Thursday, October 25, 2012
It's My Hair: Newsflash
Newsflash: I am a bad natural hair chick. I say this because after hours upon hours of YouTube video watching, natural hair care forum reading, I am over it. Some of these natural hair ladies take this journey entirely too serious. I cannot devote that much time and energy to my hair. Life is too short for that. So, I've taken all that I've learned from the two platforms and adapted it to my life. I've found what works for me & my hair. I don't engage in conversations, online or in real life, with natural nazi's. I cannot deal with those women. I have a new found appreciation of locs. I've seen some gorgeous ones in the last few weeks. I don't know if I'm headed that way but they are pretty. Newsflash: It's just hair. My hair. And, what I do with it is my business. I don't have the time or energy to depend my choices to the world. Hell, I don't even defend it to my family any more. I am not my hair. But, I love my hair.
I've been transitioning for a little over a year and I haven't really used protective stylings. I have been prone to rock a bun because it's easy and it works. But, my signature style has been a modified twist out. I like the way it looks and feels. It's also easy to do and maintain. That is always my main concern: manageability. I love my hair. I do not, however, love spending hours doing it myself. I haven't been to the beauty salon in over a year (eek!!). Which is huge for me. I used to go at least once a month. I always went for my relaxers and to get my ends clipped. Life is different now since I don't have to commit myself to a stylist chair for hours on a Saturday. I don't miss that aspect of it. I do however miss just talking to the ladies in the shop. They were always funny. I've found the products that work for me. Ironically, I did not have to shop around much. I made some things at home with products I purchased earlier. I found the best conditioner (Suave Humectant) for my co-washing and pre-poo's. It works and it's cheap, only about $2.35 per bottle.I am a natural by my own standings. I do what works for me and my hair. Maybe I'll change my ways. Maybe I won't. This hair journey is ongoing so who knows where I will end up.