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!
Congratulations on your hair anniversary! It’s amazing what you learn about yourself through learning about something as simple and complicated as your hair. I’ve also been natural 5 years and I would have it any other way.
Thank you, Lashon! I have definitely learned a lot, lol! I, too, wouldn’t have it any other way!
Congrats on your hair anniversary! I will agree that since I have been drinking more water my hair has been bouncing and behaving. I loc and love the journey.
Thank you, Rachee! Drinking working has been a blessing to these thirsty strands!
Congrats on your anniversary! Your hair is beautiful. I love your first lesson learned. It’s KEY to all else. I was natural for years then permed on a whim, and have been transitioning for about 14 months now. I think I’ll be chopping off my relaxed ends pretty soon. Happy Anniversary!
Thank you so much, Dani! What an honor to receive praise from you!
Your hair is well kept and is beautiful. I learn from you how to manage & keep up my natural hair. Simple things like do not comb hair when dry and how not taken care of my body has great effect on hair health. Thanks for sharing.
Queen Patrice, we have much more in common than hair. But yes, how to comb my hair was one of the greatest and most important lessons I learned! I almost cut off all of my hair again behind this… lol.
Happy 5 year anniversary!! Love the versatility in the photos you shared. You’re beautiful! I agree wholeheartedly with #1 that we have to care for our hair from the inside out.
Queen! I am a reflection of you… so if I am beautiful, so are you! Thank you!
Happy Hair Anniversary! These are definitely great lessons! Your hair looks amazing by the way. I’ve been natural for over 10 years but I just started growing my hair out after cutting it into various shorter styles. Having longer natural hair comes with its own challenges, but it’s an exciting journey!!
Thank you, Tryphena! I bet your hair is gorgeous! 10 years is a major natural hair milestone!
Congrats on the hair anniversary! I was natural for a little over a year but I felt like my hair wasn’t thriving as much as it does when I have my hair straight so I went back to the crack LOL. Being natural does teach you a lot though, not only about you hair.
Happy Anniversary! Few people recognize the courage it takes to wear your hair in its natural state. Natural hair comes with its own confidence and beauty. Thank you for being courageous enough to be you, and to share your journey!
Happy Anniversary! Few people recognize the courage it takes to wear your hair in its natural state. Natural hair comes with its own confidence and beauty. Thank you for having the courage to be yourself and share your journey.