I am a lover of African hair and hence the writing of this article.First things first,here are two facts about natural hair:
1. African hair is kinky and curly in nature.
2. African hair is naturally dark textured,despite the various shades of black depending on each individual,as we are all different and unique in our own ways.
We have different types of African hair.
I will discuss the different types of African Hair in detail in my next blog update. African hair is beautiful and perfectly suits the African male/female.
Have you seen a picture of a white, Asian…among others in an Afro? Their type of hair suits them,and our type of hair suits us,as Africans,lets embrace it already.
God perfectly made it for African heads,because it suits us perfectly,rather it was in God’s perfect plan that our hair be kinky. The notion that its not good enough or is not as it is supposed to be,is not God given but rather artificially made,am an African,with Natural African hair, and falling in love with it day after day.Its a tough journey,I must admit, but I call it tough Love.
I must also admit,I was relaxed for a period of close to 7 years and when I decided to go natural,over 4 months ago,never once have I regretted the decision. It was very tough in the beginning, because we (Africans) know that our hair tends to dry out very fast and hence its very painful n lump some to deal with,especially after washing,but I have learnt ways of how to manage natural hair,with less difficulty.
I will go further into these detail again on my next blog,so any lady who is ready to walk with me in this ‘tough Love’ Journey….get up,get ready and lets do this!!
Below is an example of a 4A type of Natural-wet African hair.
You will notice our hair is Naturally curly in nature.Right from the root.
Something to note:
We hate water on African hair, especially after a nice blow dry, I know that feeling, but its important to emphasize that African hair’s best friend is water,yes,water,buy I don’t mean wash it all the time no!!!…..spray water on it,when braided or in any protective style,because it is a fact that our hair tends to dry out fast and this causes breakage and more tangling,so make water your hair’s close partner always.
I know am using many terms here like protective styles,but ill explain this in detail in my later blogs.
Shared Blessings People.
Best Of Luck.