WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU SWITCH TO NATURAL HAIR CARE
Many girls are skeptic about transitioning to natural hair for many reasons. To be honest it is a new phase to step into especially when you have no prior experience with it. However, transitioning to natural will have you reaping more benefits than losses. There will be hard times however you can always bounce back. Your natural hair is a beautiful part of you which you should embrace always.
Here are 4 expectations for when you switch to natural hair:
1) Cost Savings – You will save money. Natural hair care is inexpensive it only becomes expensive when you are buying 3 different conditioners, shampoo, deep conditioners, and moisturizers and you are not using it ladies! Once you find products that work for you, you should stick to it. Don’t be bamboozled by the dozens of sales going on and your favorite YouTuber recommending expensive products to you. Natural hair products, tools, and accessories are affordable. Lastly, no need to spend $40 every 4 – 6 weeks to go to the hairdresser, then having to buy extra products at home to maintain your hair, and an extra costs to do a treatment to your hair every week.
2) Less Time – A lot of naturals may disagree with this expectation here. However, in the beginning, stages of caring for your natural hair your wash day may take longer because you don’t know what you are doing. However, as you progress in the journey wash day may take less than 3 hours. This includes washing and styling your hair. In addition, depending on the hairstyle you can stretch it to last 1 to 2 weeks. As opposed to sitting for hours waiting at the salon to get through, then for the stylist to do your hair, then for it to dry. You can do your hair on your time in the most convenient place ever.
3) A Variety of Styles – Natural hair is very versatile. You can wear a twist out or a braid out if you want to look fun. Next, you can do a sleek bun or puff if you want a formal hairstyle. Then, if you want to do a protective style you can do box braids, Havana twists and so much more. So every week or month you would be looking like a new woman. In addition, your hair can be out in the wind, sleeked down or protected underneath the braids.
4) New Found Self Love – Once you learn to manage your hair and use the correct products for it, you will start to love being natural. You will start to fall in love with your kinks, coils, and curls. You will be surprised by how healthy your hair is and has grown. In addition, you will show it all the love that it needs. It is a new found self-love that you have for the true you, the real you.
Returning to your natural roots is a beautiful thing. You will save yourself in so many areas. Also, you will be able to influence the next generation to care and love their hair as well. What expectation do you have for your natural hair?