The Natural Head Aquarius

Hi Natural Hair Queens! I know you all are wondering what is Naturally Natural. Well first let me introduce myself. My name is Melanie but you all can call me Mel for short. Here is a little about me. I am a senior at the University of Northern Iowa studying Marketing and Management Information Systems. Yes Iowa. IKR! Anyway, I am originally from St. Louis, Mo (The Lou) the home of imo’s pizza. I love watching youtube tutorials about natural hair and that is how I thought of this blog idea.

The Start of My Natural Hair Journey……

My natural hair journey started about 9 years ago during my 8th grade year of middle school. When I first went natural I started with the big chop. For those of you who don’t know what the big chop is I will explain it in a later blog post.  The decision to partake in the big chop was really a forced decision. Which means I really did not have a choice.

For most of my childhood I received relaxers. After awhile my hair started breaking off from getting relaxers and that resulted in the big chop. From the big chop I had no idea what to do with my hair. It was very kinky but soft and coily but short. Everyone around me had long, easy to manage hair. So I became the odd girl out of the bunch. The girl with short Afro. I absolutely hated my natural hair at that point in my life. I didn’t know how to embrace my natural look because I didn’t see many with the same look as me. Throughout the rest of my 8th grade year and high school I pretty much hid my natural hair with braids or weave.

My Love for Natural Hair……

My love for hair started about 4 years ago. It was my senior year of high school where I noticed natural hair was starting to be somewhat of a trend or the in thing to do. I found myself wanting to embrace my natural look more than I ever wanted to before. My hair has came a long way since the mini frizzy afro days. I still have a long way to go on this natural hair journey but I enjoy every moment of it.

Just Another Hair Blog?

I plan to to make this blog as interactive as possible. Not only do I want to share my natural hair journey with you all but I want you to share yours as well. I hope this blog can be a resource for all who want to learn about natural hair. I want for us to share stories of struggle but also success.  Throughout my different blog posts I will share tips and styles for women with kinky curly hair. I started this blog in hopes of building a community for us Natural Hair Girls!

With Peace and Love,

Mel

 

2 thoughts on “The Natural Head Aquarius

  1. Melody says:

    Thank you for sharing your journey about your natural hair I wish you well it’s takes time patients andhardwork I read that rinsing your hair with ricewater help to make it grow faster read the blog about rice water rinse

  2. Haneef Majeed says:

    Neefmajeed@gmail going back in time I mean back in the 60s 70s and part of the 80s if we called it the natural was the style for black women and Men even though my hair wouldn’t grow long enough to get a natural but I felt that the natural was a beautiful look so you beautiful black women you go on with your bad self and keep it up bring back the natural go on Miss Majeed with your bad self !

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