Why can’t i be appreciated and loved for the girl I am? Everybody I show care and support for…rarely does in return. I try to make everyone that is close to me feel warm and in that moment blissful. If it means me cracking a joke or sharing something sweet. I ask more than just ‘how are you’ or about your day….it’s just weird that i’m overlooked. I give so much. oh well.
- in all honestly, I don’t like my hair. I dyed it blonde thinking I would grow some type of love for it but it didn’t happened. These pictures kind of helped me accept the fact, that my hair came a long way from when I was forced to big chop after becoming sick my freshman year of college in 2015. It’s a huge insecurity of mine to wear my Afro in its natural “wash n go” state. It’s rare you’ll see me like this. It was definitely a humbling experience to finally show my fro out to this social media world. 🌙🌼🌞
soooo i chopped the remainder of what was on my head, i’m psyched. i feel like i’m breaking down barriers, saying that girls look “ugly” with no hair or that no one will like me bc i cut my hair. it’s nice to let go of something you’ve had your whole life & that so many women keep bc they believe it makes them who they are.
I Tested Countless Hair Gels and These Are The Best For Textured Tresses
Are you ready for this jelly?
I’ve been a “Deva devotee” since getting my big chop done at the Devachan salon late last year. Of all the places I’ve entrusted with my curls, this was the first place (and brand) that knew how to manipulate my strands without sacrificing their pattern or health.Their products are equally satisfying and with such a short coif, I immediately gravitated toward anything that would hold my new style in place without the “helmet hair” effect. This gel formula does just that and thanks to a blend of healthy ingredients (wheat protein, chamomile, lemongrass), my strands are soft instead of crunchy. Use in combination with the Supercream Coconut Curl Styler for even better results.
Mielle Organics Honey & Ginger Styling Gel
I was introduced to this one by way of the brand’s popular edge gel, which I’ve grown to love since it slicked down my hair without creating flakes–the bane of any naturalista’s existence.This one, made for root-to-tip use, is also formulated with over 70% organic ingredients, so it leaves your hair soft and free of product buildup. And the best part? A little goes a long way–trust me! Use in combination with the edge gel for camera-ready realness.
Carol’s Daughter Pracaxi Nextar Style Control Gel
If you’re pining for spring, the scent of this gel will transport you to paradise in record time. The star ingredient, pracaxi oil, is native to Brazil and considered a conditioning miracle. Combined with other growth additives, such as castor oil, a dime sized dollop of CD’s newest styler gets rid of frizz with the quickness. Personally, I like to mix the gel with the Pracaxi Nectar Wash-N-Go Leave-In and air dry overnight under a satin scarf. My curls have never spiraled more!
MCJW Coconut & Moringa Oils Humidity Block Curl Gel
I recently took a solo trip to Jamaica and although I knew flossing in a fierce do wouldn’t be a priority, I still wanted my curls to flourish under the Caribbean sun. And as a product junkie, I saw this as the perfect opportunity to try something new.My experience with the Madam C.J. Walker line hadn’t gone beyond their deep conditioners until I fell in love with this gel. Not only is it super lightweight, but my curls didn’t feel sticky or oily after applying the product. This one is a must for travelers!
IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel
Okay, hear me out on this one because I know the packaging doesn’t scream “Black hair.” I certainly was hesitant to put this on my freshly cut hair. But, I must confess: this gel pleasantly surprised me.For starters, it’s so light, you almost forget it’s in your hand and the smell reminded me of vacation. I also couldn’t ignore the fact that its hero ingredient is coconut oil and comfrey extract, both of which are vital to scalp health. Don’t knock it until you try it!