Natural Hair Tag

IMG_00831. Why did you start taking better care of your hair?
I started taking care of my hair because I was tired of having heat damage! My curl pattern was completely ruined from constantly flat ironing my hair. All wanted was to do a wash n go and have nice beautiful juicy curls.
2. What is your ultimate goal length?
Honestly I change my goal length every other day, I’m so indecisive. One day I want to cut my hair all off and then the next day I want my hair down to my knees lol. But I guess my main goal would be to have my hair at tailbone length when straightened.
3. How are you going to celebrate when you reach your ultimate goal length?
I am going to take a lot of pictures!
4. What are some styles you want to try at your goal length?
I definitely want to flat iron my hair! I haven’t straightened my hair in 3 years and I don’t plan on straightening it until I reach my goal length. That will be pretty exciting when it happens!
5. Which do you prefer: Health or Length?
I definitely prefer health! Unfortunately before I started my hair journey I had to learn that the hard way.
6. What is your favorite part of your hair regimen?
My favorite part would be deep conditioning my hair and sitting under the dryer. It’s something so relaxing about sitting under the dryer knowing that my hair is getting moisturized.
7. What is the most annoying part of your hair regimen?
The most annoying part would definitely have to be detangling my hair! My hair can be so difficult sometimes.
8. What do you like to surf most often: Youtube channels, blogs, or hair forums?
Definitely YouTube channels! I love watching natural hair videos! One of my goals is to eventually start my own natural hair YouTube channel.
9. What is your “go to” hair style?
A low sleek ponytail with a side part, I will do this style forever! I know its going to look good no matter what.
10. What piece of advice would you give to someone just starting out on their hair journey?
Don’t compare your hair to others, this can cause discouragement and also be PATIENT! Patience is the key!

How I Grew My Natural Hair

IMG_0088 2I grew my hair fast by keeping my hair up all of the time! I guess you can say I used protective styles most of the time. I always kept my hair put up in a low sleek bun, so my ends were protected. I would wash and deep condition my hair once a week and I would drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. There is really no secret to how I grew my hair. I was just mainly consistent with my hair regime and I always made sure my hair was moisturized before I put my hair up during the week. I believe the keys to growing your hair out is keeping the hair moisturized and using low manipulation. If you don’t bother your hair and keep it moisturized it will flourish because you are getting less breakage and retaining length. I would suggest that for anyone who is trying to grow their hair out to find a regime that works for you, and stick to it! Trust me, when you find a hair care routine that works, your hair will start to grow and flourish!IMG_0091

My Natural Hair Journey

My natural hair journey began the day I was born, I always had long, thick, natural curly hair, now what i’m about to tell you next may be shocking to some of you. I have never had a relaxer before! Yeah I said it, I never had the so called creamy crack! I remember in grade school I use to beg my mother to let me get a relaxer, but she would never let me…thank GOD! I would always ask for a relaxer because back then I really didn’t know how to do my hair. I thought my hair was just a big frizzy mess because I was uneducated about what products to use in my hair. In elementary school my hair was pretty healthy because of low manipulation, I wore it in a low bun everyday. Middle school is where my problems all began… I would straighten my hair almost everyday to get it bone straight! I loved it though because my hair was long and lovely, but little did I know I was causing major damage. By the time I got to high school my hair kept breaking off, but I guess that didn’t seem to bother me because I still straightened my hair and I even colored it like 3 different times, thats crazy! It wasn’t until 11th grade when I decided to start a heatless hair journey because I noticed all the damage. My heat damage was so bad that it looked like I had a relaxer! I had no curl pattern at all, I basically had to transition from heat damage. 11th-12th grade I mostly wore my hair in protective hair styles like buns, twists, and braids. After doing all of that I noticed that my hair was growing back, it was down my back again but I still had a lot of heat damage. So after I graduated high school I decided to cut all my heat damage off and boy was it a lot. My hair went from being down my back, to collar bone length, it took me a while to get use to it, but it felt so good! I could run my fingers through my hair with no tangles! For the first year I rarely wore my natural hair down, I mainly wore it in buns and ponytails. After a while I started experiencing a lot of growth because I was taking care of my hair, it began to flourish. Since it was getting longer I wore it down more often and I was loving it! Fast forward to now, I still love it! Cutting my heat damage was the best thing I could have done for my hair. I will forever be proud of my natural hair.