TODAY, I WAS THINKING BACK TO MY FRUSTRATING HAIR MOMENTS. I CAN RECALL STYLING MY HAIR IN THE MIRROR AND AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO COMPLETE A STYLE OR JUST HAVE IT PRESENTABLE TO LEAVE THE HOUSE, I STOP OUT OF AGGRAVATION. MOST OF THE TIME IT ENDS WITH ME GRUNTING IN FRUSTRATION AND HURLING A HAIR TIE ACROSS THE BATHROOM (PROMISE I DON’T NEED ANGER MANAGEMENT).

MOST OF US HAVE GONE THROUGH IT; PERIODS OF TIME WHEN OUR HAIR “JUST WON’T DO RIGHT”. YOU LOVE BEING NATURAL BUT YOUR HAIR BE STRAIGHT TRIPPIN’ SOMETIMES. YOU TRY OUT A STYLE AND IT LOOKS A HOT FLAMIN’ MESS! OR YOU TRY A PRODUCT THAT EVERYONE HAS SAID WORKS WONDERS BUT YOU’RE THE ONE IN A MILLION THAT EXPERIENCES AN EPIC FAIL…YUP, BEEN THERE. AFTER YOU BIG CHOP, YOU WILL LIKELY GO THROUGH  A PERIOD OF TRIAL AND ERROR. YOU’VE BEEN RELAXED YOUR ENTIRE LIFE SO IT TAKES TIME TO LEARN HOW TO CARE FOR NATURAL HAIR. PATIENCE AND PRACTICE REALLY DO GO HAND-IN HAND. REMEMBER,

  • EVERYONE’S HAIR IS DIFFERENT, WHAT WORKS FOR ONE MAY NOT WORK FOR YOU.
  • IT MAY TAKE A WHILE, BUT TRY DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES & PRODUCTS UNTIL YOU FIND WHAT WORKS BEST.
  • FOCUS ON HEALTH. IF YOUR HAIR IS DRY, BRITTLE AND DAMAGED, IT IS MORE DIFFICULT TO MANAGE.
  • DON’T MANHANDLE YOUR HAIR JUST BECAUSE YOU’RE FRUSTRATED. THIS CAN DEFINITELY CAUSE BREAKAGE.
  • REMEMBER WHY YOU WENT NATURAL TO BEGIN WITH. IT’S JUST A PERIOD OF FRUSTRATION THAT WILL PASS.
  • SOMETIMES YOU MAY NEED A BREAK FROM STYLING. GET BRAIDS OR WEAR TWISTS FOR A WHILE.

LOOK AT YOUR HAIR LIKE YOU WOULD YOUR CHILDREN; IT WORKS YOUR NERVES SOMETIMES BUT YOU STILL LOVE IT!  NATURAL HAIR IS  USUALLY MASSIVE AND WILD! KINKS, CURLS AND COILS ARE ALL UNPREDICTABLE. IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR PERFECT NATURAL HAIR THAT’S ALWAYS NEAT AND PERFECTLY PUT TOGETHER, YOU’RE GOING TO ADD A BUTT LOAD OF STRESS TO YOUR LIFE. MAKE AN EFFORT TO BECOME COMFORTABLE WITH HAIR THAT ISN’T PERFECTLY STYLED EVERYDAY. I’VE LEARNED THAT YOU HAVE TO LET YOUR HAIR DO WHAT IT WANTS TO DO AT TIMES. GO IN THE DIRECTION YOUR HAIR IS WANTING TO GO THAT DAY.  SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO TELL YOUR HAIR, “JUST DO YOU BOO”.  I GUARANTEE “I’M SO SICK OF MY HAIR” MOMENTS WILL BE LESS FREQUENT.

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

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HAVE Y’ALL HAD ANY FRUSTRATING HAIR DAYS?

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