I know I certainly came into being natural blind… not knowing that my hair might not look like everyone else’s. I had a really hard time trying to get my hair to get loose ringlets, which for me, now I know, is impossible (without some sort of styling technique). It took SO long for me to find out, with trial and error alone, and through that, I am only NOW taking the time out to find out what works for my hair. A year into my journey, I still get those internal thoughts saying, man, I wish… when I know well enough (learned in other aspects of my life) that the grass is not always greener. I know somewhere, a natural yearns for MY hair. 🙂
LynnieLuve shared this video by Sweetashoneybabyluv with me and I think her take home message is incredibly important for new naturals– ‘…no one’s curl pattern is the same and it’s not a good idea to fall so deeply in love with someone else’s hair and not your own.’ Plus, she’s gorgeous and funny as hell!