Things I wish I Knew ..

Here is a list of Things I Wished I Knew Before I Went Natural. It is a long list of 25 tips but I am hopeful that these bullet points can help make your journey to transition to natural hair a lot smoother.

 

Here is a list of Things I Wished I Knew Before I Went Natural. I am hopeful that these tips can help make your journey to transition to natural hair a lot smoother.

  1. That I would love my hair so much that I would protect it like a mother Lioness over her newborn cubs.
  2. That my boyfriend and now Husband would love it and be protective of my hair like a Lion over his Lioness.
  3. That my mother would apologize for putting chemicals in my hair and say while touching my hair “I never knew it could look like this” and become completely natural cutting out her texturizer.
  4. That I would no longer be jealous or envious of body else’s hair. I love mine so much I can appreciate theirs for what it is HAIR. Not a symbol of beauty that I could never live up to.
  5. Not that some days I wouldn’t prowl the hair galleries and get lost in all the other textures until I would find some one with texture like mine who had grown it out INCHES and I thought I can have hair like that!
  6. That I would be someone that other women looked to for hair advice…
  7. I had a co-worker whose huge puff I ADORED. She has gone on to another company and now people tell me they ADORE my hair.
  8. That people would tell me they wanted my hair texture!
  9. Me? The girl who relaxed her c kinky short hair incessantly (with probably explains what it was always short, besides the fact that relaxer is a acid).
  10. I would feel sexy, confident and free and people would want to touch my kinky hair.
  11. That I would have so many hair style options.
  12. That I would have a min morning maintenance routine (Like a white girl).
  13. That my hands would stay in my hair and I would have to chant “ I will not touch my hair, I will not touch my hair”.
  14. That my natural hair looks like me and fits my features.
  15. That my Husband loves to stick is hands in it and hold on for dear life!
  16. That my hair would teach me how to care for it if, I would listen to it and respect it.
  17. That my hair styling techniques would get better with time.
  18. I would have some rough spots (trying to wear a puff on inch of natural kinky hair, having grease all down my forehead, being up late doing my twists, using too much product and noticing in a meeting that my hair had dirty product balls all through my head and I would get headband headaches for wearing mine too tight!
  19. That I would devote / of my dresser to hair care products, I would spend obscene amounts of money that claim to turn kinky to curls and my kinks would win).
  20. That it would take hours to two strand twist my kinky hair and that I would have toned and strong arms because of it and lots of patience.
  21. That I would keep an emergency relaxer under the sink in a bag in the bathroom for months (for emergencies) and never use it.
  22. That I would buy an electric hot comb, use it once to straighten one section and have my then fiancé act like I was burning him saying almost to tears “ You are messing it up, You are messing up the fro!
  23. That I would regret not doing it sooner.
  24. That I would feel a kinship with other naturals.
  25. I see, meet and know All of my close friends went natural a year before me and I know that my hair could be longer.
  26. That I would be at peace with God and know that he didn’t give me bad hair. He gave me good healthy hair (yes even short kinky off black c hair! Can be good hair).
  27. That I would get more complements on my hair than ever.
  28. That men YES even black men love it and find it strangely exotic and as natural as rain.
  29. That my hair is completely unique and completely mine.
  30. That I was fearfully and wonderfully madeFrom the top of my Fro to the bottom of my feet. And I’m juslovinit

 

Article was written by Tamika Lee Robinson

 

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