"Ode to 4 c "Pt.7.
To more understand the power of the hot comb, you would have to understand more about the power of your hair. All forms of hair hold their own unique attributes. 4C hair is complex. It holds heat well, it shapes and styles well. If properly cared for, grows long, strong, and the silk pressed 4 c is so velvety and smooth and soft. All qualities within themselves. And each to has their own unique curl pattern, some thin, some thick, some fine and some course. Some super absorbent, others more dry, (low key being more suited for a tropical environment, but that is a discussion for another day). Different shades, not one being the exact same. like crystals, or sn ow flakes, sea corals and tree limbs.
Curls and coils are tightly wound, like a spring. They are excellent structure for attracting in, for harnessing-this applies to all cultures and all those with a curl or a coil- excellent for bringing forth energy, housing it, directing it. It is wild and primitive, it is adapative. It stores energy, which can be used used at a later time.
(line washing hair, brushing, combing, braiding, oiling scalp and so on, more on that later.) The are like sponges, what appears to be short and drawn in, could literally be reach tailbone length when sumb merged in water or straightened. The gift of transformation. of housing, to release, then I bringing it back in. This has shifted my perception of using t he phrasing that straightening my hair is a "European standard" My hair belongs to me alone. It has many functions, being straightened is one of them, and instead of giving my power to a negatively percieved form of energy ,I choose to claim my power for myself and my ancestors. By living for me instead of living for what is "expected" of me. Understanding that there is power in the way that I perciere things, and power in my hair, and every single thing around me. It all serves ME, for the greater good. And it is the same vice versa.
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