I was completely unprepared to go natural. I did not know anything about hair type or texture. I did not know a thing about porosity or styling. All I knew was that my hair refused to grow back after giving birth to my baby girl.
I also knew I wanted more for my daughter than appointments every two weeks at a salon. She should not have to worry about scheduling fresh relaxers around major events, and most importantly, she should not have to purchase the hair she wished was actually growing out of her own head. I wanted her curls to highlight her beauty without defining it.
Yet, children learn more from what they see than what I could ever say so I had to do it for her. I had to go natural for her. I wanted better for her…so I wore sewn-in weaves for a year, and then I chopped it off. Well, I chopped off what was left of it…
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