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.
A small dollop of 10DRIL and OLIVETTE is applied when hair is wet and set on a **manipulated curl (coil, two-strand, loc). The longer the set stays in, the longer the style holds. Moisturize with OLIVETTE for daily maintenance and reset any areas that get frizzy too fast. If you are a person that will wear the set for an extended period of time, be sure to remove twists after a week in order to avoid tangling.
This texture is tricky. While it looks thick and has great elasticity, it’s extremely vulnerable to heat damage. It is imperative that the texture is completely balanced from roots to ends. It easily reverts with moisture and tangles with the slightest manipulation; but its one of the easiest to straighten. Apply 1/2 dime size of SAS to damp hair, covering from roots to ends concentrating on the back and sides first. Blowout on a cool air to stretch out the curl, then switch to a high heat to straighten. Add another smear of SAS (along with OLIVETTE) at the end for control, definition, and shine.