Mid shaft spits are just like split ends but instead of starting at the ends of your hair they begin in the middle. This can be very problematic for those trying to maintain length and can lead to excessive breakage.
Having been natural long enough I knew my best bet was to braid my hair up until I could figure out what was the problem. Having conquered single strand knots and split ends I was confident I would solve the latest hair issue. After months of observation and research I was able to confirm that it was the seam of my comb that was causing the splits.
What are the seams of a comb?
Most combs are made is by a mold. The mold has 2 parts, which are clamped together, and then the plastic is poured in to bond them together. Because the mold has 2 parts a seam is formed from a tiny bit of the plastic making its way into the cracks. This seam can snag your curls when combing and over time can lead to mid shaft splits.
Is your comb seamless ?
To test to see if your comb is seamless, run your nail along the edge you should be able to feel them.
1. Finger combing your hair. Since the comb is causing the problem the instant solution would be to stop combing your hair and start using your fingers. Although it is time consuming its better in the long run (length retention!).
2. DIY Solution Filing Down your comb (TUTORIAL COMING SOON).It’s the seams on the “teeth” that cause an issue. You can just take a nail file and file them down.
3. Buy a Seamless comb. I know I’m always hesitant to buy something new if there is a DIY version but this is an investment that is well worth it. My favorite is the Hercules Sägemann mini star 5610 . Since it seems to be damn near impossible to find a seamless comb ( even in nyc ) I had to get mine online at http://www.hotcombs.net/.
If you know of any local spots that sell them feel free to comment below.
They say it takes 21 days to create a habit, well I think I’m stubborn enough to need 31. If you skim through this blog you can clearly see that consistency is a weakness of ours. Although we have great ideas and a lot of information to share sometimes life just gets in the way.
With that said in honor of my birthday month (Leos stand up), I have decided to join Awesomely Luvvie’s August Blog challenge and challenge myself to blog everyday for a month. So bookmark and follow me on this journey of perseverance and self-discovery as I muse about all things Fabbylous.