Confessions of a 3 Year Naturalista

4:29 PM Keenya Kelly 0 Comments

Look at my coils!!!
This was right at 4 months after my big chop, and it was like a day of awakening for me.
Prior to this day, I wasn't really sure I really loved my curly hair. I was wearing curl activator gel, ecostyler and a headband everyday, until I met a young lady at church whom agreed to style my hair for me. PRAISE GOD FOR THAT!
This was when I finally said to myself that I was going to seek help in understanding and growing my hair, and I believe my confidence came through in a major way after this moment.
Now 3 years later, I am very comfortable with my hair journey and pleased with what I have learned so far...what are my confessions?
1. There have been many times where I wished I could wash my hair and wear a Wash & Go without my hair turning into a minifro, although my hair hits my shoulders now.
2. I've also watched YouTubers like MahoganyCurls and wondered "WHY IS HER HAIR SO LONG AND WE'VE BEEN NATURAL THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME?" LOL
But one thing I've learned is that everyone has their own DNA and growth cycle for their hair, and that if I continue comparing my hair journey to everyone else's then I will NEVER learn to love and appreciate my own even after my hair hits the length I am begging for.
3. I've also wished I knew how to do all the funky hair styles that you see popular YouTubers do on their channels, but then I had to ask myself "Who are you trying to be like? Them or You?
Tough question right?
And the list could definitely go on and on, but I have decided that I am going to continue embracing my journey, not be envious of others or compare my hair and techniques to others, because all you can do is all you can do, and all you can do is ENOUGH!!!
Embrace your beauty ladies...you'll thank yourself for it later.

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