Oct 30, 2018

Graceful Kinks: 5 Reasons Why I Love My Natural Hair

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My natural hair journey has been a challenging yet rewarding part of my life. I dedicate a great amount of time and money to ensure that my hair is growing healthily. This is simply because it’s an important part of me and I love it.



"Used to like girls with hair permed, Now I like it 'natural, actual, factual', Naps and sh*t" - J Cole


Here are five reasons why I love my natural hair


It Oozes Versatility

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There’s so much that I can do with my natural hair; the possibilities are endless. I can curl it, straighten it, wear a wig or rock some braids all in a week. I get to be someone else almost every day and I love it. What’s even better is I don’t even have to style my own hair; if I want to wear my mini twists on Wednesday but loose waves on Thursday I can just grab one of my wigs and I’m good to go. 

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And when it comes to styling my hair, I haven’t even scratched the surface. My laziness is the reason for this but if I was really into my hair all I’d have to do is go to YouTube or Instagram and watch hair videos. Plus if I didn’t have two left hands I could even create my own hairstyles. Another thing I’ve learned is that hair gel is your best friend when you’re trying to be versatile. You can use it to define your curls, create a different curl pattern, slick back your hair and hold strands in place.


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Big Hair ; Don't Care 


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Everyone knows that natural hair is big hair. Unlike other people whose hair gets longer when it’s growing, my hair gets bigger. So I basically have an Afro throughout my hair growth journey. I actually take pictures of my ‘fro to record the growth. But when I’m feeling technical I stretch a lock of hair from different parts of my head. Another thing is the more I play with my hair, the bigger it gets. I do this with my twist-outs and braid-outs. Separating the twists adds more density to my hair and it looks thicker. Sometimes I do this when I’m studying or when I’m bored and I end up with one section of my hair being puffier than the other sections. 


Shrinkage 


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I have a love-hate relationship with my friend shrinkage. I hate my shrinkage because it hides my potential. I want the whole world to see my hair growth but my hair just won’t cooperate. 4c hair has the most shrinkage because of the number of coils present on each strand. So Lord help me if it rains. You can literally watch my twist-out turn into a compact and dense TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro) in minutes.
On the other hand, my shrinkage tells me that I have a head of healthy and defined curls. Just the idea of pulling on a lock of my hair and showing its true length is exciting. I feel proud watching other people’s expressions change whenever they see the actual length of my hair. It’s like that commercial where the guy says “but wait, there’s more”. 
It’s a thrilling experience.
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Hairspiration (Hair-inspiration)


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My natural hair helps me to inspire other women. I’ve experienced super-fast growth, split ends, breakage, I’ve shaved my entire head, I’ve dyed my hair and now I’m in the process of re-growing my hair the healthiest way possible. I’ve had an adventurous hair growth journey and those who experienced it with me learned from it and have started their own. I was also able to connect with other women, learn their routines/techniques and even build friendships. My hair also acts like an icebreaker; sometimes people compliment my hair then we end up in a full-blown conversation about God knows what.


Confidence

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A woman is a queen and her hair is her crown. Knowing that I'm growing a healthy, luscious and thick head of hair is an extremely remarkable feeling. My hair shows that I'm doing something right; my methods are working and my dedication is paying off. And because of that feeling my confidence is actually boosted. If my hair looks good I feel good. Whenever I have a new hairstyle I feel like I can take on the world and no one can stop me - not even the rain. This might be weird but just catching a glimpse of my hair in a window can bring up my mood. 



There are tons of other reasons why I love my hair but these are the main ones. 


What are some reasons why you love your hair?

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54 comments:

  1. I love my curl pattern, but I also love that I’m able to pull my hair back and leave it for a few days and be okay with it with just a little touch up because it seems like I’m always on the go.

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    1. I wish I was able to do that. I can probably get my hair into two if I’m lucky.

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  2. An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a friend
    who was doing a little homework on this. And he in fact ordered me lunch due to the fact that I discovered it
    for him... lol. So let me reword this.... Thanks for the
    meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending the time to talk about this matter here
    on your web page.

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    1. Thanks for reading and I’m glad I got you a free meal. Stay tuned for more content.

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  3. I love my natural hair because it defines who I am .. it shows my ‘roots’. I have the same hair texture as yours so a simple rope twist turns into a TWA. Even though at times it is difficult to comb and results in headache I love my hair and I wear it with confidence.

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    1. I bet those headaches are worth it when you realize how beautiful you look afterwards.

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  4. Aw, this was a very good post. Spending some time and actual effort to produce a superb article…
    but what can I say… I put things off a lot and don't
    manage to get anything done.

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    1. Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for my future posts.

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  5. #Natural girls are Naturally Gorgeous

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  6. I love how beautiful, short and spicy this was. I experienced most of the stages of your journey and I hope to see your hair flourish even moreπŸ˜˜πŸ’•

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    1. Thank you so much for reading. I’ll be sure to share my progress 😊.

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  7. That's right, your hair is truly your crown and you should always take care of it and do what makes you confident and makes you feel beautiful! Keep up the good work Chevy!

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    1. Thanks Daynah! Let me know when you’re ready to join team natural πŸ˜‰.

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  8. You also inspired me to start my journey too despite all the negativity I received.. Thank you and I hope one day my hair can have some lengths too πŸ™†

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    1. I’m glad I could help and all you have to do is pay special attention to your hair (treat it like a baby) and it’ll start growing like crazy.

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  9. One of the most rewarding feelings in the world is wearing your natural God-given hair and still being able to look in the mirror and feel beautiful. I love my natural hair because it’s proof that no matter what I choose to do to it, those are merely beauty enhancers and not the reason for my beauty. It may not be the best in length/quality, but it makes me feel no less. In fact, it makes me feel more knowing that I can still slay regardless of having a full head of long flowing hair.

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    1. I couldn’t have said it any better. This is amazing and I wish a lot more women thought like this. I wish I thought like this earlier in my life. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. As a man, I rather to see women expressing their natural uniquenesses out loud, especially their hair. I believe the media itself doesn't promote black women to love and appreciate the authenticity about themselves. God doesn't make mistakes...

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    1. Even as a man you should embrace your natural self as well because as you said, God doesn’t make mistakes.

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  11. You know you're a natural beauty, needless to mention how smart of an individual you are! Blessed love every time Chevy! I will NEVER forget you!

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    1. Thank you! I’ll always remember you too.

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  12. i only started to really appreciate my hair a little over a year ago. before that i had it texturized for 3 years but the breakage was too real.
    big chopping was so scary, i felt bald headed and the journey hasn't always been pleasant (who knew edges were so fragile??) but now, at almost 2 years in, i might actually be getting the hang of things. maybe xD

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    1. My second big chop was a something I thought about doing almost every day for 3 months but when I finally did I I felt ‘naked’. I could feel the wind on my scalp and it was such a weird feeling.

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  13. Great blog. Enjoyed it thoroughly. You are an excellent writer. Keep it up. I love that the messier my hair is, the better it looks. I find that the 'older' my puff is, the more voluminous it looks. And I love that! #4Clife

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    1. Thanks for reading! I’ll definitely keep posting more interesting topics just stay tuned.

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  14. Nothing better to see than a woman loving how God made her! You are a natural beauty, keep believing it!πŸ’•

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    1. Thank you! I’m trying to get more women to love and embrace their natural beauty.

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  15. This piece of writing is truly a nice one it helps new net people, who are wishing for blogging.

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    1. Thanks for reading and I'm glad I could help.

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  16. Thanks in favor of sharing such a nice opinion, post is fastidious, thats why i have read it fully

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  17. Love this post. Loving your natural self is the best thing you can do. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  18. I haven't figured out how to love my hair quite yet, I will say that I, unlike some women my age, am embracing my greys that keep sprouting up. I really don't mind them and I consider them to be like tiny reminders that I can make it through whatever life throws at me. Thanks for sharing your journey and your love of your hair! I enjoyed it very much!

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    1. In order to truly appreciate life you have to love yourself for who you truly are. Thanks for reading.

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  19. I love this post :) Although I am not of african decent, I am just a girl with unruly hair, curly in some spots, wavy and frizzy in others. Your post inspires me to embrace and PLAY but most importantly take care of it. Thank you!

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    1. You’re welcome. Make your hair define you 😊

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  20. WOW! What a great read! loved this post so much, keep it up girl!

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    1. Thanks for reading and I hope you stay tuned.

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  21. This is a really cool post about excepting your hair, just the way it is. I can relate to most of this. Keep up the good work. :)

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    1. I’m glad your were able to relate to my post. Thank you for reading 😊.

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  22. Great post! Everyone on a natural hair journey needs to know their hair is beautiful.Thanks for sharing😊.

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  23. I didn't like my straight hair last time because it makes my hair look really heavy but now I've accepted it.
    And actually it turns out that curly hair is a dominant trait so my straight hair is actually a recessive one! Haha but I'm glad you got comfortable with your hair now too!
    You go girl!

    Layna
    www.beautybeyondtwenty.com

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    1. Thanks for reading! And I’m glad you now love your hair.

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  24. Such an awesome and inspiring post! Love to see women embracing themselves. A woman is a queen and her hair is her crown. Beautifully put together post Chevy!

    Cheers xx

    Rachel | www.myspottedblog.com

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    1. Thank you so much for reading Rachel 😊

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