6 Tips For Older Women Considering Going Natural

MatGlamUh oh, am I offending some by excluding them with this post? Sorry but older women do need guidance too and some do feel left out.

I’m sorry but when you look on Tumblr or on many natural hair blogs or vlogs it feels like only teens and women in their 20’s are going natural. That is so not the case!

The bottom line is that there are many women who are 35 or older who are already natural or honestly thinking about coming aboard.

Our reasons for going natural may be slightly (or heavily) different from younger women but they are real and many need solid advice on achieving it.

So here I would like to share some tips that may make this journey a little bit easier or allow some older women to get to a place where they are actually ready to take the plunge.

1. Be real with yourself

That just means that if you are not ready for this change then do not do it! Going natural is not as easy as changing your shampoo and conditioner.


This is a real decision that requires time, energy and commitment that one must be willing to give before they start.

Some start off thinking that going natural is just letting your relaxer grow out but they soon find out rather quickly that learning about your natural tresses takes time and a lot of patience. Honestly, a natural woman does not have it any easier than a relaxed one.

2. Overlook the naysayers. 

Your children/parents/spouse may hate your new hair. There are many out here that do not like natural hair and will not support you. Better to know upfront and if you have kids (especially teens) then you already know they feel, they know more about fashion and hair than you do.

The tip here is to be ready for it and be prepared to tell anyone that this is your decision and you have every right to do it. Now, the spouse issue may need additional discussion but the bottom line is you have to do what you deem right for you and your hair.

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About Sabrina Perkins


Hello all, I'm Sabrina. I'm a freelance writer and a full-time blogger at my site, http://www.seriouslynatural.org/ where the focus is on Natural hair, beauty and style. I became natural 8 years ago at the tender age of 35 and love sharing my ups and downs as I master this thing called natural hair. Married, with two kids (one being a natural herself) gives me a different perspective on our hair and why I love being natural. I want healthy hair, long hair and sexy hair! I'm an older natural---that's right---I'm grown and sexy, and I have much to share. I love fashion too and recently opened a clothing shop for beautiful black women at www.seriouslynatural.spreadshirt.com

About Sabrina Perkins


Hello all, I'm Sabrina. I'm a freelance writer and a full-time blogger at my site, http://www.seriouslynatural.org/ where the focus is on Natural hair, beauty and style. I became natural 8 years ago at the tender age of 35 and love sharing my ups and downs as I master this thing called natural hair. Married, with two kids (one being a natural herself) gives me a different perspective on our hair and why I love being natural. I want healthy hair, long hair and sexy hair! I'm an older natural---that's right---I'm grown and sexy, and I have much to share. I love fashion too and recently opened a clothing shop for beautiful black women at www.seriouslynatural.spreadshirt.com

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