Thinking About Going Natural? Think Twice

Have you been thinking about going natural for some time and are weighing in your options still? You might be asking yourself is it the right thing for you to do, or is it a bad idea? Now that the natural hair movement has really taken over the world, going natural seems to be the cool thing to do. Everywhere you go you can’t help but notice black women flaunting their kinks and coils for the world to see. There is definitely a big rise in the number of black women all over the world thinking about going natural and ditching their relaxers. Some of these women have been relaxed all of their adult lives. So that means they most likely have no idea what their natural hair looks like. When it comes to me, I have a slight idea about the natural state of my hair, but I can’t know for sure until I am 100…

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Relaxer Stretch or Natural Hair

There comes a time in our lives when we must make certain decisions: what outfit to wear for an interview, the best school for our kids, where to go for vacation etc… Some more important than others. As women, what to do with our hair is one of those important decisions. I am at a crossroad. I am currently debating whether I should end my relaxer stretch and go back to the creamy crack, or just flip the script and go natural. This, believe it or not is one of the biggest decisions of my life. I’ve been relaxing my hair at a very young age, and have been addicted to it ever since. Unfortunately over the years, I have seen my hair slowly deteriorate which is why I decided to slow down on relaxing it. Now I’m at a point where I don’t really know how to handle my hair. What should I do?…

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Free from the braids

As you might have guessed, I took out my braids. I just could not deal with the tug-o-war that was happening on my head anymore. I had to free myself from the braids. They only lasted 3 days, but I’m so happy they’re gone. Keeping these braids any longer would’ve caused major damaged to my hair, and that was not the goal at all. Unfortunately, I can see a lil spot where I started losing some hair. It is not much and I’m hoping I can get it fixed pretty soon. I can definitely say, this braiding experience was the worst of them all. See when we do a protective style, the goal is to protect our hair for a certain period of time. Braiding with extension is an example of protective style. Unfortunately for me, this protective style cause more hurt that good. I am not saying I am writing…

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Protective Styling Gone Wrong- Protective Styles To Avoid

We all get to the point where we realize we need a break from constant manipulation of our hair. When that moment comes, protective styling is usually the way to go. Unfortunately, I quickly realized the hard way that not all types of protective styling are worth the try. Currently 9 weeks into my relaxer stretch/natural hair journey (still a little undecided), I figured it was time to give my hair a much needed break. I turned to google for some inspiration, and in came my protective styling of choice: the feed in braids. After looking at a variety of pictures, I grew confident, that the feed in braids were a great option. Feed in braids are designed to be somewhat bigger in size. They don’t take much time to achieve. I figured they were the perfect style for me. I pretty much thought of everything. One thing I didn’t know was that the…

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My Hair Journey Story

Welcome darlings, My hair story is similar to that of most brown girls we all know. I’m sure it will sound familiar to you. At an early age, I was introduced to the “Creamy crack” as we so lovingly call it or (relaxer), to tame my mane. When I was growing up, people (at least the ones around me) didn’t really do much to their natural hair. I now realized that they probably didn’t really know how to take care of the coils in their hair. With that said, I was tired of the pain I always experienced each time my hair was being combed. And of course, I felt ugly compared to the other girls my age with straightened hair. So, at the tender age of 13, if my memory serves me well, I had my first relaxer applied and never looked back. I remember that day as if it was…

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