So happy you’ve glided across The Hair Politics!
I know why you’ve found yourself here for the first time 🙂
You’re either a newbie naturalista eager to kickstart that natural hair journey or possibly an “oldie” that sort of lost your way or need some new inspiration.
How far we have come, right!? To be able to embrace our own hair without fear of being ridiculed for the way it curls, coils, or kinks is so relieving!
No more torturing your hair with heat and chemicals. No more struggling to wrap your hair up at night, only to have to re-style (and re-torture) it in the morning. No more surrendering to that “hair schedule” that has you going to the salon every two weeks for those touch-ups you thought you needed.
No more sprinting-like-your-life-literally-depends-on-it to avoid being caught in the rain.
Good for you! You deserve a pat-on-the-back and know you are NOT alone. Otherwise why would I be here?
Now if you’re looking for tutorials on makeup, fashion, nails and contouring—-I’m not your girl.
Or if you’re looking for those popping “how to” tutorials on bantu knots, defined twist outs, faux locs, etc.—-I’m not your girl. But don’t get me wrong, I can point you in the right direction.
The Hair Politics is all about growth and health.
Because without those two, your natural hair journey will still be a flop. Your bantu knots and twist outs will never work for you and you’ll find yourself going back to the “Old You” and you don’t want to regress, right?
And if you’re thinking, “Hmm, my natural hairstyles haven’t always turned out the best,” Trust me, you are in the right place!
You do not need to continuously wear weaves, box braids and wigs if your hair can be as long as the hair you purchase. Because it can be. And it shall be.
I bet it’d be cool to slap someone with our own hair just once right!? Haha, we’re not trying to start any fights though, but you get my drift :).
My goal is to enlighten you on ways to achieve that long and healthy hair you have wanted for so long. No matter your hair type or texture, you can have long hair. Don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise–it’s a myth.
I will give you the right products that could work very well with your hair type(s). I will give you the confidence to embrace all that comes with being natural. I can provide you with a community of sistas just like you who can identify with you and uplift you through your struggles, learning curves and milestones.
I only ask you give me two things: your patience and your commitment.
If you say you are going to be on this natural hair journey with me, you can’t half do it. Commitment without patience warrants no results and patience without commitment is just pointless and a waste of time.
So are you ready to be a natural hair flipper and head turner? Because it is coming 😉
I want the newbie naturalistas to read this post on determining your hair type and porosity level. This is important! Then come back here and we’ll continue. We have a little more to cover.
Alright, know your hair type and porosity level now?
Well, guess what? You’ve made the biggest step in becoming the guru of your hair. It’s important to understand the category your hair falls under because it is really frustrating to follow a regimen and think you are doing everything right but you see no results because it was not the regimen for you.
It’s sort of like sprinting down the court and making that buzzer beater shot, only to realize you scored for the other team.
Sure, you made the shot. But it doesn’t benefit you.
And it doesn’t really matter to say, “Well, I meant to score for my team.”
Some products that work well for our naturalista idols are just duds on our hair. And that’s normal.
Your job is to find out what does work for you and stick to a consistent regimen to achieve the results you want.
But gosh, it’s such a frustrating, time-consuming and money guzzling task, right?
Well, it doesn’t have to be.
A naturalista’s hair journey is never-ending so I am on a journey of my own. But the many years I have been in this game, I’ve learned some things along the way and I want to help you. I got tired of people asking, “Wow, this is all your hair?”, “How is it so long?”, and the famous question, “Are you mixed?”
No, I’m not.
I’m a fully African-American female with long, healthy hair that will continue to grow.
You can be, too. If you want it.
Start by checking out the sections in: Hair Types or Hair Wishes
Or test yourself in my 7-day mini hair challenge (below):