Kinky Curl Chronicles: 6 Months Natural

by Ronesha Prioleau

My hair is now at the 6 month stage...

  What has changed since my big chop? Well for starters, I’m not all about my hair. In the last post I mention I was all about my hair at first. I can’t stay the same this time again. Top 3 things I’ve notice I got bored after my big chop. After I cut my hair I still felt like there was something missing or needed to make this chop complete. I decided to COLOR my hair! This is huge for me because when I went natural the first time I was too afraid to add color. Which was odd because I had colored my relaxed hair with no hesitation. I thought I would damage my hair because I had no knowledge about natural hair and the color process.  I would see other girls with these beautiful and vibrant colors and I wanted try it out for myself. Well, I went for it and got my hair colored and it was a huge fail…yes ANOTHER hair disaster! I wanted to do a honey brownish color but the stylist talked me out of it and said I should go with red, and I really liked the idea. When I removed the towel it was RED!

 

What has changed since my big chop? Well for starters, I’m not all about my hair. In the last post I mention I was all about my hair at first. I can’t stay the same this time again.

Top 3 things I’ve notice

I got bored after my big chop. After I cut my hair I still felt like there was something missing or needed to make this chop complete. I decided to COLOR my hair! This is huge for me because when I went natural the first time I was too afraid to add color. Which was odd because I had colored my relaxed hair with no hesitation. I thought I would damage my hair because I had no knowledge about natural hair and the color process.  I would see other girls with these beautiful and vibrant colors and I wanted try it out for myself. Well, I went for it and got my hair colored and it was a huge fail…yes ANOTHER hair disaster! I wanted to do a honey brownish color but the stylist talked me out of it and said I should go with red, and I really liked the idea. When I removed the towel it was RED!

  It was fire red and it was not applied correctly. I wore it for a few days because I didn’t want to hurt her feelings, but I couldn’t lol. I rocked my wigs until I was able to get my hair colored AGAIN. The new stylist wanted me to stay in the red family but she suggest brown as well. It turned out amazing and the color really fits my skin tone. My curls seem to stand out more. NO longer a product junkie. I used to buy every freaking product I saw on YouTube. My bathroom was full of products that I may have used once or twice. I was clueless and realized that just because it worked on their hair, there was a huge chance it may not work in mine. I had to really figure out what worked best for me and I'm still learning. This time around I use a few products and it may change as it grows out. They are as follows: Shampoo- Tresemme Flawless Curls (Curl Hydration) Leave in-Creme of Natural Lemongrass & Rosemary or Karen’s Body Beautiful Styling-Eco Styler Argan Oils-Olive oil, Castor oil, Argan Oil, and Coconut oil I AM NOT MY HAIR! Learning that if I wear my hair or wigs, I’m still the same person. The level of confidence is different with short hair. You really do need a different level of confidence because short hair and specially natural hair is not the ideal standard of “beauty.” I don’t always have the confidence I should with my natural hair but I’ll fake it 'til I make it. (I’m just being honest) I do have to work a little harder when I wear my natural hair. When I say “harder” that means adding a hair accessory or earrings. Sometimes---most of the time I can be really lazy about my appearance. It's a balancing act when I wear my wigs or my natural hair. I get more compliments with my natural hair, which gives me mixed emotions. Everyday I’m learning that as long as I feel comfortable, then that’s all that matters.

 

It was fire red and it was not applied correctly. I wore it for a few days because I didn’t want to hurt her feelings, but I couldn’t lol. I rocked my wigs until I was able to get my hair colored AGAIN. The new stylist wanted me to stay in the red family but she suggest brown as well. It turned out amazing and the color really fits my skin tone. My curls seem to stand out more.

NO longer a product junkie. I used to buy every freaking product I saw on YouTube. My bathroom was full of products that I may have used once or twice. I was clueless and realized that just because it worked on their hair, there was a huge chance it may not work in mine. I had to really figure out what worked best for me and I'm still learning. This time around I use a few products and it may change as it grows out. They are as follows:

Shampoo- Tresemme Flawless Curls (Curl Hydration)

Leave in-Creme of Natural Lemongrass & Rosemary or Karen’s Body Beautiful

Styling-Eco Styler Argan

Oils-Olive oil, Castor oil, Argan Oil, and Coconut oil

I AM NOT MY HAIR! Learning that if I wear my hair or wigs, I’m still the same person. The level of confidence is different with short hair. You really do need a different level of confidence because short hair and specially natural hair is not the ideal standard of “beauty.” I don’t always have the confidence I should with my natural hair but I’ll fake it 'til I make it. (I’m just being honest) I do have to work a little harder when I wear my natural hair. When I say “harder” that means adding a hair accessory or earrings. Sometimes---most of the time I can be really lazy about my appearance. It's a balancing act when I wear my wigs or my natural hair. I get more compliments with my natural hair, which gives me mixed emotions. Everyday I’m learning that as long as I feel comfortable, then that’s all that matters.

  Since going natural do you find it hard to wear protective styles that don't fit the "natural" standards?   Ronesha RamblingBeauty

 

Since going natural do you find it hard to wear protective styles that don't fit the "natural" standards?

 

Ronesha

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