|In the beginning of my|
journey... chemical free!!
|Grow out phase! Curled tight.|
MORE PICS, TIPS and RANTING after the break>>>>
|My hair crush at her finest, Ms. Tracee!|
Photo Courtesy: Swiped this from her Twitter Avitar
With the new natural hair "revolution" and information out there I have started to try different styles that are more curly and play with new products and natural ingredients. Here is a list of things I've tried, tips I have, and resources I love....
|After my first henna|
see a little of the red..
**Curly Nikki - Nikki also does a weekly article on Essence.com and she has a FB page.
**Hairscapades by Shelli - I lucked up on Shelli from Nikki's page and I'm a huge fan! She has some beautiful hair and some great tips and guest bloggers.
|One of my homemade|
*Twist outs, wet sets, and various curly styles- I spent the majority of the summer with my hair in a rolled wet set and I have done a few twist outs too. The video blog below is from Naptural85, and she is a favorite amongst the natural hair community demonstrating various protective styles, including twist outs, etc. Her name is Whitney and she is absolutely phenomenal in the many tutorials she has online. There are many more by different vloggers you should seek out and watch in your spare time. Shelli at hairscapdes (noted above) does these as well and I enjoy them all.
|One of my twist outs. Wasn't|
my favorite but I'm learning which
products work best for me by trying
Lee's Ultimate Natural Hair Tip-- It's your hair and your choices and you should do what you feel most comfortable doing. Don't feel compelled to fit into any regime or movement that doesn't work for you. But at the same time, don't stay where you are just because that's where you are and all you know. I think the most important thing to come out of this hair movement is that women are now taking care of their hair and being more conscious of products, tools, and styles that are going in and out of their head. We have spent a long time not caring about our hair (please don't make me reference that Good Hair movie...please) and only caring about the style, abusing our scalps, and being ignorant to what we need and there is nothing empowering or attractive about that. We have to do a little better and this movement is encouraging that. Education, diversity, and motivation amongst women are some of the best things we can have, and you see this with the natural hair movement. Unfortunately, I will say that I've noticed a little bullying here and there in the community and some absolutes and nit picking and that is something I think we can do without but that's kinda few and far in between. But as women, you can ignore that and take from it what works for you and leave the rest right where it is. You really don't have to explain your decisions or justify your choices to anyone but yourself, and your spirit will speak to you and put you right in check. I'd also say, be sure to do your own research and be sure to consult with a hair care professional. Everybody's hair is different and every product or ingredient doesn't necessarily do what some people think or what it does for others. In short, run with this movement but at your pace! :-) HONEEYZ, What are your thoughts on the natural hair movement? Do you think it's here to stay? How has it impacted your relationship with your hair? Share with us some of your health care regime, tips, and resources!!
A few various styles L to R: rod set (ignore my eyes...looking all crazy); straight sewn-in weave; layered and curled sewn-in weave.