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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.

What’s the next hair color for my natural hair?

HERE’S ME TODAY: I colored my hair the day I went natural: August 13, 2014. So, I’ve had two months to learn about caring for my natural hair and caring for hair that’s been colored. Yes. A double wammy. But I think I’ve done pretty darn good using the hair products I’ve been using for my natural hair. I’m still using the souffle’.

When I started this process of going natural, I died my hair Honey Blonde using Soft Sheen Carson’s hair dye. I really love how soft and radiant my hair is now. It took awhile because the first couple of weeks, I wasn’t moisturizing it enough, so my hair was really dry. But now, even after two months, I love the color definition. The whole process of coloring my hair took about 30 minutes total. If you’re planning to do it yourself DON’T RUSH IT! If you wash out the color too early, your hair won’t be full color. If you don’t like the color when you first wash it out, be patient with your hair. Don’t re-color it for a couple of weeks.

  • One because that gives the color enough time to kinda grow on you, and
  • Two because it gives your hair a little break so it doesn’t dry out form over-coloring.

If you over-color it, it WILL dry out and feel like straw. You don’t even want those problems, so take the coloring process slow and then, SIT DOWN SOMEWHERE! for awhile after you are done coloring your hair the first time.

I’ve let this color chill in my hair for a couple of months, so my mind is already skipping ahead to What’s Next? Not for today. . Or even this week or this month. I just don’t feel like dealing with it. But I think I’m going to make a switch before Thanksgiving. If I do, here’s the color that’s on my mind. . right now. Let me know what you think in the comments.