Ok girlfriends, I’ve been perusing many blogs, vlogs, etc. and there is one thing that I would like to discuss with you. Whether you are newly natural or a vet on the natural scene, there is one thing I’ve noticed that many naturals have in common … we are caught up on hair-typing, curl pattern, hair texture, etc. We have a bad habit of comparing our hair to other natural beauties. But why are we beating this dead horse? Can a Diva just compliment the next Diva’s coifs, and move on? Another persons “hair-type” will never be yours and vice versa.
Instead, proper hair care should be the focus. We are privy to a plethora of information on how to properly care for our mane, regardless of what “type” of kinks you have. Taking care of your hair is just like anything else in life. In time through trial and error, you will get to know your hair more ‘n more, and hopefully fall in love with it. You will learn to recognize what your hair needs by “listening” to how it responds to certain products. An imperative part of the natural hair journey is finding the proper products and a routine that works for you and sticking with it. Once you’ve discovered it, write down the routine, make hair goals specific to your hair, and work towards achieving them. Post it on the bathroom mirror for motivation and look at it daily to stay on track. You may even want to take it a step further and take pictures monthly to create a journal. Whatever you may choose to do, your hair will thank you in return by showing the results of being diligent with your routine.
Often times, we waste so much energy complaining, but forget to be thankful for even having hair! So let’s cease this madness of wanting what we do not have. Focus on taking care of what is yours. Your hair belongs to you. You will never be anyone else but you. So begin by loving you, embracing you, and being happy with what God has given to you. Because, you are uniquely-you!