How are you all doing? Kinks and all? I was thinking on Monday while I was styling my hair for the week and I was amazed at the some of the lessons that have stuck because of my natural hair journey. Here are some of the lessons I have learnt;
Life is a process ; Ah! This cannot be over emphasized. There is big lesson on patience that your hair teaches you. From waiting for your hair to grow, to not getting frustrated on wash days or when you have to style (Especially when your hair gets longer). I've learnt to enjoy a process from inception, there will be down times and there will be Good times and the 'bleh' but what is most important is that I enjoy the process.
Growth; It may be slow but it happens and when it does it's beautiful.
Tend your garden; Often times I am tempted to look at someone else hair to acheive a particular style or curls and what have you. But I learnt that just like hair (which is unique to me) I have to learn to not just look at other people's journey and want what they have without considering their hair type, texture etc. I need to know my hair, know what works and what doesn't in that light in life I can't go around wanting people lives without considering their past, their present all the things they had/have to go through to get to where/be they are right now.
Consistency; Maintaining natural hair is not a walk in the park and it takes drive, determination and consistency to keep it going. I remind myself that if I can do this for the long haul, I can do anything. I just have to put my mind to it.
Don't comb your hair; .... When it's dry. I never knew this. Even when I was with my lowcut in secondary school. I will be combing my dry hair and enduring the pain. Oh there is a better way and it is called detangling. ;)
Here are my top 5, What lesson has your natural hair journey taught you? Lets share ;)
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