The Big Chop
Congrats! You've decided to take the plunge and embrace your natural curls!
We're super excited for you! Hold on tight it's going to be a wild but fun ride.
Getting to know your natural hair can be a daunting adventure, especially if you've been using the creamy crack for a long time. But we promise you it's worth it.
Here are four tips to start you off on your natural journey!
Patience, Patience, Patience!
You don't have any idea what you're working with in terms of texture until you've been natural for at least three months. That's when you start to see your curl pattern and texture and start feeling how your hair responds to products. So until then, if you're at a loss as to how to handle your new short do, try a protective style like clip-ins or braids in the short term, to help you get to that three month hump.
The Rewards of Research
The best thing about going natural in 2018 is that you're definitely not alone! There has never been a better time to be natural. From products to inspiration, you'll find innumerable resources to guide you from big chop and beyond. Every issue imaginable is just a google or youtube search away. The beauty of watching and learning from other women who have travelled this path is you're able to avoid some of the pitfalls and mistakes they've made. So get on it!
Know your hair porosity
We can't stress how crucial this point is! This knowledge will save you time, energy and coin! Porosity is your hairs ability to absorb and retain moisture. Your hair can either be low porosity, medium porosity or high porosity. So press pause before that product splurge until you figure it out and save yourself the stress!
Embrace your curls! Your natural hair is your crown, be proud of it and love yourself! Your hair will thank you.