In part 5, Wash Day for Box Braids, I mentioned that I wanted to find a shampoo with fewer chemicals. I don’t always read the ingredient lists for the products […]
Hello everyone, we have officially reached the middle of the week. It may be just me but it seems like this week is just flying by. Today I have two […]
photo cred: pierre_artista Previously on #TackleThatFro: Introducing, #TackleThatFro Natural Hair Series #TackleThatFro| I Give Up Creamy Crack! #TackleThatFro| The Big Chop & TWA #TackleThatFro| Protective Styling Last week, I talked […]
photo cred: pierre_artista Previously on #TackleThatFro: Introducing, #TackleThatFro Natural Hair Series #TackleThatFro| I Give Up Creamy Crack! #TackleThatFro| The Big Chop & TWA Before going natural, getting my hair braided […]
photo cred: pierre_artista Previous #TackleThatFro post: Introducing, #TackleThatFro Natural Hair Series #TackleThatFro| I Give Up Creamy Crack! At first, I started to stretch the time in between my relaxers. Then […]
So I admit that I gave into the hype when I first big chopped and went natural. I made the mistake of buying products because I heard a lot about them and I saw they were popular. (But doesn’t everybody?) In the beginning of my natural hair journey, I never really took the time to get to know my hair and figure out exactly what it needed. This is more so true when I had a TWA (teeny weeny afro). Because at the time, I would slap products on my head, think I was done, and call it a day.
My mother was a child in the 60’s, in her teenage years by the 70’s. And at that time there was such societal pressure for black women to fit in with the rest (the same can be said for today). I can say from experience that natural hair definitely makes you stand out. But during that time, they were told, “Your hair would look so much prettier if it was straight.”, “You look unkempt with your hair like that.” Words like these influenced some of them to blend in and that influence trickled down to later generations.
Believe it or not, this isn’t my first time writing this post. I had everything done, then I went and made a mistake. I’d started writing this post on my […]