Newly Natural | Now what?
This is a question I got alot whilst in Ghana! I guess in UK you can look online and, with the natural revolution, you can ask the next well-styled natural you see about their routine.
This is not always sound advice - some people really mistreat their hair but somehow are not bald!
I would say, firstly, CONGRATULATIONS! You are still the same woman and it is still all your hair on that head of yours. I guess the real difference it you want to make a change.
Much like changing up your wardrobe, getting used to being natural will not happen overnight. I, for one, bought tons of dresses and they would sit for up to 2 years before I suddenly started wearing them all. I guess it speaks for the good quality of the clothes- lol! Mainly, it speaks of the very "normal" reluctance to embrace new changes - even after the initial euphoria of making the decision.
So, you are now natural. That is just one step - in any direction. I have seen many newly (and oldie) naturals damage their hair and curb their length retaining abilities by harshly treating the hair. Being natural does not preclude abusive hair practices.
Growing hair long requires one thing only: TLC. Tender loving care will take you much further than any product or new styling aid (hot curler, hood dryer or steamer) will take you.
"If you plan to succeed, you must succeed in planning."
I don't know who coined that phrase but how I apply it hear is in terms of goals for your hair and a plan of how to reach them. The plan is YOUR REGIMEN.
In the next blog post, I will touch on regimen. From this post, I want you to remember: set a goal, get a regimen and follow it.
See you soon!
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