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Kinky Rebellion

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]y hair story is quite a funny one and I’ve talked a lot about it on some older posts. Being natural I’m not going to say has been the best decision, it was just a different one and I’m quite surprised I haven’t give up on the hair trip because…… Boy am I lazy when it comes to hair care.

My lazy days took me to doing deep conditioning treatments on dry and unclean hair. I get a lot of people telling me it’s against the rules of being natural to DC on dirty hair. Do I agree with them? Duh! My hair, my rules abi?

Sure I used to stress about length and contemplated taking hairfinity but as an all time cheapo I wasn’t about to spend 30€ on a bottle especially as I hate popping pills. I was natural for four years before I started a care routine. So yes I was doing all the wrong things…. Eg would be not letting water touch my hair except on wash day. Now we all know for black hair to thrive, all it basically needs is water so imagine that for four long years, I deprived my hair of its most essential food.

My growth pattern was odd and the front always grew way longer than the back and this would make me chop off my hair for a leveled look each time I noticed the growth. Yeah well, I stopped being scissors happy when I noticed a pattern.

I used to pay to get my hair done and would sit thru endless pain from the hair stylists, ending up with of course some hair loss from all the pulling and hard combing. Moving to Europe, the cheapskate in me learned to braid my hair myself after spending over 100euros on salon days.

I’m not a product Junkie and would never spend more than 5euros on a jar or bottle of leave in conditioner and I basically use my kitchen stock to figure out dc Treatments. although, now I’m contemplating buying store brand dc Treatments cos even the mixing is driving me nuts these days.

I try to figure out methods that would make my hair journey cheap and easy and so I came up with the idea of installing braids once a month after washing. I am still learning to keep them in for a month so hey, ist a work in Progress. I buy the largest pack of acrylic wool from ihre platz for 6euros or the pack from centre shop and this works for me.

Considering that I want to go back to the water routine, I may have to buy Marley or regular kinky hair which I find expensive but the good thing being they can be reused so ist a win win.

The afro hair journey some say has become such a trend and I agree to some weird extent. I find it a very positive trend because it has helped a lot of black women learn to love themselves and appreciate whatever lemons life dealt them. the one thing I am hoping would change is the mind set of some natural haired women.

Your hair should not rule your life, you shouldn’t have to feel imprisoned even tho on the outside you show confidence. I would keep saying this: it is just hair at the end of the day. What you do with it or how it makes you feel is your problem and no one elses.

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