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Going Natural

In Writing (all kinds) on May 18, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Fallacy number one: you can go natural even though you have straightened or relaxed hair at your ends. Meaning you can do this! You would just need to be really, really delicate with the point where your natural hair ends and your relaxed hair ends off your hair. Very delicate!

My hair has been completely natural – no relaxer since nineteen-ninety-three. A few things I have learned is that the advice in the Lonnice Brittenum Bonner series of books if followed, does work. During my twenties my hair was down into my back and I broke bad habits by spending time having my hands in my hair and twisting and untwisting and then retwisting again to get that neo-dread look so that my hair could look like that beautiful singer Des’ree whose music I did and still do love so much.

Then, I went to a salon in Montréal and I know the people were actually well-meaning, however they told me that I should use conditioner and not wash it out. They did not know any better. I did not know any better. My back-length neo-dreads broke off to a more Grace Jones inspired look.

Telling you that if you want long hair – do not do this! The only conditioners that you should leave into your hair are those which specifically indicate that it is a leave-in conditioner.

Natural hair is very easy to maintain. If you use a good leave-in conditioner that will accentuate your curls, plus oils if you choose to, and also wash your hair when it is best for you – it will grow and you will see wonderful results with your natural hair.

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