Natural Hair Stories of Black Women
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I started my journey December 2005 and for different reasons. One, I wasn't satisfied with the condition my hair was in when I had perms. Every time I got a perm, it would always burn and the time, I thought that burning meant it was straightening my hair. But not only was it straightening my hair, it was weakening and ultimately destroying it. There was once a time in J.H.S that the entire back of my head was gone due to a bad perm job that I did on myself. Fortunately for me though, it grew back!
Secondly, the maintence was becoming too costly.To constantly keep my hair fresh, I would have to go to the hair salon every week. I would sometimes do treatments, trim my ends, or get a different style besides the classic wash and set. I was going broke quick fast.
Thirdly, my boyfriend at the time, suggested that I go natural to see if it was for me.
He saw that I was struggling with the condition of my hair and he sensed my insecurities that were associated with it. Looking back, I am so grateful for his suggestion!
The worst part was that awkward stage with me and short locs. It didn’t suit my face shape very well. Glad those days are behind me! lolAnd the best part?
I love all the different hairstyles I can achieve. Locs make seem like a boring hair choice but it is not; It’s extremely versatile.
What did your hair journey teach you?
Patience, patience, patience! lol. I also was able to get reacquainted with my hair in its natural state. And even though I had really awkward moments, I would change them one bit; the good, the bad and the ugly made me what I am today.Describe your worse hairdo and your best hairdo.
I’d say my worst hairdo was when I just started my locs. Because they were short, really couldn’t style them the way I wanted so I just have to deal with it.
My best hair do is when I have curls. They look great on me and I get tons of compliments on them. Some people don’t even realize that I have locs until I tell them!
Looking back, has your perception of your hair or black hair in general changed?
My perception has changed a great deal. I think all women should be proud and unashamed of their hair in its natural state. I understand people can get restless and wanna try different things but there are other ways to achieve looks without damaging or altering the hairs natural state.
What is your favorite hairstyle?
One of my favorite things to do is pipe cleaners curls! It add a lot of body to my hair and it also shape my face really nicely also. I like to do a two-in-one style where I can just leave the pipe cleaners in (short hairdo) and when I get bored with the short style, I just take them out and Voila!another style! :)I love my hair because:
I love my hair because …it epitomizes who I am: Black, Beautiful and Loc’d fo’ Life!
Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
Absolutely! The links are all down below! ^_^
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