Hey Curly Ladies! My name is Jasmine, and this is my second time going natural. The first time I transitioned for two years. I started in 2012 as what I would call a “straight natural,” meaning it wasn’t relaxed, but I kept it straightened. I experienced lots of heat damage, and I was unhappy with my ends being straight. After two years, I gave up. I relaxed my hair and wore a short cut. I guess I got sucked in from all the cute short styles I would see on Pinterest. This style was short lived, and after 5 months I decided to do the “Big Chop.”
This was August 2014, not to mention I was 8 months pregnant. Honestly, what motivated me was wanting to see and experience my true curl pattern. In my opinion, returning natural by doing the “Big Chop,” was the BEST decision I’ve ever made for my hair. It was a chance to start over. This time I wore my hair mainly in coils, braids, and used the sponge method to enhance my curls. I also cut it in layers and colored it. This past year, I’ve been wearing twist outs, sew-ins, and high puffs! My #1 rule to maintaining natural hair is keeping it moisturized.
Having 4b/4c, low porosity hair type, I have learned that the L.O.C. Method works best for me. It’s great for retaining moisture for longer periods of time. I would have to say my staple products are shea moisture, Jamaican black castor oil, and TheManeChoice. To anyone on this Natural Hair Journey, who may get discouraged or feel their hair isn’t “good enough,” don’t let that stop you or allow you to give up. Embrace every stage because there’s perks in all stages!
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