Monday, January 31, 2011
Happy 2 year Nappyversary to Me!
Happy 2nd Nappyversary to Me!
Well I remember loading my hair with alot of oils and products. That day before leaving the salon I had bought the Sample Pack of Miss Jessie's. (That is what Star had done my TST's with) in addition to the full size shampoo and conditioner ( I still like those but never bought again). Oh I remember only paying $25 for the Sample Pack which typically runs at least double that price. I was over-joyed as I went bowling that night and told another Natural about Miss Jessie's. Well my love for Miss Jessie's began to wear thin because I refused to pay those enormous prices as well as I began to read and participate in forums, follow blogs and watch Youtube Videos.
Since August 2009 I have never had my hair straightened (flat ironed) because I suffered at the hands of my old beautician " Heat Damage" in a few spots of my hair. I realized that I loved my curls and began to understand that "less is More" when it came to my texture. I was very scissor happy during this time and wanted cuts so that if I wanted to wear it straight my hair would have a good cut. I was not as worried about retaining length as I was finding a job (recession), and having a healthy head of hair and healthy body.
2010 was the year that I started really dedicating myself to my health and my hair. I began even more diligently watching , reading and learning about hair care and "Listening to my Hair". I also went from Aug-2009 until Nov- 2010 without a trim. That was not a good idea, as I had to get about an inch and a half cut when I did get a trim. I decided that I was going to pay closer attention to moisturizing my ends and keeping the Oldest part of my hair free from tangles/knots/dryness.
I have a love for seeing others with Natural hair and feel like their is a Bond between us. Its a look of approval and understanding when meeting an eye of someone who is a Natural. It is the guy with Dread Locs who calls you Sis when he say Hello. Its the Man in your life who runs his fingers through your hair and massages your scalp. Its Letting Me be Exactly who I am suppose to be..... Me and not caring what others think. I love being Natural and I love myself with all my Natural Faults.
Happy Nappyversary to Me! And the Journey Continues! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!