Kinky, Curly, Natural Me - Happy to be Nappy!
"[Sistahs] have the same spiral in our hair as electricity, tornadoes, whirlwinds, DNA, galaxies!" - Nekhena Evans
In April I blogged about my decision to 'return to my roots' and no longer put chemicals in my hair (Time to Make a Change). Well, I'm finally able - and willing ;-) - to give you the update I promised.
These past 4 months have been quite an adventure, hairwise. The 1st thing I did was to stop using harsh chemicals on my hair - cold turkey. 2nd, I had a major trim - about 3 inches - to get rid of most of my overprocessed hair. Now all I had to do was figure out how to handle my mop of gloriously kinky hair.
One of the first things I discovered, during this journey, is that my hair absolutely cannot handle heat of any kind. That means no: hair dryers, flat irons, curling irons, or hot rollers. No matter what ethnicity or hair texture, ladies you know how challenging such a discovery is. How do you curl your hair without any heat, even naturally curly hair in-transition, cold turkey from chemicals? - EEK! After some trial and error I found my personal solution: air dry and a Straw Set.
I absolutely love my natural hair. And I'm so glad to be 'back.' It's only been a month of 'full time natural,' but from day one I felt powerful, unique and beautiful. And the response had been universally amazingly positive. I think that I will be fabulousity-ready for Paris this Fall. So, onward! And I'll keep you updated.
Vivre! Rire! Aimer!
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