Like a lot of Black women out there, I had my natural hair only forÂ a short period of time. My sister and I both had natural hair until we were about 9 or 10 years old and then our hair was relaxed. I remember seeing my two pigtails in pictures and wondering what my hair felt like and how curly it really was or how hard it would be to comb. I thought about it a lot but I still continued to relax my hair throughout high school and during college.
During college, like a lot of students, I didn’t have a lot of money. So going to the beauty shop to get my hair relaxed and done for $60-80 once a every month really wasn’t in my budget. I decided I would just do it myself or just keep it flat ironed if my hair started to grow out. Well, relaxing my own hair was tougher than I thought. It never turned out right; sometimes my scalp got burned or my edges were burned due to me not knowing what I was doing. Finally, I gave up and just flat ironed my hair.
I realized that I truly needed to give up on the ‘creamy crack’ when my mom saw my hair and took me to get my hair done during the summer. My hair was so broken off that the beautician gave me a trim (which ended up being more like a haircut) and washed my hair with dandruff shampoo due to my flaky scalp. The next day I went to a party and was pleased that my hair was looking a lot better and had some body. I asked one of my friends how he liked my long hair and he looked at me and laughed. I realized that my hair had been so tangled, scrappy at the ends and breaking off that even though I thought it was long it wasn’t and getting it cut and trimmed off made a large difference. I hadn’t ever had long hair. I realized that my hair was damaged and unhealthy and why not just let it grow out and see what happens?Â So, I did and so I began my natural hair journey. That was August 2011 I started to transition.
So…you want some color huh? On your fineÂ low density hair? Will it work? Will it damage your hair? Of course not! And yes it will work! Ladies with fine low density hair who want color UNITE! There are many factors that go into coloring hair and not to mention coloring fine low density hair. Our […]
Here is a question for us all: are you lazy with your hair? With natural hair comes diversity in styling, fun, sometimes (lol) becoming a product junkie and let’s admit (because there is no getting around it): lots of work. Whether transitioning or doing the Big Chop, it takes time for hair to grow. Hair […]
So I’m creating Team #fineLODEÂ as in fineÂ Low Density hair. It’s just a fun hashtag that I want to use when I’m talking about tips and hair care that pertain basically to things that have to do with….you guessed it!- fine low-desintyÂ hair! It’s not to separate or single out anyone in our natural hair […]
Hi guys! Drum roll…..And the Natural of the Week isÂ Melissa of NaturallyCurlyQ! This young womanÂ hails from California, although Mississippi born and raised,Â and Â has aÂ cozy family. She does collaborations with other YouTubers, does makeup hauls and creates some really nice tutorials for fine hair gals like ourselves! Although I really like a lot of her […]
Hey Ladies! So this fall, I plan on traveling and not just anywhereÂ to Europe! I can’t wait howeverÂ It’s been quite awhile since I’ve been out of the country and the last time I was my hair was relaxed and I was not taking care of my hair. Now that I am completelyÂ natural and know […]
I’m back with a young ladyÂ I recently discovered while researching how to care for my fine hair. I present to you Michelle of Fine Natural Hair Faith and God blog! Her blog is amazing ladiesÂ and when I put that word to use…I mean it! She lays it down when giving out growth tips and explaining […]
1.) I am a Type 1 Diabetic. I was diagnosed at 2yrs old. 2.) I have a butt (as in rear end) phobia when sitting down in seats; it’s why I don’t go to the movies anymore. 3.) I don’t like extreme patterns; like anything that could make me dizzy. 4.) My first trip out […]
Diversity in natural hair is one thing that makes me love my hair so much now that it is natural. BunningÂ my hair is my favorite style; it’s easy, pretty, the perfect go-to style when everything else fails and I always get compliments on my buns. There are many ways on how to style your bun […]
Hey my natural ladies!!! Introducing to you another natural hair icon with fine, low-density hair that has great advice on how to handle and take care of your hair…Coily Bella! She can be found on her blog at www.coilybella.com, on YouTube as Coilybella, on Twitter @coilybella and on Instagram @coilybella. She is a wife and […]
When I startedÂ out with my natural hair, I saw all these women on YouTubeÂ with long luscious natural hair. It was healthy, shiny, some women even had color in their hair too!Â I was like “That’s going to be me!!” . But unknowingly, I didn’t know that my path was not their path. Those were pictures, some […]