What I’ve Learned about my Natural Hair after 1 month(and what other ppl think of it)
I BC’d on Sept. 1st & I already knew my hair was gonna be 3c/4a before I was even 6 months post b/c I watched a LOT of YouTube videos & found 1 youtuber that was my hair twin w the EXACT hair I had when I was lil & relaxer-free.
The 1st wk: I did twist outs & found out they’re cute on me, but my tips/ends are POOFY & need a pomade or gloss to keep them in check. I also found out I’m too lazy to do twists all the time & I only have the strength to do the front, also my hair will only look good w it for 2 days & then I’ll have to wash it + style all over again.
2nd wk: I went to the World Natural Hair Show & got LOT’S of samples which helped me find the best products that work for me. I found out my hair is Super Soft & kinda like baby hair. And it works better w Child natural products than w regular natural products.
3rd wk: I learned my TWA is kinda like Taren916’s & the pattern kinda looks like hers too. My hair can just be spraied w water & add some hair butter each morning w/o getting build up & it looks great each time =) I found out I don’t need to comb my hair out, if I do then it’ll get messed up & frizzy =P
What ppl think: My mom has just got used to my hair when I bought some hair butter, before when I 1st BC’d & was learning what my hair likes she would keep saying she had to get used to it. All my mom’s friends are natural(she’s not & only likes long straight hair) LOVE my hair & want to cut theirs like mine, some also are gonna give me products they don’t use.
My friends (mostly the close one’s to me) LOVE it on me & think the fro matches my personality perfectly, the rest think it looks good on ME & don’t like short hair bc they think you “have to have long hair to be a girl”(they’re closed-minded). Random ppl mostly LOVE my hair & think I’m some kind of hipster model. Others think I look bubbly. And some think I’m “gay” or wonder why I have such a pretty face & “cut all my long hair off”.
My Family: I posted the picture on FB & the family members that I do have on there did NOT ‘like’ the picture or comment on it, but I KNOW they saw it bc they kept askin my mom what it looked like + they STAY on FB (LOL). My whole family is obsessed w Long Straight hair, but I’ve always have been the open-minded black sheep so I don’t really care what they think. I will be visiting them for Thanksgiving, so that’s when I’ll get their opinion’s & they have no Tact etc. so you know they’ll be honest.
My cousins are very preppy, one(younger) likes everything the other one(older) likes bc she looks up to her & they always call me a ‘nerd’ bc I’m not (sorry)’ghetto’ like them. They’re the kinda girls that have to look cute 24/7 ANYWHERE they go, even to BED!! And ‘cute’ to them is LOTS of SKIN & BOOBS, so yea.
The younger one used to look up to me when I lived in my hometown still, but started following our other cousin once I moved. And each time the younger one visits she kinda acts like she still wants to be ‘like me’ & even said she wants to go natural next yr, but the other cousin is tellin her a bunch of stupd crap like ‘it’s not gonna look right’ or ‘afro’s aren’t preppy enough for them’ etc.
I’d be glad to help both of them w their hair bc they both go to the salon for their hair & don’t know how to care for it them selves, they also are too lazy to do it & swim all the time anyway & wear high ponytails 24/7. But I can’t help them if they don’t want it, they both know I’m a Master Cosmetology student & have my contact info. So I’m just waitin on them, I already offered my help plenty of times.
But anyway like I said before, we’ll see what happens on Thanksgiving when I see them again & I’ll keep you guys updated ;D
All in All I LOVE my newly natural TWA & wouldn’t go back to creamy crack if even if it magicaly started making ppl’s hair grow(LOL) HHJ~