The hair tips, advice and recommendations given on this blog are given based on the experiences of the authors. These tips may not work for everyone and every hair type and it is important to acknowledge this since we are neither hair specialists nor trichologists.

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Friday, September 4, 2009

Being Natural

I went natural in January 2001 while I was living in Lethbridge, Canada. And after a very brief encounter with a texturizer, I have been natural ever since. I learnt how to take care of my hair while living in Canada. There were few salons that catered to black people there and my sister did hair so I picked up skills from her. I also learnt about our hair from, other natural hair websites and reading lots of books.

I find being natural empowering, because over the years I’ve learnt how to take care of my hair and how to style it. Since I don’t visit the salon much, I save a lot of money by doing my hair at home. I enjoy the versatility of natural hair and I enjoy the fact that my hair is the healthiest and the longest it has ever been. Wearing natural hair is not always rosy. Sometimes it can be challenging but I choose to remain natural anyway.

Having natural hair in Lagos is neither here nor there. I don’t really notice that my hair is different anymore because I have been natural for about 8 or 9 years so it’s just part of my life. However, people are always asking me why. Just a few days ago someone asked my mother if I was S.U. (i.e. Scripture Union. It’s a Christian group in Nigeria). Funny!!! My mother’s reply: “not everyone can be the same, abi?” Yep, my mama is full of wisdom. Over the years I’ve come to realize that not everyone can or will be natural. But I would like for everyone to learn how to take care of their own hair whether relaxed, natural, loced or whatever. I hope this website will help in that way.


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