I can’t recall my “rationale” at the time, but with no hesitation, I cut off all my permed hair.
As I reflect, I remember feeling empowered and beautiful. However, as it entered an awkward phase of length, I started to dislike it and wear wigs or braids.
I began my natural hair journey like many black women. I bought loads of hair products and commenced to finding the perfect regiment. I quickly learned that I didn’t know my hair. I didn’t know how to handle and care for it well. My hair grew extremely slow. I became frustrated and put a texturizer in it and then a perm much later on.
Fast forward to 2012/2013, I cut my hair off to return natural again! I lasted about a year or more before I got my hair cut into a style. My Godmother recently asked me to “put the scissors down”. So, I am now letting my hair grow.
It’s required a change of mindset handling my hair. Minnie (my fro) decides to do her own thing most days. I’m a bit of a perfectionist so you can imagine the struggle. This journey continues to teach me to see beauty in freedom in areas where I want control.
My current hair products for styling :
* Shea Moisture Curl enhancing smoothie
* Coconut Oil