Curlfriends, we’re not talking about the area of your home that provides a stove, fridge and cereal boxes. We’re talking about the tightest of curls that seem to keep traveling down the nape of your neck around the hairline and behind your ears.
These curls that some refer to as the kitchen, is the most unattractive part of the going back to natural process. This is the unmanageable area of the head that if we were are able to, would do anything possible to not expose it’s evil existence.
My hairline as you can see is a horrible vision. In the winters it breaks off. In the summers it breaks off. Silk scarves. Satin scarves. Scarves under hats. No hats at all. No cotton pillowcases. No headbands that make cute puffs but strain the curls. Ugh!!
Sometimes I’m conscious of what the person behind me will be viewing and I’ll mini twist the curls. Other times I don’t care, like in the image above and let them be the coarse little curls that don’t match the rest of the hair on my head.
It can be a frustrating natural, or relaxed hair experience and only those that have or continue to go through the ordeal that I do – will fully understand my pain.
To manage my broken curls, I use a lot of Shea Moisture, shea butter, Jamaican Black Castor Oil and patience to maneuver the tight coils to smooth curls that can be twisted. My version of protecting the sensitive area works for me when I put in the time and patience.
Do you have kitchen issues? What is your regimen?