I had to ask myself this question this morning. Is it really necessary to apply product to my hair every single day? I mean, even those days I’m doing something important or going to be around people. Does product or the real issue does curl definition have to be present for me to feel OK? I’m pretty proud of myself for saying “No, I don’t”.
About a year ago when this blog was pretty new I did a post called, Making those hair product dollars S T R E T C H and I discussed ways to save some money while still keeping your hair looking nice. My very first pointer was:
1. Don’t do your hair on off days.
I mentioned that I would splash a little water and oil to my hair on the weekends and keep it moving, but yesterday I just applied my leave-in conditioner (KCKT) in the shower and didn’t rinse it out. I applied no product and just sealed my ends. I was done. Now, I didn’t have true curl definition but it was still coily with only slight frizz but nothing as bad as if I didn’t apply any leave-in. Here’s a pic below:
Can you really tell I have no styling gel in my hair? I can tell by the touch as it feels softer…more like cotton but it’s got a coily fro look to it. Actually, the feel of it is nicer to me than with a styling gel and as I am liking this I may find myself wearing this more often.
Why am I adding styling gel to my hair every day when leave-in does a great job? Yes, I still have those days where I don’t add product when I’m hanging around the house but I was not being as diligent about it. This week money was a little tight so I was short on my styling gel and decided to use it sparingly. Isn’t it funny how creative we can become when we’re broke?
So becoming broke and trying something different made me realize I can rock a less defined hair style and feel OK about it. Why am I worried about curl or coil definition? Was this just another milestone for me during my journey as a Natural?
Let me tell you something….we are going to go through changes or transformations during this journey. We will have enlightened periods as well as figuring out just want and who we wanna be. Finding what feels right for me is going to be different from everyone else on this planet so don’t feel the need to keep up with someone else and don’t let them pressure you into something you just aren’t ready for.
I am now ready to rock less definition whenever I want and I feel great about it. Not gonna beat myself up for not doing it sooner and not gonna tell anyone else what they ought to do either. Just wanted to share a mini milestone I’ve reached.
So, are you finding mini milestones during your journey Naturals?
Feeling more comfortable with myself,