Shout out to the black girl in the early stages of her natural hair journey..
Spending all your money on different products.
Spending hours on the internet reading and learning about natural hair.
Researching different supplements.
Trying to master different oils.
Admiring beautiful heads of natural hair while you’re in class.
Creating folders on your computer with titles like “Natural Hair Inspo” and “Hair Goals” filled with all your natural hair inspiration pictures.
Measuring your hair like every 3 days to see how much it grew.
Wondering maybe if it just isn’t in your genetics (it is, you can do this! Don’t doubt yourself).
Randomly getting pissed off sometimes because you want to protective style your hair, but you still want your hair style to be considered “cute” so you’re struggling to find that golden protective hairstyle that’s going to allow your hair to retain length, but still make you feel confident when you’re out and about.
Sitting in your room multiplying the length of 6 inches by however many years it’s going to take for you to reach your goal..
Wondering why your curls don’t clump like the girls on YouTube. (Don’t worry sweetheart, they clump like yours. And that’s beautiful too.)
Frustrated because some girl went natural AFTER you and now her hair is longer than yours. (Chill. She’s not better than you, don’t even let that thought enter your mind. She just found what methods work for her, all you need to do is find what works for you.)
Got ridiculed when you wore weave, now you get ridiculed for your natural texture. You’ll learn not to care either way, it all comes with time.
I’ve been there.. Trust me when I say consistency is key. Stay consistent and stay patient. You’ve got this.