My son was home from college for a week during the holidays. He is a young man with natural hair. By that I mean that he has grown his hair out, and there are no chemical processes applied. He often wears it in an afro, twists, or just a nappy look (which I adore). Everyone thinks that my natural hair knowledge/practice started with my daughter but it really began with my sons, her older brothers. My oldest son wore corn rows and sometimes comb coils from the time he was 8 till he was about 13 and guess who installed them most of the time?? ME! By the time my daughter came along I already had an idea of what to do with her hair, because I had practiced on my boys. When my baby son asked for twists so that he can start growing locs I jumped right in!
He goes to college in California and spends most days on the beach when he is not practicing and playing for his schools football team. His hair was very dry from wearing football helmets and swimming in the ocean. His scalp, however, looked very healthy.
First I washed his hair with Jessicurl Cleansing Cream. After rinsing I followed with Jessicurl Too Shea Extra Moisturizing Conditioner with a little of the Jessicurl Deep Conditioner mixed in. (His hair was screaming for moisture so I left it in for about 10 minutes before rinsing it out.)
Once his hair was rinsed I immediately began twisting. His hair is long enough to twist so I grabbed hair as opposed to parting. I applied Sistah Buttah All Natural Shea Butter Blend to his scalp and to my finger tips as I twisted. I used a spritz made of water, a squirt of Kinky Curly Knot Today, and a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a spray bottle to keep his hair moist as I twisted.
This is the finished product I advised him to not get it wet and to find a stylist that specializes in locs when he gets back to Cali. (If you know any loc styists in the Monterrey, CA area drop the info in the comments!)
I don’t know how long or if he will maintain this, but I do like that fact that he is exploring his naturalness and trying new things and not afraid to be different. I don’t think that there is enough information available online for YOUNG MEN with natural hair so I appreciate him allowing me to chronicle our session for you.