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Top 5 Things to Do WHEN You Grow Out Your Natural Hair

Friday, January 22, 2010

This is short and sweet.

1. Be patient.

     Doing the natural hair thing takes time. Even if you’ve tried and failed before, it doesn’t mean you are doomed to short hair or ugly tresses. As with all things, learning is a process, just be patient and soon great things will come.

2.  Experiment.

     We all fall into our personal bests. Mine is the slicked back afro. It doesn’t hurt to try something new or different. Especially if you are completely new to your hair, experimentation is the best way to know what works for you in a rush, when you’ve got time and when you want to look smack dab GORGEOUS!

     Of course, with experimentation you can have an accident which lets you discover a whole new way to do things. Follow my blog and you’ll see I discover many things by accident and through experimentation.

3.  Ask questions.

     Every natural maned chick is a source of knowledge, from time to time stop and ask a question or two. Not only is it a great way to meet people with whom you already know you have something in common, it’s also a great way to find out what the norms are and new things you can try.

4. Tap into the community.

     Especially if you are miles away from another natural maned human being, researching blogs, websites, twitter accounts ( try the tag #naturalhair to see what the natural hair community is talking about), YouTube videos and literary materials is another wonderful way to ensure that you make connections which keep you on the path delighted and informed.

5. Create, and stick to, a manageable daily, weekly and monthly hair routine.

     It is my personal opinion that there is no way you can attain the awesomeness that is natural hair without doing the proper maintainance. Don’t be fooled, the work you put into chemically relaxed hair, blow dried hair, flat ironed hair even weaved hair all has to be transferred to the natural side of things. Just because you are natural doesn’t mean you are good to go, no troubles no worries.

To learning a thing or two,

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  1. Ashleigh permalink
    Monday, January 25, 2010 10:04 PM

    Thanks for the post you did a whole back about the glycowater. I have been using it on my hair for a few days and it has made my hair so soft and beautiful. My hair is curling and waving in ways that I didnt know were possible. Im almost brave enough to wear it out, almost! lol.

    • Sunday, February 7, 2010 10:00 PM

      Your welcome Ashleigh, just glad to be of benefit to someone :).

      It’s amazing how well glycowater works.

      I hope one day you get confident enought to wear it out and if you do do so, send me a pic!

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