Medium density hair can be deceiving. Depending on the method used to style and how frequently it’s straightened, this texture is often mistaken for trained hair, which is often damaged by relaxers or burnt straight from thermal styling. When air-dried, this texture can be mistaken for dense hair because the new growth is so much thicker than the ends. Trying to balance the two textures can be challenging without making it look limp (or heavy) when you choose straightened styles. This process shouldn’t be done more than twice a month on reduced heat. Natural sets will most likely need to have the straight ends cut off, or the hair will need to be done on a natural set. Straight ends will require a rod to be added to match the texture. Moisture will be your best friend with this density. The environment, and lifestyle, will determine what style is most appropriate.
This texture needs to air dry and absorb most of the moisture before adding 10DRIL and OLIVETTE for styling. You want to maximize fullness otherwise the texture will look heavy and lifeless. Apply a small amount of 10DRIL to the hair before it is manipulated and set under a heated dryer for a finished look. There is no reason to set this texture unless it’s burnt straight. Use a little OLIVETTE to fluff and style and only re-apply when it looks dry.
With this texture you must start with a perfectly clean head of hair. Residue will weigh the hair down. A dollop of 10DRIL should be added to get a weightless airy flow to hair. If you use too much product the hair will be heavy and weigh the curls down.