She was so serious. She didn’t want him talking to her #kids #me #headache
clawd hab mercy, this man… *swoon* #lovehim #idris
My living room is covered in glitter but a good time was had by all #diy ornaments #Christmas prep #fun #friends #family #love
It’s going down #partytime #kids #fun
Stumbled upon this today on FB, thought I’d share. I’m coming up on my 3 year nappiversary and I have certainly had some ups and downs with my fro. Learning to be comfortable with my natural hair texture, understanding the products that do and don’t work for me (that is still a journey btw), accepting that everything I thought about natural hair before my big chop with a myth, realizing that my hair does not grow fast and my dreams of a big flowy fro after a couple of years was not realistic.
Going natural has been an all around experience for me. Back when I had a perm I thought I’d go natural, my hair would grow like an inch a month. I’d have these fun cute curls all the time, then I’d straighten it sometimes for variety. Chile please, once my hair moved past the super funky, cute short do to the TWA…then stayed at the TWA for what seemed like forever…then moved to the awkward phase…then settled in the awkward phase I realized it was nothing like I thought it would be. I had to literally relearn everything I thought I knew about my own hair (b/c I knew absolutely nothing). Being natural has required much more care and maintenance than ever before and sometimes it gets very frustrating. However, I still love it. I love my hair (no matter how much it gets on my nerves). I love how I look with my hair. It may seem silly, but I did question how “sexy” I would be with such short hair or always wearing a fro. But guys love it, which is a nice added bonus. My boo thang tells me how much he loves my hair all the time and when I twists it up will tell me how much he misses my fro <3
I think what I love most is that as I’m raising a naturally curly little girl. I think I got my first perm at maybe 7 or 8. I thought I couldn’t look decent if I didn’t get those edges straight. “Nappy” hair was not at all sexy. But for my baby girl, the bigger the bush the better. She knows she’s beautiful no matter what’s on her head. And because of what I’ve learned about my hair, I can take better take care of hers. Its crazy b/c when I had both my kids, my older relatives would say “oh they have good hair” then implied they must have gotten it from their dads b/c there is no way it could have come from little old get a perm faithfully every 6 weeks me. But now that I’ve actually let my hair be, I see that my hair is in fact great and I’ve passed that greatness on to my kids. Its not great hair b/c its straight or has perfect little ringlet curls, or is long and flowy down my back. Its great b/c its mine and I own it. I take care of my hair and I take care of myself…and I look pretty darn good doing it.
Anywho… 3 years, quite a journey, not anywhere near where I thought my hair would be at this point, but perfectly happy with it just the same.
Happy reading… 5, 6, and 7 have been my mistakes…http://www.curlynikki.com/2011/09/7-mistakes-many-naturals-make.html
Holiday hair. I had to twist it up #protectivestyle #teamnatural #me
Lol…I was just so tired yesterday. #teamnatural #shrinkage #fro #me #stillfly