STYLE BLOGGER & FASHION STYLIST
Today is my 5 year hair anniversary! I have learned so much over years of being as a naturalista!
1. Take care of your body from the inside out.
I will be the first to admit that I have a drinking problem… I drink so much Mountain Dew that I think my kidneys could turn yellow! LOL. However, after going natural, I decreased the amount of soda I drink tremendously! I now drink more water and home-made juices. When I do this, I notice that my hair texture is always much smoother and softer. If you take care of yourself internally, it will beautify your external look. (P.S. This is a spiritual lesson learned too!)
2. Don’t comb your hair while it is dry.
I mean, who likes anything dry? OMG, if I didn’t learn this the hard way! Thankfully I learned this lesson early in hair journey. I either finger my comb while it is wet or I will comb from the ends up with a wide tooth comb and lots of conditioner/water in my hair.
3. Naturals always have a style.
The good, old afro is always a fall back hair style when you just cannot figure out what to do with your hair! I remember when it used to be these awkward looking pony tails… lol.
4. Being natural brings confidence.
When you can wake up in the morning and do your own hair, you feel good about it. There was a time that I would just slap a lot of product in my hair so that I could pull it back enough to put on a wig–this was the ONLY way I was going outside. I did not like nor feel good about my hair while it was permed (and I am not against this hairstyle) because I always felt it wasn’t thick, long or healthy enough. Now, I know that I can keep every hair on my head without altering its natural state.
5. Change is good.
I was worth every hair cut, twist out and natural hair care expo that I invested in.All of these changes to my daily hair regimen brought changes to my sense of style (when I went natural I also began this blog because I guess I was feeling myself, lol), changes to my diet and lifestyle. I now feel more energized, healthy from the inside out and encouraged to go outside with MY hair exposed!