If your following the many naturalista’s of the world, then your quite familiar with the term ‘big hair don’t care’. The commonly used phrase represents natural curly fro hair do’s which is growing trend amongst many women of color women who have transitioned from wearing their hair in ‘relaxer’ treated hairstyles to more ‘heatless’ and ‘protective styles’ instead.
In addition to her thought provoking lyrics and songs, singer SZA is grabbing the industry and fashion world by storm with her natural volumptous ‘big hair’ and stunning facial beauty marks, and new copper tone spring color.
The self-proclaimed Tomboy, sat down with Vogue recently and revealed just how she maintains her big hair.
Take a read at a few excerpts below:
On The Essence Of Her Big Her Journey:
” My mom was adamant about doing anything to my hair. I grew up Muslim, and wore the hijab through middle school. The only girl that I could look to for natural hair inspiration grwing up was Lauryn Hill. I wanted dreads but my mom wanted me to wait until I was sixteen, by which time I didn’t want them anymore. “
On Damaging Her Hair In Her Teenage Years:
” I remember bleaching my hair platinum blond, Cruella De Vil-style, the day before an important meeting at Howard University when I was in the eleventh grade. My mom was furious. I also got really ill in high school and my hair fell out because of the medication I was taking. ….
It’s such a big part of my personality so it was really tough. I hid behind my hair before, but I had nothing to hide behind in that moment. I think the very idea of femininity fell apart for me, but in a good way, because after that, the superficial things, didn’t matter so much. “
On How She Cares For Her Hair Now:
” I like to co-wash, which means washing without a shampoo. I just use a conditioner and coconut oil, and then I rinse my hair with lukewarm instead of hot water which strips hair of all of its moisture. I make my own deep conditioner from coconut oil, avocado, a drop of Pantene’s conditioner for women of color, cinnamon, and tea tree oil. Then I sit and catch up on Tivo’d episodes ….
If I have time, I’ll twist it, but my hair takes days to dry so I usually blow dry it out with a diffuser instead. I’ll lean over and divide my hair into four sections, but I never comb it through because it breaks up the curls. I use a silicone-based heat protector to keep it fro getting super frizzy , and coconut oil and that melts in your hands and won’t weigh your hair down. I haven’t had a chemical relaxer for at least six or seven years. “
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