In my previous post, I wrote about five things I do not miss about relaxed hair and now, it is only right to turn tables.
I've been fully natural for 11 months and it's been the best 11 months in my entire hair history. I don't think I've ever experienced this much freedom and bliss.
Let's get to it shall we?
I think this is one of the best things about natural hair. I love the fact that I have the liberty to twist and turn as I please. I'm not in any way limited as there a endless possibilities.
I can decide to finger coil or color my hair or even rock a tapered cut. My natural hair can be bent to suit me.
My natural hair has helped to change my perspective especially when it comes to maintenance. I've been able to create a regimen that works for me and I'm glad to see the results. It has also helped me take control of my hair. I haven't been to a salon in 14 months. I've been able to style my own hair. Sometime in July, I installed my very first box braids by myself. Last month, I installed another one. I'm getting better at it. Next year, I'm looking forward to trying kinky twists, crochet braiding and faux locs. I bask in the fact that nobody is pulling my hair in different directions and I'm not so worried about my edges anymore.
4. My Hair Texture
Like everyone else, I suffered from the hand-in-head syndrome very early in my journey. I was simply fascinated and could not get over my curl pattern because it is so beautiful both by sight and touch. I can't believe I waited this long. Anyways, better late than never.
5. The Uniqueness of Natural Hair.
Natural Hair has a mind of its own and has no problem being in the spotlight. Actually, its uniqueness draws even more attention, carefully over shadowing the outfit or the makeup. Often times when I'm in a gathering, especially in Church, my natural hair stands out mostly because it isn't mainstream yet. That's why I've been able to spread the gospel of natural hair starting from my friends so that more people can convinced to rock their natural hair more often.
What are the things you love about your natural hair?
Love, kinks and knots.