Wearing your hair natural is a wonderful achievement for those who for years have chemically relaxed their hair. For some of us who have chosen to go natural, we have had a chance to reacquaint ourselves with our natural curly hair texture. For many of us we are happy we did!
Of course, there is absolutely nothing wrong with wearing your hair straight or using any chemical process to alter the texture of your hair. It’s pure choice! Our choices may be based on our lifestyle, obligations and time commitments. But often times, it’s just a personal preference. In the end, you decide how you want to wear your hair and nobody should judge you for it. But for those of us wearing our hair natural, it’s comforting to know that we are showing every natural inch of us – and that’s pretty cool!
If you’re a natural gal’ who is sporting your natural curly tresses, here are some tips to keep your natural hair looking fabulous!
Choose a natural salon that embraces your curls!
Sometimes the salon that we went to when we relaxed our hair, may no longer be the best fit for us once we have decide to go natural. I remember a friend telling me she went to her stylist after deciding to go natural and was treated as though her tightly wound tresses were a curse. Can you believe the stylist said “I don’t know why you decided to go natural!” WOW! Can you say, “where is the exit!”
When you decide to sport natural hair you need a support system in place to help you on your journey. For many of us who previously wore relaxers but have decided to embrace our natural hair, getting familiar with our natural texture can take time. There are tons of styling options available that we may not be familiar with in the beginning.