It’s time for another Max Hydration Feature…YAY!!! Today, I’d like to share with you Curly Meema’s story, Enjoy
How long have you been natural?
I have been natural for over 16 years. I wore dreadlocks for 12 of the 16 and had to big chop on Nov 18, 2013 due to traction alopecia.
Why did you decide to go natural and what has been your experience so far?
I wore a jheri curl for many years and loved the fact that it was so easy to care for. I stopped having the texturizer put in my hair 17 years ago when the last treatment fried my hair. I then shaved my head and started looking for other easy wear hairstyles.
What is your hair type texture, length etc?
My hair is a combination of 4s (4a, 4b, 4c). It is very thick in the back and sides and very thin in the crown and front due to traction alopecia (per the dermatologist). It has always been dry and difficult to work with.
What are some of your struggles (if any) being natural before MHM?
My hair has been very hard and dry and my scalp is very sensitive. I am allergic to mango, apricots and peaches and many of them are in hair care products. I seemed to have most success when I initially big chopped because I co-washed my hair daily and styled with a little eco styler gel. After my hair reached about 4 inches, the method that I was using didn’t seem to work. I started washing my hair once a week and styling using the “shingling” styling method.
How did you find out about MHM and why did you decide to give it a try?
I was googling “dry natural hair” and came across Ms DeeKays Youtube. I remembered how much I loved my hair when I was co-washing it every day so the regimen made sense and I was already styling my hair with gel but the wrong one…
How long have you been doing MHM?
I’ve been doing MHM for roughly 6 weeks. I did my first Cherry lola treatment on July 18, 2014
What are your experiences with MHM so far?
The initial results were very motivating. My hair was very manageable although it was very time consuming so I could not do the entire regimen daily. I do not feel comfortable in wigs so I needed a way to take care of my hair but still wear it in public. I have good days and bad days but am starting to have mostly good days. I’ve now modified the regimen to suit me and my hair seems okay with the modification – at least for today.
Your views/experiences and maybe other people’s view of your hair before and after MHM.
I get compliments from everyone. My husband has been on this agonizing journey with me and likes what my hair is doing now. I get questions all the time regarding my regimen and products.
Some advice to anyone who is considering trying it for the first time or to other naturals in general.
Porosity is REAL and you should know what your hair’s porosity is before starting your journey. Don’t expect a stranger (and that includes professional hair dressers) to know more about your hair than you do. When you go to the doctor, you explain your symptoms and discuss your options before treatment begins – this should also be done in professional hair salons. I paid a lot money for a professional and ended up with traction alopecia. We both saw my hair thinning and rather than take matters in my own hands, I trusted her to help fix it. I believe that my hair has its own personality and it will let me know when I am treating it well. Pay attention to what you do and the things that you change and watch how your hair responds. Don’t expect to get the same results as everyone else that’s doing the same thing – you’ve got to modify it and make it your own.
Thank you CurlyMeema for sharing your current progress with MHM so far and good luck with the rest of your journey
I really enjoy putting these features together and I hope that they help others who are also on the journey or planning to start MHM
If you’d like to share your own max hydration journey with the rest of us don’t hesitate to reach out to me over email at msdeekay2012 at gmail dot com.
Much love & Blessings,