My natural hair story began approximately 3 years ago. Up until then I have always relaxed, blow dried and straightened my natural curls.
One day my 3-year-old daughter asked me why her curly hair isn’t as straight and pretty as mine. I felt everything ache inside me when she said that.
I decided to let my natural curls flow. I read up on Pinterest on how to achieve healthy, curly hair.
A friend of mine introduced me to Amanda Cooke and her blog and I then joined a group on Facebook Cape Town Naturally for inspiration and support.
It was a tough decision to make but I needed to show my daughter that she is beautiful just as she is.
The first few weeks were gruesome with fellow colleagues and family members asking personal questions about my hair. Things like: “did you hair-dryer break?” and “look, the queen of Africa”, were thrown in my face.
Everything was said in a very derogatory manner but after a few more weeks, the snide comments subsided.
I enjoy being natural. It really set me free!
I went natural after years of being burnt by relaxers. I wanted to embrace the hair growing out of my head. It was tough at first but after a few years I got the hang of it. Reading natural hair blogs gave me a lot of knowledge on how to handle it. I love my fro.
I love being a naturalista. I've been natural hair for three years now. I love it so much but I've been struggling to keep my hair moist and I don't know which products to. Most of the time my hair is braided but I would love to leave it lose without braiding it. But it becomes so dry and when I comb it, a lot of it remains in my comb.
How do I avoid this and which product out there in the Olive oil range can I use for strength and moisture?