So, you’ve decided to go on a hair journey. You’ve decided to go natural and you have also decided that you want to grow your hair healthy and long.
Being excited about this journey is an understatement! It’s a feeling of a brand new you and the process of researching and constantly watching famous youtubers will begin.
You also begin reading information on some popular hair sites feeling thrilled to pieces while embarking on all of this new knowledge.
The truth is one of the most important things you need when starting a hair journey is a strong support system and here are 5 reasons this is important.
Counters negative energy
Let’s tell the world right? So, where does it start? Your immediate circle. So, thinking, “oh gosh, I have to tell my friends”.
You just know that their excitement is going to be just as strong as your excitement is, right? Then you get, “Girl, black hair can’t grow that long” or “Why are you going natural?” or “How long are you trying to grow your hair?” “Hunny, better get you some weave* and be done with it”.
So, now you feel disappointed. The reactions are not what you expected. The thing is, natural hair or naturally long hair has become so far few and in between, I guess it has become unrealistic for a sister to have brastrap length, midlength, waist length or even tail bone length hair. Finding a solid support system helps counter this negative energy.
Keeps you motivated
In the beginning of my journey, I found myself needing to engage myself with people who were in the same mind set as me. I had several setbacks in the beginning, from breakage to shedding issues.
I found myself ready to quit. I mean, to heck with it! After researching, I found other fellow journey(ers) who were experiencing the same problems as me. I quickly began to join a few hair boards. OMG! It was the best thing ever! Thousands of ladies who were very involved in their journey.
They offered advice and shared their experiences (be it negative or positive). I needed to see that this was not a dream.
It was NOT as far fetched as people said it was. Black hair can grow really long! I mean really long…I’m not talking about shoulder length…I’m not talking about Arm Pit Length. Black hair can get to Brastrap length and it can get to waist length….quite easily.