Have you always appreciated your hair texture?
I had a major complex about my hair. I was told that it was too big and too curly. I am part Pakistani and several people within that culture would question if I was Pakistani because of my big and curly hair. I began to straighten my hair all of the time and conform to what I thought was right. I was conforming because I believed that it would help me “blend in.”
I lived in a small town; so people were a bit taken back by such massively fabulous hair! I would receive the evil eye from all directions. As time went on…I realized that I needed to be me! Embrace my individuality and let this hair be what it wants to be! So years later, I am at a place where I fully embrace everything about myself (from my hair down to my toes).
My hair routine is as follows:
I have recently decided to stray away from shampoos because they tend to dry/strip my hair of all of its natural oils. I comb my hair out in the shower; I then use an all natural/organic conditioner. After I condition my hair, I nourish my scalp with natural oils (avocado, almond, olive, etc) so that my scalp can feel alive and rejuvenated. After the shower process I let my hair air dry.
At night, I spray rosewater mixed with vegetable glycerin on my hair. I also make sure to pull it back so that it is not wild and hard to comb out in the morning. Lastly, I sleep on a silk pillow.
What’s your favorite thing about being natural?
I love being natural because I am embracing everything about myself! I enjoy waking up in the morning, doing a quick condition, shaking my hair out and starting my day. It makes me smile when my fro blows in the wind, the comfort, and the happiness is like none other.
Where can we find you on the web?
You can find me at lovelymali.com, which is my main blog. I also have two other blogs instamali.com and malliha.com.
You can also catch me on instagram-→ lovelymali
Anything else to add?
First and foremost, I am honored and grateful to be featured on your site. What you are doing is amazing so continue to soar! A message to all of the readers, never be ashamed to be who you are... believe in yourself…and watch everything around you shift in such a magical way. Thanks for taking the time out to read the article!