Jan 15, 2011

Listening and loving your hair

Over the past year I have learned so much about my hair; it’s now at the length where I can actually get a good idea of what it’s going to look like in the future. I always wondered if my curls would drop or would be curly all over or would I have any kinks. I always thought I would have this big curl fro based on the new-growth that I saw from my relaxer, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. When I was relaxed I noticed that one side of my hair always cooperated more than the other, now that I’m natural I learned that the “uncooperative” side was the part of my hair that was extremely kinky! I’ve gone through many hair stages from loving the way my hair curls, to wondering why there were so many different curls, trying to change the curl pattern, to finally just deciding that it was just hair. I don’t really bother too much with definition as much as I do with style, moisture and overall health of my hair. I know what my hair likes, doesn’t like and most importantly what works. One of the most vital things I have learned is that I have to listen to my hair or else I’ll get absolutely no where. Doing what works for other people isn’t what’s best for me, and my hair punishes me for it.

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