5 years ago when I started my natural hair journey, I thought I would get away with doing the bare minimum to get long hair. Of course, I did my research but it did not adequately prepare me for the journey ahead. There was nothing that prepared me like the actual experience.
Well, five years later, I’m still here.
The most important thing anybody will tell you is that you need to treat your natural hair like any other fitness or weight loss journey. It has its ups and downs as well as good and bad times. It’s up to you to decide whether or not you want the good sides to rule the bad or vice versa.
These days, a lot of people have become frustrated and have gone back to relax their natural hair. As much as I respect everyone’s choices, it just means that they went natural for all the wrong reasons or they weren’t even committed to the journey in the first place.
Throwback to some five years ago, natural hair was ‘trendy’ and everybody and their sisters wanted to go natural. At that time, they might have had the right intentions as most people struggled with healthy hair in general.
But now, it has more or less become a lifestyle for most of us. Those that have been itching for a change or have been waiting for the long hair to magically appear but didn’t show have gone ahead to opt for other looks such as a tapered haircut amongst others. Another percentage have settled for locs: a low maintenance form of natural hair while the rest of us are holding on dearly to hair strands.
Anyway, this is not to discourage you that wants to embark on a natural hair journey for the first time. On the contrary, this website has been created to make that transition to natural hair as seamless as possible.
For a lot of us, we had to go to several sources to get information about maintaining our natural hair. While that is great in itself, I would prefer if there was a one-stop site for everything you need to know about natural hair as a beginner.
That would make your journey more a little less stressful.
Now, this website is going to be more of a resource and less of a personal blog. No, I won’t talk about my last wash day with you rather I would share the best practices from all of my wash days over the last five years.
That way you avoid my mistakes and learn from my experiences. Think about it as a gift and my way of paying it forward. My name is Ebun after all.
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