I went natural about ten years ago. My hair was so fine and curly that the relaxers and hair color (hey I was a new hair stylist) was only making it worse. Regardless of how I styled my thin hair, it never looked as good as my clients. By good I mean; strong, heathy, shiny, and full.
So I cut my hair pretty short, almost like a boy. I didn’t know anything about a big chop back then. To make myself feel more feminine I colored it hot pink. Just for kicks, I included a photo. I just knew that once my hair grew back in a few months (feel free to laugh at that), I was going to have natural locks to rival that of our natural hair queen Ms. Tracey Ellis Ross or Marsha Ambrosius. I had dreams of wash and gos and daisies in my hair.
I thought it would be easier to have natural hair. It wasn’t. For many years I wore my hair flat ironed straight and just avoided sweating and rain. But now, I’m embracing more natural styles and styling options. So I made this video giving a few tips for those of us who want to rock our thin natural hair, but have come to the harsh realization that we will never have hair like Tanika Ray or Solange. We don’t have to have their hair texture or fullness to look amazing.
What do you like to use in your twist outs? Do you prefer mousse or gel?