I have always been attracted to natural hair, the kinks, the curls, and coils. I would always admire them from a far and think to myself my hair is wayyyy to nappy to go natural. Please don’t get mad at me for my usage of the word “nappy” but my mind was conditioned to see my hair as bad or ugly. Here I am for a lack of better works “happy to be nappy” I did the big chop and have been living this 4c life for almost 2 years. Enough about my big chop saga, I’m sure you want to know my natural hair regrets.
- My biggest regret is not documenting my big chop. I wish I had pictures to look back on so that I can see where I started.
- Hiding my hair under braids and not taking a chance to learn my hair. I was not fearful of cutting my hair off but I was not comfortable wearing my hair out. All I could see was my peanut head and immediately took cover. I would literally take one protective style down and have another waiting on deck.
- Getting a cute shape up. This plays into the whole hiding my hair thing but I wish I would have gone to a salon and got a cute taper style. Now that my hair has grown out some I feel like it can really use a shape. Now I still have time to change this but now that my hair has grown out I don’t trust a stylist in it.
- Product junkie. Watching all of these beauty gurus spending all of my little coin on products expecting these miraculous results. I was steady jumping on waves y’all! (sidenote: I still fall victim to this)
I love my natural hair and wish I had taken the leap sooner, so if you’ve learned anything from this post is to embrace your hair at all stages.