Don't get me wrong, I am really enjoying being "natural." My hair is now all "virgin" true African kinky texture. No more relaxer!
Really appreciate that I have the confidence to do it and also slightly weird that it is such an issue in our society . Going "natural" has become a statement or a "movement" as if I needed permission to stop relaxing my hair.
My decision to stop relaxing my hair had little to do with anyone else. I merely realised that the (normally male) shop assistants in my local "Afro hair and beauty shop" had no idea what they were selling and they probably didn't know what a hair relaxer was made of. Everyone just wants to make money. I didn't even know what a relaxer was!
So here I am today, with an all natural mini pony tail. Wondering how to style it for the winter months. I don't take this risk of breakage as a joke, looking for a good protective style that is professional for work but easy to manage and keep.
Abi the fashion blogger