I’ve started my natural hair journey last year and I must say it’s not as easy as it seems. The decision to stop putting harmful chemicals in my hair was the best thing that I’ve ever done. Granted, it’s only been a year but I’ve learned 5 crucial things along the way and I want to share with you .
Learn YOUR Texture
This is very important! I’ve watched countless YouTube and Instagram videos which lead to me to compare my hair to other natural haired women. I would go out and buy the same products that were advertise in the video expecting the same results and then the harsh reality hit me. By now I’ve learned my hair texture and I’ve also learned that there is 7 other natural hair textures. Do some research and find the products that’ll work for your hair type.
The road to healthy natural hair is hard, patience is key. Those long nights washing and styling your hair only to wake up and see that half of your hair is dry can cause you to give up. Don’t give up, it’s all worth it in the end. Trust the process and live through the struggle. Flourish girl, flourish!
Planning ahead is a must! After wearing your hair in a protective style for a week, you’re now ready to try a new hairstyle. The crucial part about trying a new hairstyle is seeing the outcome. This is where planning ahead comes into play! Start your twist outs, braid outs, or bantu knots earlier than normal to ensure your hair comes out perfect.
Seek a Stylist
Do some research and find a natural hair stylist in your area. This is important step when it’s time for a cut, color, or straighten. After the big chop, you’ll need someone who is knowledgeable in natural hair to cut off your dead ends. Granted you can snip as you go but it’s always good to have a professional touch.
At the end of the day have fun and love your hair! Come to terms that natural hair is a beautiful struggle but most all it is worth it.