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Natural Hair Anniversary

Well, it’s actually been a whole year since my natural hair journey began. And what a journey it’s been.

The first day I got my hair twisted, I left the hair salon feeling awful. My expectation was set based on all the Pinterest photos that I had seen of natural black hair. I knew nothing about natural hair, and thought that my hair would magically look like those seasoned twists. Well my twists looked like twigs. Thin, skinny, no puff. I had a lot to learn.

What I learned 

1. I learned that the hair categories (4b, 4c, etc.) are helpful, but they don’t define your hair.

2. I learned that hair is a big part of who you are, and although we don’t like to admit that hair defines us, it can if you let it. I went through a short period of feeling very unattractive. I let my hair define who I was. Thankfully I snapped out of it, and began to heal emotionally.

2. I found someone on YouTube that had similar hair to mine, and learned from her. I didn’t have to reinvent the wheel. I just refined her techniques to work for my hair and lifestyle.

3. Once you find the products that work for you, establish a routine for washing, conditioning, twisting, twist outs, night regimen, length of twist out, protective style before wash again. The consistent regimen allows the hair to be trained. In about a month, my twists were beginning to puff, and hang properly.

4. I figured out how to maintain a twist out by twisting the twists into big twists at night. A major milestone for maintaining a daily twist out.  I now keep my twist outs for 2 weeks.

It’s been a journey, but I got it now.

One Month Natural Hair Anniversary

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Wow, it’s been one month already. I can truly say that this journey has been fun!

Getting to know a major part of me has been an experience.

A few weeks ago I felt like my hair ruled me, now I’m beginning to feel like “I rule” and my hair is the clay, and I can mold and shape it the way I want with the help of many products out there. But you have to know and understand your hair texture and what its limits are. When you begin to become familiar with your hair and all it’s limitations and possibilities, there is so much you can do with it.

I like wearing my hair in twist outs the best. I like my curls to be defined on the outside, and for the root of my hair to frizz to give it volume. It’s not easy keeping the curls defined for more than a day or 2. They frizz along with the root. That’s where the million dollar hair product industry comes in!

So now that I know the look I want to achieve, I need to refine it. I haven’t tried, and spent too much money on products yet. I don’t want to become a “product junkie”, so I’ve been doing a lot of research, reading everything, and watching Youtube videos. The Natural Hair industry has grown tremendously in the last few years, and there are thousands of bloggers, vloggers, and websites with lots of information about going “natural”.

Here are a few of my favorite internet surfs, and stay tuned for a few product reviews!

Websites

Naturallycurly.com

blackgirllonghair.com

blackwomennaturalhairstyles.com

www.naturalhairrules.com

www.curlynikki.com

kinkycurlycoilyme.com

 

Youtube Videos

Miix Me

Jouelzy

iknowlee

You can also search naturally curly hair and your hair type on Pinterest.com I have created a board for natural hair. Gives me great inspiration!