The health of your hair vs the length
Please remember to value the health of your hair. Some trends honestly are not worth doing because of the strain they put on natural hair to come out with results that are just okay.
Yes, your hair may grow, but at what cost. Are you going to lose edges?
Are you going to sacrifice the cleanliness of your hair by doing this trend? You have to sit down and count the costs before you start a new hair project.
Some things might be permissible, but that does not make them beneficial.
I know many of us want to dive right in and start dying our hair and tapering our edges, but slow your roll. Starting small may be hard because of the patience that it requires, but you will realize that starting with Havana twists, faux locs or something that will not change your real hair dramatically will be better– not only for the overall health but also for your confidence.
Because if you are not a professional and things do not go according to plan then you do not have the resources to fix it. If you do not necessarily like your hairstyle and it is a coloring job, re-dying can leave your hair seriously damaged. If the job is a hair cut, there is no more hair and that’s it.
Start small with your experiments and then work your way up to the bigger stuff. Once you have enough experience under your belt, you can progress to the more complicated stuff.
Do not be afraid to start fresh
If you try something and it causes damage or your hair does not appear the way you expect, start over. Your hair grows so if you think you need to cut your hair to get rid of the damage, then do that. Sometimes it is better to try something and have the experience than to never know what it was like. Which leads me to my final point!
Don’t be discouraged
If your hair does not look exactly like you want it to, do not give up. Your hair is more resilient than you think and so are you!
There are some things that your hair cannot do and there are some things that it should do. Just because the hairstyle was a bust, this time, does not mean it will be a bust in the future or you cannot remix the hairstyle, and while you’re at it, create your own trend!
My most important tip is to love yourself! I believe that confidence is the sexiest thing you can have; it is better than any Bantu know out, braid, faux locs, or color job. Be yourself and love doing it, that is a trend that will never go out of style.