Friday, 28 October 2011

Things People Do Not Tell You

Things people do not tell you:

1. When you are transitioning 
Get to know your natural hair, feel it touch it and compliment it. Negative thinking (its hard, too curly, what will I do) can be replaced by positive feelings (its thick, full, soft).

2. When you are a veteran
It is fine to be bored or even frustrated with your hair. If you are at the point where you want to do something drastic and think you may regret it just start braiding or twisting into a protective style. If after 6 months you still want to do the drastic change - go for it. It is only hair, in the worst case scenario, it will grow back.

3. When you are a blogger
Never be afraid to say what you think, the more frank your blog is, the more people will be drawn to it. At the same time, if you do not have a thick skin, start growing one, there will be plenty of personal insults directed your way even if you say things in the nicest way possible.

4 comments:

  1. Veteran here...psst...LISSSEN (lol)...

    It really is just hair. It really does grow back. The beautiful thing (IMO) about being natural and really taking the time to learn about how your hair works is that if you do make a drastic change (for better or worse) you'll know how to manage it so that it works for you.

    I've been living in my current town for 6 years. I arrived here with locs. 2 years later I picked them out and, soon after, did a BC. I grew it out for 2 years, had a setback, and did another BC. I kept it TWA-short for about 7 months, then started growing it out again a year ago this month. So these folks have seen me (almost) do it all! And I still have hair on my head. I love my hair...and I have never regretted going natural and becoming my own stylist.

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  2. I totally agree with number 1. Thats exactly what I did when I was transitioning and nobody told me to do it. I just did and thats how I feel in love with my hair.

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  3. Hey Jc,
    Have you noticed how more natural websites are beginning to reference the beauty brains? I love it. I think of them as the sort of "anti-you" - you are more balanced when referring to anecdotal evidence, whereas they don't regard it at all, esp Left Brain, lol (figures he's a guy). And where you are ore gracious, they can be quit hard-hitting at unruly dissenters, hehe. My two favorite resources being used more and more..... :D

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