Ayurveda Kinks

Welcome to ayurveda kinks

Hello beautiful,
My name is Leticia , am 21 years old and I’m the Content Creator behind ayurvedakinks ; an instagram page that helps in natural hair care tips on our journey to beautiful, healthy, long hair. I share some of my diy Ayurvedic hair treatment, mask etc.
I big chopped on 1 September 2017. The reason i big chopped firstly was because i had just relaxed my hair after 2 years of being natural and I didn’t like how my relaxed hair was looking( not full enough) . The second reason was change of environment lol, i was moving to china for my studies and a few people and some of my friends who were already there that time, told me how their hair was falling out because of the hard water there,and they eventually cut their hair . So for the fear of loosing my hair in a foreign country where there are a few black people who really know how to style our type 4 hair, i decided to chop it all off and start all over (although my mom was against it 😂) And that’s how i went back natural .I didn’t know much about hair and my hair was growing but still breaking. fortunately i started researching on how to grow my hair on both youtube , google and even asking tips from people with long type 4 hair. February 2019, i had my paid natural hair consultation from a natural hair influencer @malawinaturalhairconvention and watched videos on YT to gain more knowledge. Before i started following the proper information and tips from the consultation i trimmed almost 2 inches off since i never had a trim before , and that was the beginning of my healthy natural hair journey .
I am very glad i did it , because it has boosted my confidence. I have learnt how to twist, cornrow and even braid my hair using extensions all by myself 😊, which is pretty much a reward to me.

PS: I am not a professional , am just a young lady who loves her hair and still learning on how to grow it longer and healthier, Let’s embark on this journey together.
Let it fro! Let it grow 🥰🥰

Thank you i

Hair type

What is my hair type?

There are various systems that people use to classify their curl patterns. Being knowledgeable of an individual's hair type is a good start to knowing how to take care of one's hair. There is not just one method to discovering one's hair type. it is possible, and quite normal to have more than one kind of hair type, for instance having a mixture of both type 4b& 4c like mine lol.
Our Hair can be classified as below ;

TYPE 1 :is straight hair, which reflects the most sheen and also the most resilient hair of all of the hair types.

TYPE 2 :is wavy hair, whose texture and sheen ranges somewhere between straight and curly hair.

TYPE3 :is curly hair which has very defined looser curls than type 4 hair.

TYPE 4 :is kinky hair, which features a tightly coiled curl pattern (or no discernible curl pattern at all) that is often fragile with a very high density. This type of hair ( our hair) shrinks when wet and because it has fewer cuticle layers than other hair types it is more susceptible to damage. (Needs some TLC always)lol
My hair texture/ type is 4b/c. Which means that i have a mixture of 4b and 4c coils, pretty amazing isn’t it?