Pursuit of Natural

life, levity, & the pursuit of natural


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Dear Newly Natural Me: Learn to Cornrow

 

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Dear Newly Natural Me,

Can you please learn to cornrow? It will break the space-time continuum, considering your first attempt isn’t for another year, but it’ll be worth it. In fact, here: watch this tutorial by Breanna Rutter and thank me later.

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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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Dear Newly Natural Me: Day 3 Hair is a Lie

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Dear Newly Natural Me,

You read an article on CurlyNikki about how she easily achieved 3-, 4-, or 5-day hair (I don’t remember which–it’s been years!) You read her a lot. You know she has a different hair type than yours. I know you’re bookmarking the page and holding out hope for when you get some length.

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Dear Newly Natural Me: Enjoy Every Stage

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This article was originally published on myyeka.com. You can find more of my articles for new naturals by following the link in the sidebar!

Enjoy Every Stage

Dear Newly Natural Me,

So, it’s just dawned on you it will be years before you have what’s generally considered to be long hair. You’re stuck with a TWA for who knows how long. Now you’re binging YouTube videos on how to style short hair–flowers, bows, hoop earrings. None of that is your style. Sponge curls? On 4C hair? Next! Make-up? NEXT!

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Dear Newly Natural Me: Information Overload is a Thing

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Did you know I wrote a whole series for new naturals over on MyYeka.com? It’s in my sidebar and everything. Just in case you’re a regular reader here but had no idea I was over there, too, I’ll be resharing all of the articles here.

Information Overload is a Thing

Dear Newly Natural Me,

Ph balance, cuticles, shed hair versus broken hair, hygral fatigue–girl, if you don’t turn off your phone and go to bed you’re going to be fatigued all day. You’ve got one inch of hair and more information than you know what to do with it. I know. You just found this other naturalista and she’s got a whole series on this other technique/style/product line that might be vital to the success of your natural hair journey. Plus she’s funny and photogenic! How photogenic do you think you’ll be on three hours of sleep?

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REBLOG: Top Tips for Natural Hair Wash Routine Made Easier – by SAVVYZONE

Saavyzone’s blog is chock full of great articles like this one. Tips, tools, product and routine breakdowns–she’s got you covered. I really like how clear and concise her articles are, and I always learn something useful.  Follow the link to check out her site!

 

Once you have established what day your (hair) wash routine will be on, there are some good effective practices to include in your routine that will further boost your natural hair health. So to reap further benefits for your hair, it is essential to keep an arsenal of reliable hair tools, and products which could consist […]

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