5. Not knowing WHO your natural is
What is your natural hair language? Does she thrive in the winter? Hate the summer? Love the spring? Coast through the fall? Does your natural like oils?
Or is it more of a butter lover? Learn your hair. Learning your hair is loving your hair. When you do this you can look at other naturals and not drool with envy to the point you start viewing your hair through negative eyes. Look at the mirror and really explore your natural hair.
Get in there touch it, feel it, carefully play with it. Look at your scalp then follow down the whole hair strand. You should familiarize yourself with your hair to the point if something is not right you can tell quickly.
Have a Kanye mindset, love your hair, and be all into your hair like its God’s gift to you. Well, it pretty much is. (If you don’t feel your hair is a gift, then you still have some loving to do. Contact me for help.)
6. Not reading ingredients and following product directions
You see this new product that in bold letter says “Argan Oil and Marshmallow Root” on the front and before you bought it you probably searched YouTube on how to use this product.
You go home and use the product they way YouTube showed you and unfortunately it doesn’t work out for you. Now you’re puzzled on why it didn’t work.
You contemplate returning this open product and if you bought it from Walmart you probably can (ratchet life). However, instead you keep it and just utilize it in different mixes and concoctions (kitchentician things).
If you had read the ingredient list and followed the directions on the product your results might have been different. What you fail to realize it that you did not follow the direction of the product.
It is important to follow the directions verbatim that is on the product and to read and understand the ingredients contained in your hair products.
The maker of the product has spent several months and some several years going through the development phase of their line. They have tested it and modified it continuously before finally finding the perfect formation to be released into your hands. The directions they provide have been proven to be the most effective way to use their product. They would know best as opposed to someone who was not a part of the developmental process.
The marketing team has done their research they know what words to bold and highlight to get you to buy the product. Don’t be fooled, instead read the labels. Don’t be misled, instead follow the directions given to you on the product.
Your natural journey is going to be filled with a lot of trials and errors. Mistakes are inevitable they are going to happen however, there are some mistakes you can try to avoid among the many we naturally make.
Here I only give 6 mistakes a lot of us naturals make. However, there are plenty more and if I were to mention them all I’d be writing a book!
Nonetheless, I believe this helps so if you want to know more of the mistakes I think us naturals make check out my channel Nappyfu TV.
What are some of your natural hair mistakes? What changes will you make today?