Why I do hair
I wanted to write this article after I got few people who didn't quite understand what I did with hair. My whole thing with going natural is I wanted to wear my true texture and make it easier on myself than when I was relaxed. I'm truly all about making my routine easy but I want to look good at the same time. Let me start back a few years before I went natural. I always wanted the curly hair like I have now and always inquired to my stylists at the time on how to get it. I was told honey you just don't have that kind of hair. You know I wanted the hair like Tia and Tamera on sister sister, Cree Summer (Freddy on Different world) I loved that look! Back then my hair did appear to be very kinky when it wasn't relaxed. I remember one time at a party at college this guy came up to me and my two friends one was asian, and the other was black with natural hair but had an effortless curl pattern and me relaxed. He told my asian friend that she had beautiful silky hair, told my natural friend with beautiful curls she had good hair, and told me that my hair can take a relaxer...I felt some kind of way with that remark. It was like he was saying my hair only look good because I have a relaxer in it and I think that's when I started considering going natural to not only prove him wrong but prove all people wrong about our hair. I always knew a little about hair but I went into further research. I started with youtube way back before the natural hair thing was even popular up there. I got some good information and great styling tips up there but need to learn more about haircare so I dug further....I lost my job moved to California with my husband. Decided to enroll in beauty school to learn more about hair care at the time was the "Queen" of twist outs but realized by what I was learning and how my hair felt they may not be the best style for me and they we're too damn time consuming so I starting learning about the importance of hydration and would ask my teachers more about it. I studied hydration outside of class not just your hair but skin, plants, and everything. Hydration is the key to everything! So when I got that knowledge a light bulb came on inside of me to hydrate my hair more often afterall if we have the driest texture then why do we run from water we need to run to it. So I took it upon myself to start hydrating my hair. So many people and other stylist would say hydrate by drinking water well that's true but your hair needs it's own hydration so you would have to actually physically get water on it more often especially when you are wearing your natural texture. To make this long story shorter I committed to hydrating my hair and started to see my hair change right in front of my eyes. I was actually starting to get the curls like Freddy and Sister Sister. So my point in telling you my back story is to let you know I was just like most of you. If you want the curl it takes time. I was told that my hair was too nappy to have the curly hair like I wanted but it's not the case honestly most people in general but especially women of color don't know how to properly take care of their hair or too stuck in their ways to change. I came into this to show YOU that your isn't what you think it is. It's more beautiful than you can ever imagine only if you are willing to listen and not let other make you feel less about your hair. Our hair is actually quite easy with the right care. Not saying it's easy at the beginning but it gets easy and so well worth it. So for anyone who come see me for hair sure I can style it for you but I want to show you how to actually care for your hair the easy and proper way. Plus there's other things to life like family. I don't want to spend alot of that time dealing with my hair or limiting myself because of my hair. That's why I always start everyone on the same routine and once you get that down then we can have fun with styles because once the hair is hydrated it's healthy. Without healthy hair there is NO STYLE!
|The hair I was told I couldn't have|