Monday, November 16, 2015
When My Hair Was Natural...The Last Time
I've been completely natural a billion times in my life. No seriously...a BILLION. My mother only relaxed our hair for special occasions. Think Easter or Christmas. Maybe a birthday here or there. I had no idea how to care for my relaxed hair. I most certainly had no idea how to care for my hair while "stretching" my relaxer. And I definitely had no idea how to care for my natural hair---once all of the relaxed ends inevitably broke off. Ugh...it was a vicious cycle. My hair never grew past my shoulders.
When my hair was natural (unprocessed)---the last time...
I flat ironed it daily. Okay I'm lying. I flat ironed it twice a day.
I never wore it curly.
I lived for my blow dryer.
I watched my hair grow.
Then I cried as it all broke off.
This time---it's different.
This time---I've learned to love my curls.
And this time---I gotta remember not to abuse my hair for just for a style.
Because it's just not worth it.