Where Do I Begin

Lets talk natural.  What is natural hair?  Hair whose texture hasn’t been altered by chemical straighteners, including relaxers and texturizers.  So basically, natural hair is its unaltered state.  Many of us have not seen that hair in a long time.  The question is “Why would anyone decide to stop perming their hair?”  Then we go back to Chris Rock’s “Good Hair” and think about the Asian beauty supply owner who says “They don’t want to look like Africa, you know”, as he attempts to present an afro by holding his hands out to the sides of his head.   This is not what natural hair is and not what it should be.  By doing your homework, asking questions, and if you choose finding a good natural hair stylist you can achieve strong, moisturizer, and healthy natural hair.  The tools to manage and style your hair, “What do I need?”.  Shower comb, rat-tail comb (the comb with the long point on the end), shower caps/plastic caps, hair dryers, curl formers, curl rods, spiral rods, and so many more.  Now the products!  How many are there?  Who knows, I don’t know for sure how many are out there.  There is Miss Jessie’s, Carol’s Daughter, Uncle Funky’s Daughter, Natural Henna,  Suave Naturals, sulfate free shampoos, Bonner Brothers, and much more.  What I have to say is that “Everything that is cheap is not good and everything that is good is not cheap”.  While taking your natural hair journey remember that.  This is an experience that takes patience, time, and a little coin.  If you want to have that thick, full, luxurious, curly/wavy/kinky hair that you see on some women with natural hair you have to really take this seriously.  With that being said, know that going natural is not something to be taken lightly.  Take the time to seriously think about everything that is involved in transitioning to natural hair and maintaining natural hair.  No matter what you decide, make sure that your decision always ends with healthy hair.


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