Around 2016, I was left to do something that I didn't know that much about....my hair lol. I was left in a situation where I had to do and take care of my hair by myself. I'll probably go into that situation but I'll leave for another post for the future....don't want to get too depressing. Growing up, I always had natural hair, I had somewhat short hair and I always wore it in the same styles...it was either my hair in two buns or some flat twists. My mom used to wash my hair with head and shoulders shampoo, condition it with V05 conditioner (which I still use today, great detangler) then used some hair grease called Top Brass to, I guess, "moisturize".....I know, I know.
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When I was around 14, I was still using those products but I added some new ones...like the Cantu Leave-In Conditioner and Eco Styler gel. The only hairstyle I could do at the time was an afro puff and maybe a bun but I couldn't manage my thick hair to get it a bun properly lol. As much it was a stress to manage my hair...I actually started enjoying doing it. I might be the only black girl that loves wash day....even though it took forever lol. I starting watching youtube videos to learn more and the YouTuber I watched the most was Naptural85...still watch her today. The thing is that I didn't know anything about hair pattern, hair type, porosity...any of that... I was just watching videos from her about washing hair, wash and gos, and twist outs lol. So, there were many times I followed a tutorial from her, like a wash and go, and wonder why my hair didn't come out like hers 🤦🏽♀️.
After a while, I realize I had a different hair type from hers and stop wasting my gel. All those mistakes were annoying but it allowed me to learn more about natural hair and how to take care of it....also to stop expecting my hair to look like the tutorial and to not do the same routine of other people who has a different hair type from mine 😅. I'm 19 now and my hair grew out a lot and I have a routine that I try to follow as much as possible. I still enjoy doing my hair, especially I know what my hair loves now. I'll have more posts going into what I use and what I do..but this was just an introduction of me realizing how great my natural hair is...
I'm gonna leave a link of Naptural85 channel...she's the beautiful lady above 😊
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