Welcome to Keri’s world where we will talk about all things’ Afro and the maintenance of hair that is curly and frizzy. Before the trend of natural hair, I had been rocking my Afro for well over 2 years. Honestly the struggle was real, preparing for washing, making sure that it is well moisturized and not frizzy. The worst thing was I had moved to a place where there was no-one to help me maintain my hair so I had to figure out things’ on my own.
At that particular time, there were not so many products for natural hair like there are nowadays and not many people really had Afros’s then.
Over 10 years ago, I embarked on the natural hair journey which honestly is a struggle for many women of color. Why did I transition to natural when its easy to relax your hair and have it straight? well for me I think it was the fact that I had to look after my hair on my own.
When I first started my University degree, I used to have relaxed hair. I would get assistance to maintain it from time to time, but when I did not I would do it myself.
One day during the process of relaxer, I believe I may have put it in my hair for too long and when I was washing off the chemical, I had a clump of hair fall into my hands. From that specific time onward, I have never attempted to relax my hair again and every time I think about it, I just reflect on what I did in the past. I could very well have seemed a professional after that period, however I seriously had to ask myself what I was applying on my body.
WHY YOU WANT TO HELP PEOPLE
I really struggled to maintain my hair for a long time and I totally understand individuals that have thicker hair who would not want to have their hair in the natural state. Everyone is entitled to their style and this blog is mainly for individuals looking to have their hair natural and well moisturized. I am not perfect, however everyday I am learning how to keep my hair in tip-top condition especially now that I know how to look after it.
Another thing that really helps is the fact that there are so many people that have YouTube sites talking about natural hair. However, it has to be stated that not everything works for everyone. You need to understand your own hair and how to maintain it in whatever condition it is. I can attest to growing my Afro quite long, however that is not the point of this blog. The point is ensuring that your hair is well maintained no matter how long or short your hair is.
This blog is set up to provide tips on how individuals can maintain their hair and ensure that it is at its best condition.
THE GOAL OF YOUR SITE
The main purpose for this blog was to help people appreciate themselves more and know how to look after themselves. There are many products out there, however you don’t have to use all of them to know what works for you. I know that if you are on a budget, some things’ cannot be done, however if you know what to do, you can save yourself lots of money and still be happy with the results.
I am more than happy to hear from anyone that finds a specific technique works, however this is for those people that are time poor, however they need to make sure that their hair is looking great for certain occasions.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,