I must admit that when i first started to grow my hair out, i was for my own selfish purposes. I wanted to have my hair blow in the wind, get all those comments about “oh her hair is so thick and beautiful” “girl you got that good hair!”  and etc. It was just to be “the” girl with the long hair.

My desires have changed while on this hair journey. Do I still want to have hair to blow in the wind? Of course. Do I still want the compliments? Yes. But all of a sudden its no longer just about me and my hair. It’s about the women of my race’s hair. 

I want my hair to be a testimony. I have gone from it being about me to wanting to help people. This is my way of helping women of African -American descent.

I get so tired of seeing women with no edges, half broken hair, see through ends, and the theory that African - American women only have hair once in their lives and thats in the childhood years. The more i learn, the more i found out that that is probably that dumbest **** i have ever heard in my life. It’s just stupid!

I would love to help tons of women take their hair care in their own hands and truely learn, whether relaxed or natural. I do this to help all women, I share this knowledge because I want to see us grow our hair together.

It’s more of a lack of knowledge on our parts though. We rely on hairdressers to tell us what to do with our hair but we are far to trusting of these women. What we have to remember is for US its OUR hair, for them, we are the client and the cash cow. If you learn how to truely take care of your own hair, not only will you require their services less and less but you will learn that all this time alot of what they do to your hair is severly unhealthy.

No i am not a militant natural hair chick. All i am saying is don’t jump in head first with a stylist without having some background of your own. Go to somebody that you can trust, somebody that will tell you the truth and somebody that is not just in it for the love of money. Somebody who geniunely wants to help you grow your hair out. Chicks are ruthless… yall aint know?

My hope for African - American women especially is that we gain knowledge of healthy hair practices and stop thinking that you just “know” what to do with your hair. Don’t assume. Learn, read, and find out how to care for your hair.

Ignorance is bliss but for the lack of knowledge, the people perish. 

By StrawBerriCurls

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