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Humidity: A Love Hate Relationship

by Evenes Ruth Mafupa

Hey folks. I am loving how my hair appears fuller in this all-week-raining going on in Johannesburg. At least today there is some sunshine but the air is quite humid and my tresses are loving it. Oh forgot to mention, I was in twists, kind of medium twists for about a week and a half. I took them out last night and am wearing my hair out today. What I loved about the twists I had this time is they took me about an hour to install and less than an hour to take down. Because I only had them in for a short period of time, it took less than 30 minutes to decently detangle using a leave-in conditioner. Yes I was really sad to take them down so soon. I will explain later. First, this is how I am wearing my hair today. Kind of love the body and how my hair feels in this humid weather. My hair feels soft, well moisturised, healthy and everything just feels so good. This is the love part of my relationship with humid weather

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And now the hate part. While my hair is loving the humidity with all the moisture going on, the shrinkage is massive. I will not talk about frizz because that is the nature of my natural hair in humid weather. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind shrinkage that much. I just kind of run out of ideas on how to style my hair in a way that suits my face and types my style. I would not worry about this any other time. Knowing how I love twists, be they mini, medium or chunky, I would just do me some twists and I would be fine. But now, my hair needs some sunshine and less humidity in order to hold a real good twist out. The thing is I am going for a photo shoot on Saturday and I will need a twist out as a base for my planned hairstyle. I do not want to have to wear a puff. I also do not want to do a pinned up do although that may be my only other option if it rains this Saturday. Maybe I have to comb pinterest for ideas hey. Eish. You know what, humidity and natural hair is indeed a love hate relationship. Anyway, I am going to have to work with what is there.

Enjoy the rest of your week and have a blessed weekend.

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