Category Archives: coarse natural hair

Natural doesn’t have to be nappy

I went natural on August 13, 2014 – 2.5 months ago, and am as in love with my new look as I was the first day I saw my hair free of chemicals and stress. It’s soft, curly, and just easy to manage. . all the things I use to envy about other people’s hair. I colored it the day I had all the perm cut out of my hair, but now the color is growing out. So, my hair is this really cool mix of red, blonde, and brown hairs that I’m just loving. It’s the perfect Fall look for me. Here’s a couple of pics.

I have been consistently using the products I have learned that work for my hair: curling gel and olive oil. So, my hair is always soft and curly. I just wanted to take a few moments to encourage woman who are still thinking about going natural. Yes, I did it. Yes, I love it. Yes, I endorse going natural as an option for beautifying your hair. Forget what other folks say about people who go natural having nappy hair. . or not combing their hair. That’s bull! I wash my hair weekly. I comb and moisturize my hair every morning. It takes me about 8 minutes to do my daily hair care routine in the morning. No, everyone’s hair is not the same texture. But what’s wrong with trying natural hair? We’re willing to try box braids, crochet braids, and everything else. Why not try what we were born with. Just a thought. Whatever you do. . just find the look, the style, the attitude that allows you to love you. I did.

I have been consistently using the natural hair products that I found that work for my hair: curling gel and olive oil. So, my hair is always soft and curly. I just wanted to take a few moments to encourage woman who are still thinking about going natural. Yes, I did it. Yes, I love it. Yes, I endorse going natural as an option for beautifying your hair. Forget what other folks say about people who go natural having nappy hair. . or not combing their hair. That’s bull! I wash my hair weekly. I comb and moisturize my hair every morning. It takes me about 8 minutes to do my daily hair care routine in the morning. No, everyone’s hair is not the same texture. But what’s wrong with trying natural hair? We’re willing to try box braids, crochet braids, and everything else. Why not try what we were born with. Just a thought. Whatever you do. . just find the look, the style, the attitude that allows you to love you. I did.

Where does my natural hair fit on the hair chart?

Once I began searching for hair products for natural black hair, I got a crazy amount of results that reference a specific hair type. 3b, 3a, 4b. 3abc. . Where do they come up with this stuff, like really? Just for kicks, I’m including the two most helpful charts on black hair types that I’ve found. And the term “helpful” Is more of a compliment than my actual opinion on the usefulness of any of these charts.

Natural Hair Types Chart
Natural Hair Curl Codes Picture

at the end of the day, I don't care where my natural hair is on the natural hair chartAnyway, if the hour I spent grazing over a bunch of different charts was any where near well spent, then I’m a 3c. But who cares? I have a coarser grade of natural hair. That’s actually the only detail that matters as I select products and styles for my new to natural hair. I am entering this transition to wearing my natural hair the way you would a journey – not a phase. I want to experiment with hair products, and styles, and techniques and decide on what works best for me. . not what works for all colored girls who have hair that’s like mine. I’m not sure there are enough colored girls with hair that’s exactly like mine who are in the same place in their journey as I am, so this is just an area of my life I’m going to enjoy learning as I go. Oh yeah, here’s my hair today!