My Last Weave Install Taught Me A Valuable Lesson

Natural hair vs straight hairDon’t even let me get started on how oily and greasy my hair would get. I can’t believe my high quality hair would look like an oily mess!

I had to cut down on certain things I would do in my regular regimen. I even changed up the way I would cleanse my hair and the weave: wash braiding foundation, moisturize and oil braiding foundation, cleanse the weave, blow dry braiding foundation bone dry.

And since I just had to have straight hair I would have to blow dry the weave, flat iron the weave, then bump the ends with my curling iron.

I thought I wanted straight hair because it would be easier for me to care for and allow me to maintain my busy lifestyle. I found myself combing my hair all the time, using the flat iron daily, and making sure my hair was always ‘tamed.’ After 3 weeks I pretty much had enough, I wanted my natural hair back.

The number one thing I learned throughout this whole ordeal is that my natural hair and all that comes with it is for me and that weave was not.

Even though I would spend time doing my natural hair, straight hair was definitely too much maintenance and hassle in my opinion.

My kinks and coils don’t need to be tamed or be put in place after all my hair had volume and personality. I enjoy what my natural hair has given me during the 2.5 years I have had her. Now I know for sure straight hair is not for me because I tried something new and it did not work out.


In other words I do not regret getting straight hair for that short period of time. That experience helped me discover what I really want for my healthy hair journey: my own kinks and coils.

What have you done to your hair that turned out to be a huge mistake but that made you love your natural hair even more? Comment below

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About Christina J


Hey there! My name is Christina J. I am a healthy hair advocate and have been natural since October 2012. In June 2014, I decided to start my blog, Desire My Natural! to document my hair journey and other fun topics (family, health, inspiration, more). As I share, help, encourage, and support others in their healthy hair journey, I am continuing my own.

About Christina J


Hey there! My name is Christina J. I am a healthy hair advocate and have been natural since October 2012. In June 2014, I decided to start my blog, Desire My Natural! to document my hair journey and other fun topics (family, health, inspiration, more). As I share, help, encourage, and support others in their healthy hair journey, I am continuing my own.

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