Tyra Banks hair...Do you care?

By . - Wednesday, September 09, 2009

OK, I guess I should just get this over with. The Internet has been buzzing about Tyra Banks debuting her real hair. Well, a lot of us have been doing this for a long time, but let me give her the shine she so desperately yearns for. Thank you ET for providing this clip.

Not too shabby, Tyra. I hope it's healthy!

Let's get to the important part of her show. Tyra then allows the studio audience to feel through her hair to make sure there aren't any tracks, or anything else fake to enhance the look of the hair. Whatever! My issue is the handling of her wet hair. Her stylist is all up in there with a small tooth comb. Wet hair and small tooth combs don't mix! That's a recipe for hair breakage and a bit of pain if you ask me. Check out the stylist getting it in on her hair...Lawd have us mercy...

How I handle my wet hair
  1. I saturate my hair in the shower with a conditioner while it is wet.
  2. After a few minutes, I go ahead and separate my hair (with fingers) into four (4) sections.
  3. I start to detangle each section with a wide tooth shower comb. After each section is nicely detangled, I go ahead and rinse the conditioner out of my head. If I detangled my hair properly, I shouldn't have to run a comb through the hair again.
  4. Out of the shower I apply my leave in conditioner. I always choose a leave in that has excellent slip like Sebastian Potion 9 wearable treatment. This allows me to finger comb and style as necessary without ripping through my fragile wet hair.
  5. I will then allow my hair to air dry in two braids or a loose bun.
There should be minimal hair loss if I am extremely careful. Treat your hair like fine silk and NEVER do the following:
  • Comb wet hair with a fine tooth comb
  • Flip your wet hair over and begin to rub it with a towel. Not only will your hair be in knots, but you will probably find lots of strands of hair in the towel.
  • Be rough! The ends of your hair are the oldest and you are trying to retain them in order to gain length. Handle them with care :)
Ciao for now!

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