My Natural Hair Journey

 

My natural hair journey did not  start on purpose. I actually was relaxing my hair twice a year in order for it be “manageable”.  One day I was in the bathroom relaxing my hair , my daughters sitting in there with me watching the whole time. My daughter turned to me and said, “Mommy I want that in my hair”. I began to explain to her that she did not need a relaxer that her hair is beautiful. My then 10-year-old daughter turned to me and said, ” Mommy do you think your hair isn’t beautiful, why do you get a relaxer?” I simply could not even answer the question. I told her you’re absolutely right and from this day forward I will not relax my hair anymore. I told myself that I will always be an example to my kids. 

Can I keep it real with y’all? I did not even believe myself when I told her that.  And although it was very difficult, because I started off transitioning , I stuck with it. I started with protective styles (Senegalese Twist, Box Braid, Feed in Braid, and Wigs) were my go to styles. I finally said after my big chop it’s time to figure out this hair of mine. That’s when I started buying product after product to see what will work. After many failed attempts, product build up and my frustration building. I found a product line by chance on Instagram, they were not sold in stores yet. I put in Yandy Smiths discount code and from that day forward until the beginning of 2018 Mielle Organics was the only products I used even down to their vitamins. My hair grew so fast. But I still wanted to try out different products.

Moving forward to today I have learned a lot about my hair. I learned what my hair like, what type of technique works for me, and established a regimen that changes very often with the season. This year I’ve mastered my twist out, I mastered my moisture levels, and I’ve managed to master my protein-moisture balance. I’m still practicing a host of other styles. But just like anything in life practice makes perfect.

14 thoughts on “My Natural Hair Journey

  1. Congratulations Sis 🎉🎉🎉 Lookimg forward to watching you grow in your journey. Love the website you look BOMB! Keep up the great work and keep inspiring us brown girls all over the world. Love youuuuuu❤️

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  2. Thank you for sharing your healthy hair journey with us. Children will make you think about what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. Bravo to your girls for keeping it natural and keeping it real 💯.

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