FAQ No 2 – How Come You Don’t Leave Your Hair Down

Hello ladies

I hope you are well. This post is the second in the frequently asked questions ( about my hair) series. Many ladies don’t understand why I hardly ever where my hair down and sometimes even I ask myself that same question.


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Thinking about it there are three main reasons why I keep my hair in buns and up-does .

  • I would have to keep fixing it. Unless my hair is roller set or heat styled, it tends to look dishevelled very quickly when I leave it down so I would have to keep brushing, combing, adjusting and fixing it. I am too lazy when it comes to hair styling so a quick bun seems like the perfect option for me. Hair down for me just means hassle.
  • Black hair and protective styling go hand in hand. Black hair tends to thrive when it is worn in protective styles more often than it is worn down. Our hair (especially the ends of hair) is delicate and needs protection from harsh weather, rubbing/friction on clothes and upholstery and from wear and tear of styling and combing, etc. A simple hair style that can be created with very little manipulation (very little combing and brushing) is best for our hair.
  • I genuinely love and prefer bun and up-does
    I think they suite me better and I prefer them on me. I think every outfit, shoe bag accessories…everything looks better with a bun in my opinion.


So now you know why I where my hair up the vast majority of the time.
Coming up next is my relaxer update post.

Happy hair journey ladies



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  1. March 28, 2016 / 12:26 am

    Your hair is beautiful I plan on more protective styles now that my hair is getting longer :)

    • Lade
      April 19, 2016 / 11:54 pm

      Thank you sooooo much Jazmin
      Protective styling really do have a great effect on our hair.
      I am sure your hair will love it.

  2. Jummy
    March 29, 2016 / 6:43 am

    Hello lade, your hair looks amazing. Thanks for inspiring me to care for my relaxed hair. I would like to ask what is your hair porosity? Could you please share a little info on how to care for low or high porous hair. Thanks

  3. Lade
    April 20, 2016 / 12:14 am

    Hell Jummy

    thank you for your compliment. hair porosity is about how quickly an individuals hair absorbs and loses moisture, It is something I will probably do write a full post on soon.

  4. Jummy
    June 27, 2016 / 5:09 pm

    Thanks lade xxx

  5. Nana Afia
    September 22, 2016 / 9:04 am

    How do you deal with itchy scalp please.

    • Lade
      October 15, 2016 / 7:45 pm

      Hello Nana

      There are many things that may cause scalp itching, a dirty scalp, a dry scalp, an allergic reaction to some ingredients or a scalp condition.
      Unfortunately I cannot diagnose or treat scalp disorders as this goes beyond my certification.
      My own scalp tends to itch when it is dirty or dry so maybe you can ensure you wash or clean your scalp regularly and that it is well moisturised.

      I hope that helps in some way

  6. Helen
    February 20, 2017 / 4:23 am

    Hi Lade,

    You are truly such an inspiration! I’ve began a hair journey for me and my daughter as I would like to impart a healthy attitude towards hair to her when she’s still young. I would like to know how often you heat style your hair ( if at all) and what precautions you take to protect your ends if you do. Thx.

    • Lade
      February 28, 2017 / 2:43 pm

      Hello Helen

      Thank you very much. I am happy to be able to help fellow ladies even if it is in this small way. It is so great that you are trying to teach your daughter good hair care practices. I don’t heat style my hair….but this is probably due to laziness. Occasional heat styling is okay but must be done on clean and conditioned hair and a heat protections spray or product must be used. try not to use extremely high levels of heat and don’t leave the appliance in your hair for too long.

      I hope all the above helps.

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