Natural hair care is no walk in the park but with everything worthwhile, it’s worth it.
Why is natural hair worth it? To me, natural hair shows who you really are. It reminds you of your culture and roots. We take care of the body God gave us, so we should also take care of the hair that He provided us as well. I’ve heard a lot of people say that they just don’t have the time and that the transition takes too long. I can’t tell you it’s going to be easy because simply the big chop or the relaxer to natural transition is a major change.
Natural hair, especially in a professional setting, should be clean and neat. Our hair is different and unique. There is nothing wrong with straight hair as I, too, flat iron my hair from time to time. When I see women with curls, locks, braids, etc., I think of how we get to bring out our personality and influence our culture into an atmosphere. The professional setting can sometimes seem like everyone should look one way and, depending on the company you work for, that is their intent. If you are not in that situation or if you are your own boss, then you can bring your own style into it.
I started my natural hair journey my senior year in high school. This was before the big phenomenon of natural hair that exists today. I got teased about why my hair looked the way that it did. I lived with my aunt who was a hair stylist, so she was on the up and up before my small hometown was. She kept me with all the new fashion and hair trends mostly before other people had even seen them. My natural hair journey in high school was not a good one. I didn’t big chop, I just tried to transition and gradually cut off the relaxed ends as the time went on. So when the humidity hit, my hair was a big poofy mess chilllle. My aunt told me one day you are going to appreciate those curls especially when you get older with children. Woo she never lied.
Fast forward to today, I love my natural hair. It’s beautiful, it’s me. I’ve been natural for 16 plus years now. I have used a lot of different products over the years, expensive and affordable. African Pride is by far the best product brand for me as of yet. I am in no way sponsored by them, so this is my testimony. I have used many of their leave-in conditioners and my hair always feels extremely moisturized and amazing. Their product, out of the many on the market, is the one and only that I can use for wash and go styles and not look like I need to go back and try it again. Did I mention that each one of their bottles is $4.99 each? I have used some products that are $10, $15 to $20 a bottle that left me unsatisfied. My typical styles are wash and go, twist out or braid outs. However, I know there are many different hair types and not everyone’s hair will react the same. Give them a try if you haven’t already. You won’t be disappointed.
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