When Going Natural Goes Badly

I hate labels but within the natural hair community we have them and they can be equally amusing as they are sad. This journey (going natural or accepting your curly hair) is not as easy as some profess nor as hard as others scream at the tops of their lungs. 

It’s a process that requires experimenting, adjustments, and managing in order to attain perfection, or something close to it. Here are a list of natural hair pitfalls that could make your journey go very badly if you don’t change your ways!

The Denialer

This is the newly natural that refuses to accept that she needs to make changes in her regimen and habits. She just carries on using all the same products she did while her hair was relaxed and assumes her hair will adapt…um, no. Going natural requires adapting to your hair’s changes and using products and techniques that will help your hair to thrive and be healthy.

You can read the rest of my article over at Naturallycurly.com:

When Going Natural Goes Badly

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