Jul 1, 2012

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Born To Be Wild

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Born To Be Wild

 

My hair was definitely “born to be wild.” It’s almost like a disobedient child, because whenever I tell it to lay down it stands up! So, what’s a girl to do who’s use to “disciplined,” “whipped” straight hair but now is left with “unruly,” curly hair? “Embrace the wild.”

 

Big Curls

 

“So, how do you ‘embrace the wild’,” you ask. Well, these are a few things I’ve done, and am yet doing to help me embrace my hair:

 

1. Let It Express Itself

Wild

 

When I first decided to go natural, I was determined to maintain a “straight & narrow” life. Then, my curl pattern began to blossom and it was “love at first coil.” Subsequently, there was a change in plans; no flat irons for me (except for maybe once or twice a year). And, all was fine and dandy UNTIL I chopped off my chemically processed hair. That’s when all curls broke loose! My coy, little waves turn into rambunctious, outspoken spirals. It was like I had a completely different head of hair (in comparison to my transition period). At first I didn’t know how to handle it, because I’m somewhat of a shy person and my hair had the personality of an attention hog! Any hopes of me walking into a room unnoticed instantly went down the drain. So, what did I do? I let my hair be itself. I didn’t try to restrain it by straightening it or blowing it out (not that these are bad things; I just needed to get acquainted w/ it before I started changing it). I just let it roam free. As a result, I can honestly say I’ve learned so much about my hair (still have a lot more to learn), and my hair and I get along better too!

 

2. Step Up Your Style

Accessories

 

Changing or stepping up my style has definitely helped me love my hair more. Things like big earrings, lipstick, scarves, bright/fun colors, and big glasses are all accessories I’ve started wearing frequently, because I like the way they accentuate my beautiful curls. Consequently, I portray a more confident, edgy style, and I love it! And, although my style compliments my hair, my hair actually serves as an exotic accessory to all my outfits.

 

3. Try Different Hairstyles

Wild Style

 

One thing I’ve learned about natural hair is it’s extremely versatile. Trying out different hairstyle is a sure-fire way to start enjoying your hair, because it gives you a new look and it eradicates hair-boredom. And, if you can’t think of any styles, check out YouTube. There’s tons of hairstyle tutorial videos on there…If I can style my hair I believe anyone can, because I’m horrible when it comes to parting (my parts are quite often crocked) and I cannot cornrow or French braid to save my life.  LoL!

 

These are only a few tips, but they’ve really helped me learn to love & embrace my big, beautiful, “wild” hair. **G.I.G.**

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