Pursuit of Natural

life, levity, & the pursuit of natural


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Dear Newly Natural Me: You Need an Oil

 

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Dear Newly Natural Me,

I’m not sure why you thought you could do without the O, after all you’ve read about the LOC method, but you need to find some and put it on your head, ASAP.

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Dear Newly Natural Me: I See You Getting Lazy

 

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Dear Newly Natural Me,

How does 7 to 10 days between washes become 2 weeks? Girl. Let’s not repeat that fiasco. Bad habits are easy to fall into and hard to break. Laziness is a prime example.

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When to do More or Less with Natural Hair


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So, I recently discovered my ends covered in product buildup, which is highly unusual. When I identified the issue, it turned out to be a combination of being heavy handed with a new, heavier product and exercising more, which meant my usual wash regimen was not keeping up. Sometimes the problem is that I’m doing too much. Other times, not enough. From washing to trimming, here’s a shareable graphic with a few signs to look for when you need to do more or less with your natural hair.

 

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Dear Newly Natural Me: Let It (Combs) Go

 

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Dear Newly Natural Me,

We need to talk about detangling.

You’ve tried three different shower/detangling/wide-tooth combs now, and all of them snag and break your strands. You’re only hanging on to the tool because it’s supposed to make the job faster and easier, but you painstakingly inch your way up from the ends, like they said to do in all those tutorials, and ten minutes later you still haven’t reached halfway up the hair shaft. Maybe if you get a seamless comb, or a denman, or emptied an entire bottle of conditioner on your head–stop! Let it go.

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Overwhelmed by Natural Hair

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I think it’s pretty normal to feel overwhelmed as a new natural. I’ve written before about information overload.

For a lot of us we traded in running combs through straight hair for figuring out how to untangle kinks and coils with just our fingers. We went from knowing our favorite brand of hair grease (and our momma’s momma’s favorite brand) to trying to figure out which ingredients to avoid. And how come our textures can’t all pull off the same hairstyles?

It’s a lot.

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Dealing with A Lot of Hair (Maintenance)

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Hair amnesia. It’s what happens when you’ve had your hair in a protective style for an extended period.

Come take down, I will legit forget just how much hair is compacted into each twist. I start unravelling them, thinking, “Oh, it’s just a dozen or so sections,” and then I wonder WHERE DID ALL THIS HAIR COME FROM OMG THIS IS GOING TO TAKE FOREVER TO DETANGLE!

Step 1: Stay calm.

And keep reading for my top tips on how to work through a lot of hair quickly and efficiently.

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