Monday, 16 November 2015

The emotional Ups and Downs of the Natural Hair Journey in GIF

Below are the emotional rollercosters most naturalistas can relate with when it comes to their hair experiences. Do you agree?

You start with a Big Chop, not really sure whether this is the right choice. Everyone and their mother think you've lost your mind, and you are tempted to agree with them.

Disoriented
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After taking the plunge, you become clueless as to what to do, and start wondering who sent you message.

Maybe GIF
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You then start reading hair blogs and forums. You join every natural facebook group, BBM group and channel you can think of. You take part in every hair challenge. There's nothing like too much information when it comes to your hair

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All your 28 hours a day research online are really paying off. You get pumped up and excited. You are going to be a living proof that black hair grows longer than that of other races. The sky is your starting point.

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You begin to see your hair grow

Kanye Smile
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And every time you see a new product being raved about online, you gobble it up, due to your product junkie gluttony nature

DO WANT
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Then you reach Armpit length

Goofy Dance
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But every time you see your hair shedding and breaking, you are like

zoink
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And then you start to

Sad Yelling
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All the consolation from your family, friends, boyfriends, lovers and enemies cannot do anything to ease your devastation.

Group Cry
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But finally, you reach BSL

happy Meryl Streep
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But then later, you get to a plateau

hmmm
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You try your best, but still can't find a way to retain length

I Give Up
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You later realise that all you need is to switch up your regimen a bit, and a regular trim, though you are not happy about the trimming bit

Paul Rudd
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But it doesn't matter because you have found a way to finally retain length

Thank God
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And after all the highs and lows, you have finally reach waist length. You walk into every gathering and natural hair event, and the whole world treats you like

Crowd Cheer
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Who said the natural hair journey is a straight line path? It might not be simple as ABC, but in the end, the result of your dilligence and discipline is always worth it. Don't give up.

Which of the GIFs was your favourite?

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27 comments :

  1. This is hilarious.My favorite was the sky is the limit GIF.hahaha.One of my best posts ever.

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    1. I think mine is the funny dance at arm pit length and the group hug.

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    2. Those are hilarious too.Honestly I laughed throughout the whole post,read it just now and im still laughing.It really is funny because most of us can relate to most of these.

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    1. Get better internet jo. You are really missing cos the pictures are funny.. Oya, try again

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  3. Loooool...This really cracked me up. I can definitely relate.
    Coily Head of Hair

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  4. LOL... can totally relate.
    My favourite is the family consolation gif


    Naija girl next door

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    1. Me toooooo. We definitely like the same things.

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  5. I laughed through it all. I can definitely relate to this!

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    1. I love all.I like that one where Kanye was smiling *very rare*

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  6. I am glad I'm not the only one scared of trimming.

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    1. Most people are scared. They just wear a brave face.

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    2. Yes o.I think im allergic to carrying a scissor near my hair,I always close my eyes as the scissor touches down on the hair and I pray beforehand.Its that serious.

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    3. It's the opposite with me

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  7. LOL!

    I don't see waist length in my future sha.

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  8. The shedding and hair breakage is me right now.
    Lovely write up.

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  9. The Jim Carrey one is my fav. Which article did I not read lol

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