Pursuit of Natural

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Taking a Holiday from Your Natural Hair

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A Break from the Routine

Whether you’re frustrated with your natural hair journey, or you just find yourself too busy too keep up with your regular hair care routine, taking a break from your hair every now and then can be good for you and it.

Before you decide how to put your hair away, determine why you want to. Is it for recoup from damage or length retention, added protection from this colder, drier weather, or just to reduce the time it takes to style every day?

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Kindergarten Hair Disaster

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Bad Hair Day

My kindergarten teacher said it looked cute. It did not. Everyone else thought it was funny. I showed up at school with half my hair in one of those bobble hair ties and the other half was a free, bushy mess. Imagine seeing a kid like that. You’d wonder how she managed to leave the house that way.

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New Growth: Knowledge Is the Power to Change

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Feeling Something’s Wrong

There’s a Nigerian utterance for every mood and every occasion. On the occasion that my sadness turned to lethargy, my mom would describe my demeanor to me in one such utterance, which conveyed a sense that one lacked the energy to even be tired. Doo-wehn, doo-wehn, doo-wehn. Clearly, something was wrong, but I couldn’t remember the last time I wasn’t sad, so I continued the process of becoming a zombie.

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REBLOG: Waterfall Braid Tutorial on Natural Hair — KinkyDiyctator

I was super excited to find this tutorial, as I never thought of doing the waterfall braid on natural hair. But doesn’t hers look stunning? I’ve practiced a little bit on stretched hair (I don’t use heat anymore) and I think I’ll get the hang of it, yet! Click through to watch the video tutorial.

 

 

Hey guys. I recently straightened my hair with heat and tried out the waterfall braid, which I’ve been eyeing for a while and i worked out.

via Waterfall Braid Tutorial on Natural Hair —

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5 Years Natural a Photo Retrospective

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Big chop to first (successful) twistout. You can see the space (left) where there used to be damage from relaxers

18 months after going natural, a woman complemented me on my first ever twist out. I was over the moon all day. You couldn’t tell me nothin! I was ready to rock twist outs every single day, but of course my second try was nowhere near as bomb, and the travails of free hair checked me real quick…

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