hair-journey

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When it comes to my hair I’ve been making quite a few changes in the past few years.

  • I stopped getting Perms in 2010.
  • I’ve not worn Clip-in extensions or Weave since August 2012
  • I flat iron my hair Alot less (Maybe once a week) 
  • I cut back on changing my hair color (Can’t believe I made it Over a Year with my Teal/Aqua Hair!)

I Love my hair more than ever now! ^-^

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Every January for the past 3 years I’ve taken a pic of my profile to see the growth. When I “went natural” when I was 18, I didn’t have any friends or family members who were natural. Most ppl didn’t understand why I’d want to “look like that”. Some ppl flat out told me it was UGLY. Some were nicer about it and just said they “preferred” my hair straight. I had to literally teach myself to see my “nappy” hair as beautiful along with all of my other non-European features. I hear so many BLACK ppl say that natural hair is “not for everybody”. An inherent part of you…. Is not for you?….. It’s as much for you as your nose or your eyes or your hands are. If not for other natural-haired women online, I would’ve given up this journey a lonnnnnnng ass time ago, which is why I constantly post about my hair. I hope it does for other women what it’s done for me. May not be a big deal to you but to see women and girls embracing their hair bc they see me doing it is like the dopest thing ever for me. Had a student last year whose mom said she came home begging to “wear her hair big like Miss Mays” ☺️ love those Naps yall! (Men too) oh yeah……. Nobody’s calling it ugly now (insert hair flip here) 😉