I have a confession… I’m a lazy natural (but I didn’t start that way).
I did a big chop after transitioning for three months and I wanted nothing more than a head full of long, thick, curly hair. I would spend hours browsing YouTube for tutorials and tips and I devoted time each night to wrap my hair or twist it so that it would be protected as I slept.
After the excitement I had about having natural hair wore off, I became overwhelmed with all the twisting, dusting, blowing out and braiding that I once enjoyed. I achieved my growth goal pretty quickly and in retrospect, that’s what made me lazy. At that time having natural hair for me meant having long, curly hair. When I finally got the hair I wanted, I didn’t focus as much on its health.
Thank you to the Mississippi Natural Hair Expo for sponsoring this post. You can purchase tickets to the 2017 expo, presented by CURLS, being held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 here.
When you embark on a natural hair journey, be prepared for it to be one with many twists and turns. From finding the right products to learning all the slang associated with natural hair, you will literally feel like you’re being schooled.
I’ve been natural since April 2011 and I still find myself learning new things about my hair. I’ve tried so many different styles, I’ve experimented with color and I’ve even cut it several times. I’ve also attended more (and hosted my own) natural hair related events than I can count and that’s where the real learning takes place.
If you rock your natural tresses and you’ve never attended a natural hair expo, shame on you! No matter how many of these events I attend, they are always so much fun and there is always new information to learn. Because we know how challenging and high maintenance taking care of natural hair can be.
Thank you Product Junkie Naturals for sponsoring this amazing giveaway!I received these products to review and share with my readers. The content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
It’s giveaway time!
I’ve partnered with Product Junkie Naturals to bring you an amazing product giveaway – a bundle of 4 (yes, four!) full size versions of their natural, organic, hand-made hair products. There are some really great products included in the bundle, one of which is a staple product of mine.