Beauti Scoop kicked back up this month from 11-12pm for a beauty break with master cosmetologist, Key Glover. Key is the lead hairstylist of FroFashion Week and has been featured in ESSENCE Magazine, MHE Magazine and Styles for Life Magazine. In this month’s twitter chat we wanted to get down to the root of natural hair care, debunking some of the myths of natural maintence as well as hair tips, products and styling.
ATM: Q1. Why do you think women are opting to do the big chop?
Key: Because there is the virsitility in natural hairstyles and they don’t fear letting go of relaxed hair. More freedom and more options!
ATM: Q2. If you shave your hair are you REALLY natural or does relaxer stay in your hair follicles for a period of time?
Key: Yes, you are really natural if you shave down to the new growth or to the scalp…you ARE natural!
ATM: Q3. In your professional Opinion, what’s the biggest misconception about being “natural”?
Key: Lol! That you have to have a certain hairstyle while being natural and if you straighten your hair, you are not natural–which is false!
ATM: Q4. What is co-washing and what is the benefit…or is their a benefit?
Key: Co-washing is wetting the hair and using conditioner to cleanse and moisturize your scalp and hair which should refresh your natural tresses. I personally don’t suggest it nor believe there is a benefit. Clean scalp and hair with shampoo and conditioner=healthy hair!
ATM: Q5. Does flat-ironing naturally kinky curly hair damage the curl patten and should you this method sparingly?
Key: No it doesn’t damage the particular texture if done properly. Yes. Use it sparingly if you plan to wear more natural styles. If afraid of wave pattern changing, straighten when getting a trim or a particular cut.
ATM: Q6. There are so many products on the market for natural hair. What do you recommend we use to maintain moisture?
Key: Yes there are…hair repair by ORS, Curls Unleashed Moisture Conditioner and Shea Moisture, Design Essentials express moisture conditioner.
ATM: Q7. Do satin scarves/pillowcases really protect our natural hair from breakage and dryness?
Key: Yes, they do help with preserve your natural oils. Cotton extracts the oils from the body and hair.
ATM: Q8. How do you suggest a woman transition from relaxed to natural hair? Weave, braids, big chop?
Key: Whatever is more comfortable for the client…I highly suggest that the client walks through this journey with a professional that specializes in natural hair and textures. Very important!!!
ATM: Q9. Can you please define texture and wave pattern?
Key: Sure. Wave pattern are define as straight, wavy, & curly. Texture is defined fine, medium, and coarse.
ATM: Q10. What are some suggestions about styling fine hair?
Key: Ok. Great question. Suggestions for fine hair are rodsets, braid outs, or two strands sets. These styles create volume.
ATM: Q11. Can you explain what it means to be naturally straight?
Key: Of course, Naturally straight is when a professional uses a ceramic flat iron to straighten your naturarual hair.
ATM: Q12. Can you give us 5 essential keys to maintaining healthy, beautiful tresses?
Key: 1. Shampoo 2. Condition. 3. Use a Hair Steamer 4. trim every 6-8 weeks 5. Eat healthy and take care of your body, soul, and spirit.
Key Glover is located at Zero Gravity Salon 1534 Howell Mill Rd. Atlanta, GA | www.keyessentialshair.com|@keyessentials
What are your burning natural hair care questions?