Hi everyone! My name is Rachella but I am also known as “fro mama” as I am mother to a beautiful daughter and have a baby boy due in February.
I first went natural in April 2014 after damaging my hair through heat and colouring to the point where my hair actually snapped off just above my shoulders. It was then that I decided that I needed to show my hair love and care to make it healthy again. I found myself constantly depressed that my hair didn’t seem to be growing although I was taking such good care of it. I made the decision to embrace what I have and to stop comparing myself to others, it was only once I started to love my short hair and not focus on growth that I started to notice a huge change in my hair.
My curl pattern had gone from waves to tight curls and my short shoulder length hair was now not only long but thick! From that moment I knew I would never go back to what I call “hair rehab” and go back to my straightening and heat addiction!
Some of the most popular questions I get asked are how I keep my hair so healthy and what products i use. My secret to keeping my hair healthy is that I try to make my curls last as long as possible before wetting, washing or restyling. I do this by applying a lightweight oil daily and sleep with my hair up in a pineapple with a silk scarf around my head. To avoid drying my hair from over washing I co-wash regularly to get rid of product buildup but without using a shampoo. As for products my favourite curl range at the moment are the “bumble and bumble” range. I find them affective but not greasy. I find that the oil gel in particular helps my curls to last for 6 days straight sometimes.
To any women or girls I would just say to embrace what you’ve been blessed with and take care of it the best you can because hair can take a long time to grow back. Hair can really change the way you view yourself and give a woman so much confidence once they decide to love what they’ve got. I know this was true for me.