Sometimes a girl just needs a good old hair lecture. Someone to sit us down and tell us to literally chill out, and stop being so obsessive over what our hair does or is not doing.
I came across the below video a few days ago and even though I am five years in the natural hair game, I loved the message, appreciated it and wanted to share it immediately.
Staying in your natural hair lane is about accepting what your hair does and does not want to do whenever you still or care of it.
Did you know there are women who will actually see only 4 inches of growth every year if that much? This means that even with ‘perfect products’, and a ‘perfect regimen’ the lengths that some women experience with similar techniques is not the same for them.
It is important to refrain from obsessive growth behavior because it can actually hurt your hair growth progress more than you can ever imagine.
If 4 inches is your number for the year then that is your number, strive to achieve the best 4 inches you can. Do the things that improve growth over all, like eating properly and exercising which improves over all health including hair growth.
In terms of styling I agree with AuCurls, this obsession with laid edges and super stretched hair can be so stressful on you and on your edges.
Embrace the frizz and the fro they aren’t that bad once you learn to accept them. What your hair does naturally is what you should focus on.
This might mean, #teamnowashandgo or it might mean #teamwashandgo all day everyday! Whatever style you and your hair likes is what you should stick with as long as it is mutually beneficial.
This does not mean that you should stop watching other Youtubers or looking on Pinterest and Instagram for style ideas. What we are simply saying is know your own limits so that you can make the best choices for you. Trust me when I tell you that obsessions lead to stress, and you have no time for that!
Check out the video and get your hair talk life: