The day I decided to go natural I was two weeks into a semester long study abroad program and most of my synthetic braids had fallen out. I didn't really have a plan after my big chop at a local barber shop (with barbers who tried to convince me that it was bad luck to cut a woman's hair). I just sort of winged it and with no You Tube or IG at the time, yours truly was a serious hot mess of tangled, nappy curls.
It took close to a decade for me to appreciate, respect and truly fall in love with my hair. There wasn't a defining moment when this happened. Over time I just slowly decided to love, accept, nurture and learn as much as I could so I could empower myself and share with others.
What about you? When did you fall in love with your hair? Are you still working on this journey of self discovery like me? What would it take for you to feel better about your hair? More importantly, do you have any idea how amazingly beautiful you are?
Meet Ava. A 5 year old creative. Her smile brings joy to your heart and her eyes/lashes will make you melt. Ava is part owner of Kiss My Petals. She helps to create pieces that empower self love and promote fun. She loves to paint, sing, dance, and play in make up. Tell all your flower friends to follow our page. We have so much in store for everyone. Stay Tuned. (Post created by mommy @anna_inspires) Peace. Love. & Girl Power. #cutekids#explorepage#cutekids#naturalhairkids#princess#blackhair#cutiepies#instagramkids
A huge thanks to volunteers helping me test my first batch of the Curl Poppin' Custard. .
To make the most use of your time I'm experimenting with best practices around the product in order to provide you with product use suggestions for best results.
These pics feature: 🔹a section of prewashed strecthed 4C hair
🔹a small section that has been washed, conditioned, detangled and has the product raked through
🔹Drying with a diffuser
Since I have different textures I'll need to do my entire head to see the final results.
So answer me this, as a natural do you air dry or diffuse your wash and go? **Yes! It dries clear!**
Y’all see that sweet face?!😩😩 Bunny is as smart as she is beautiful and sweet🙌🏽 I’m so damn proud to be her mama and I always pray she’s as proud to have me as her mama. Well this morning she said “Thank you mama” out of nowhere and when I asked what for?! “For you.”😩😭😭 She went on to say that she was glad that I wouldn’t have another daughter or son. I explained to her that there may come a day when Mommy does have another baby but that she would always have a special place in my heart because she was first. She made me a mommy. She taught me how to be brave. She taught me what true love is. We have been through so much together. We survived heartbreak together💗 I will love any child I am blessed with after her but SHE will always be my first. I reminded her that no one could take her place in my heart. I mean look at that face...how could they?! #singlemomdiaries
The Curly Girl Club is a safe and supportive space designed to assist parents with healthy hair care tips and tools geared towards learning and loving your little ones curly, kinky and otherwise textured hair...welcome to my page. This page was born to be looked at as a kind of resource tool for the many parents out there that are at wits end with caring for their multiracial/biracial or black child's hair and are tired of buying product after product just to find that it’s not what they were looking for. As well as continually promoting the natural beauty of black hair in all it's wonderful unique shapes and forms. But for those of you who need it, I hope to give you a little education on textured hair care and answer some of the questions you may have. I’m not a professional stylist, but I’ve researched and taught myself what works for me. I myself am a product of my mother, a light-skinned black woman and my father, the son of a biracial (black and white) man....and although my appearance may say differently I am technically not biracial. Still, many days I have mothers of biracial children approach me and make comments on my appearance and hair, most often something like, "My daughter has hair just like yours." They'll then proceed to ask me what I do to my own hair because they have no idea what to do with their own little ones at home. This is a very common occurrence for me and I'm always glad to help, it's also the biggest reason why I created this page. I realized that there are so many parents out there with the same struggle, and by default there are many little girls of color at risk of developing a bad self image in regards to their hair. This is because "Black hair" and its care is deeply rooted in African-American identity and culture, self esteem and self expression. It really all goes together... therefore when you foster healthy beautiful hair, you really foster a healthy beautiful EVERYTHING. I feel that I can be looked at as a kind of go between to help with that. These tips and suggestions should assist you in developing and learning the easiest way to maintain healthy hair for your child.... (CONTINUED IN COMMENTS)