Rock your Afro with Confidence
It’s been 3 years since I made the transition to embrace my natural hair texture. Embarking on my natural hair journey has helped to shape me up to the person I’ve now become. I’m bold enough to accept my hair for what it is in its kinky state. I will be honest with you guys, people’s negative opinions about my hair does not really concern me. When I did the big chop, I was really bothered with what people would think, would they accept me? Would I feel beautiful?
I thought I was at a happy place but immediately realized that I had lost my self-esteem and my comfort. I felt really intangible and not myself and my only comfort was wearing my hair in braids. It took me about 3 months to completely embrace my new look and started learning how to deal with it. Returning natural has been a journey of self-discovery. I have come to love my kinky nappy hair in its state and I am very proud to be natural.
This journey requires a lot of patience! I’ve had to learn different techniques for my hair, I’ve had to start eating foods that encourage healthy hair growth, and I’ve had to experiment with different products to learn what best suits my hair all through trial and error. At this point in my journey, I know what my hair really loves, I have high density hair and it loves thick butters and creams.
The versatility of our natural hair never ceases to amaze me. You can wear your hair in different ways. I like to play around with mine and show you guys how I style it. It helps me show my personality. Lately, I’ve been taking it back to the roots with this cute afro. This was how my parents rocked their natural hair in the 70’s.
To achieve this look, I started on clean slightly stretched hair, applied my Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Afro moisturizing butter then gently combed my hair out. Moisturizing is the most crucial step as you want to ensure you hair is completely hydrated when wearing it out. A great moisturizer should have water as its first ingredient and my hair has been loving this particular one. If you have been on the lookout for a great moisturizer that will leave your hair hydrated and looking shinier then go get yourself a tub. I normally use it on damp hair then follow up with an oil to seal in the moisture. A little goes a long way with this butter.
The main ingredients in the butter are Guarana root and Honey which provide maximum hydration to our hair. Honey acts as a humectant that draws in moisture from the atmosphere into our hair. If you are unsure of how to create this look, then catch a quick tutorial here.
You can purchase the butter from Jumia, Chandarana,Tuskys, Bestlys or Carrefour.
Lots of Love, Sheila