The month of fabulous february has made me 1yr natural yipeeee!!! how has the journey been so far?….i ll tell you its been unexpectedly fun. At first i was really sceptical about my image and what people who knew me would say especially loved onces and family members but once i looked into myself and answered ”my questions” satisfactorily in my head i was able to move forward. l asked myself 3 questions:
1. Why am l choosing to go natural?
2. How would i sustain it?
3. Will i be happy?
Answering these questions to myself was a stepping stone to overcoming all my inhibitions and self conciousness.
Going natural for me just happened the way a lot of things in my life ”just happens” , i had been perming my hair since secondary school(high school),and it only seemed to be getting shorter the more l relax the shorter it went, made me always dread relaxing days..you know that fear that comes with anticipation, the hair always reverted back 2 days after and people would be like ”did you say you just retouched your hair?…it was totally fustrating! plus the fact that l ve always admired women with long hair but never knew it was possible for me. So, l decided to go on the internet do some research about ways i could help my hair, thats when i found a whole world of beautiful curly african women and i knew it was possible . In a nut shell.. l went natural to save myself the hassles of the relaxing process and to grow healthy long hair.
How i would sustain it was an even easier challenge, what are the basic ingredients needed for hair growth? Water and Oils …yes thats all! i also discovered while going through my research that my hair needs only moitsure and a condusive environment to thrive, just like a plant! As for styling , l constantly browse the natural hair community websites and blogs for inspiration, and so far so good. I am very happy that i do not have to look like the next lady to be noticed, l can be myself , keep my own hair and look like me, do me.