Before going natural, I was an expert at damaging my hair and was unaware that all hair products were not good for my textured hair and was not considered a natural hair product. My hair was so broken off that I would braid it up and leave it alone for 6 months at a time only to take it out and perm it again so I could see my growth. The vicious cycle would repeat every 6 months, because my hair would start breaking soon after I got my hair permed.
Something had to give...
So, something had to give. Weave was ruining my hair. Yes, I felt pretty when my weave was freshly sewn in or my hair was recently permed, but soon my weave would loosen and my new growth would quickly tell the world my hair was not as straight as I wore it. Quite frankly, not being natural was taxing and before I went natural, I realized that I would never be able to truly have healthy hair without learning how to wear my hair in its natural state.
So, I big chopped...
So, I big chopped. I had help taking out my last weave and my hair was broken off at the ends. I was ready. I was ready to big chop and free myself like so many naturals. I remember watching videos of women doing the big chop and immediately following up with natural hair products. I wondered how in the world could I ever muster up enough courage to big chop, but the day I did the big chop I was more than ready.
Finally, I was free from the hair that weighed me down. I remember looking in the mirror for the first time and seeing my face for what I felt like was the first time. I saw me.I was natural.
Natural, sexy, and yes my natural hair makes me feel more confident!
Since I've been natural I don't feel pretty. I feel sexy. I feel real. I see me and I feel more confident. Why? Because for the first time in my life, I truly accept my natural beauty. My hair thrives using UnveilMyNatural's Ayurveda shampoo and deep conditioner
. My curls enter a room before I do and my husband never fails to compliment my beauty. Are you natural? If not, make the jump and fall in-love with your natural beauty.