Did you go into this year telling yourself (and your friends and your man) that you were going to ditch the white crack known (in this case) as hair relaxers so that you could let your natural hair grow, show and flow?
If so, we salute you. No diss to the sistahs who want chemically-straightened hair, but there’s something that is so empowering about a woman who doesn’t mind strutting what Mother Nature gave her.
That doesn’t mean that you’re not in for a real awakening throughout your hair growth journey. Once you get past having a TWA—a Teeny Weeny Afro—trying to get some length on your natural locks can be…whew! Something else.
To help you out, we’ve provided a mini natural hair manual of things that all naturalistas experience at one point or another while they’re trying to let their soul glow (if you know what we mean), along with some tips on how to make everything bearable. Even manageable.