This density can be extremely challenging and the most feared. This texture is the most diverse of them all, and can be very rewarding once it is mastered. Like all of the other densities, it is imperative that the hair is not straightened too often. This density will make you put more strain in the hair trying to get it under control. At the same time, if there are two separate textures due to heat damage or relaxers, it will easily break off. This density takes the longest to dry (no matter what the curl pattern) and it’s the most difficult to cleanse. On the flip side, it is AMAZING once styling and maintenance techniques are mastered.
Like all of the dense textures this one is extremely vulnerable to heat damage because it is deceiving to the untrained eye; a dime size or less of SAS is all that’s needed on towel dried hair. A quick blow dry with good tension from a blow out brush to stretch the roots is the best way to achieve straightness. Be sure to get the scalp dry completely because it often tends to hold the excess water. Use OLIVETTE daily or as needed for moisture and shine.
For this texture use a dollop of 10DRIL on extremely wet hair and comb it through from roots to ends. Let it air dry on its natural texture (or set it for a desired look), but make sure it’s completely dry before manipulating into style. Add 10DRIL to dry style for control and piecing it apart for definition. Use OLIVETTE as needed for shine and moisture.
Shop Anika Lee Thompson to get this look