So many times I have witnessed ladies on youtube showing off their hair but they NEVER show in detail the true condition of it. This became important to me and my channel because I do not want to portray my journey as perfect because it is far from it! Instead I want to take my friends along with me and show my obstacles and how I over come them!.
In 2016 my hair was at its peak! It was the best it had ever been! It was So beautiful and every inch of my hair seemed to be growing in unison with the other. This is #HAIRGOALS to me. A full healthy head of hair is what I strive to have everyday.
Just to show a screen shot from my photo shoot it seemed like every hair on my head fell at the same position. I was so happy with the look of my hair and I tried very hard to keep it this way. But then life happens and I had a couple set backs and the beginning of 2017 I decided to chop off more than I need to cut and get layers for a new look, you know a new feel.
This video shows just that, 6 months post my mini chop trying to get the pieces of my hair back together again! It’s definitely growing and the cut made me realize that un-layered hair is more me!
Like anything in life you have to be real with yourself to be able to identify a problem and fix it! These sections will make you see your hair for what it is and make you face the truth to help your hair in the long run! Getting on camera and showing the world your flaws is as real as it gets! If you get the courage to post it on social media and tag me!
Last year around this time I was so inspired to do the #WhyILoveMyRelaxedHair tag and I thought to myself how could I take it up a notch? This idea came to me in many different ways, I wanted to get an African Print outfit so bad but I didn’t understand why! Then I came across @twodollarsricher on Instagram and she had her hair in this beautiful braided style and I thought to myself that I had to have that style with my outfit. Then It all came together when @Healthyhairjunkie tagged me in a post that asked the question:
“Black women with relaxed hair can’t be Afrocentric.” How closely are the two linked? Do you think our hair makes a statement before we do, or is it just hair?
A light bulb went off in my head and I thought that’s it! Im being featured in @itsmyhairmag magazine and I wrote about relaxed hair having no correlation to me wanting to be another race or not loving myself. So this question just made everything come together and make sense for my visual project.
Being Afrocentric starts within and can be expressed from the outside. The purpose of this visual project is to show my confidence and dress in African print attire and wear braids in my relaxed hair to show no matter how I look on the outside or how I do my hair I love being black! Black is magic and I absolutely adore it because thats who I am!
People get so carried away with their thoughts and perception of women who have relaxed hair. So my answer to her question is, being afrocentric and having relaxed hair have no linkage. Yes our hair makes a statement, just as our fashion, nails, or taste in decor. But no matter what I do my hair will always have texture and there is no flatiron or hot comb that can change that.
And guess what? I’m 100% okay with that, I LOVE that. So just like you think your “being” Afrocentric with your natural hair, I’m being Afrocentric with my beautifully textured straight hair because no other race can have yaky straight hair like me!
Thanks for following me on my relaxed hair journey and don’t forget to follow @itsmyhairmag to get your issue of volume 2 to read my article because it’s GOOD!
With the many perm rod set tutorials on YouTube I never came across one that was demonstrated on relaxed hair with a BIG voluminous end result. I wondered why I couldn’t find what I was looking for and that made me want to come up with something myself, so I did.
All relaxed hair is different but what I do know is that shrinkage for natural ladies is on their side when it comes to styles holding and even looking great after a few days. With relaxed hair we have to think of what makes our hair flourish in a style and what will make it hold without being too hard and still have movement.
So with that being said I came up with the BEST way to achieve this style for relaxed, texlaxed, and natural haired ladies. The products that were used are: