I came upon a rough patch in my path to natural hair. I’ve been struggling to make it work through flat ironing on a daily basis to make my hair presentable for work. However, I’m a good 7 months in and it has just gotten to be a bit much. Its depressing to keep applying heat on a daily basis, so I decided to get corn rows to give my hair a break from the heat. A couple of weeks later, I got microbraids to give my hair some respite from the day to day hustle, heat and strain. I think I should be ok for the next several weeks at least. Some say micros should last for 4 months, but I don’t know about all of that. Today, my quality of life has improved as a result of not having having to worry about hair. I’m going to ride it out.
I’m at the point where I literally go back and forth with how I style my hair. Managing my hair in its natural state offers a few additional options for hair styles for me. I hate wearing it the same way all of the time, so I continue to experiment while my fro grows! It’s cool to watch the process ensue :)
My natural hair journey is actually progressing pretty well. Wearing my hair in its natural state is freeing. NOT EASY but rewarding nonetheless :)
Style Express - September 2011 / Model: Naro Lokuruka / Fashion Director: Elizabeth Cabral / Photographer: Chris Nicholls