How to Cope with a Hair Tragedy – Ms. Devin’s Story

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Let’s all Greet our Gorgeous Guest, Ms. Devin, we thank you my dear for sharing your story with us:

Please introduce your lovely self, name and how long you have been Natural.
My name is Devin also know as HappyKinksForever.
I’ve been natural now for almost 6 years.
It will be 6 year at the end of October.
I have to state that going natural was quite difficult for me. 

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Describe your Natural Hair Tragedy, what happened, your first thoughts, etc.
2010 when I was going through my natural hair transition.
I pretty much did a flexi-rod set weekly. I didn’t know too much about natural remedies.
Miss Jessie’s products were very popular.
So that’s what I used.

Recovering in 2012

Recovering in 2012

After going through this, What was Your next step to Recovery? 
Later in the same year I discovered Henna, educated myself on mixology,
and started to create butter pomades for hair.
Also, keeping my hair in a protective style gave me my time to find out was my hair need.
In 2013, I was a full on Ayurveda Queen.
Henna, clay cleansers, natural oils, and butters where my “holy grails.”
I became great at doing two strand twist-outs.
Brahmi oil and Nupur henna, have rescued my hair from some extremely hard times. 

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What have you Personally Learned from this, To Do or Not To Do?
Throughout this journey, I’ve picked up some wonderful DIY hair products.
Learned to know what different oils/butters, work best for the different seasons.

This was back in January of this year. With my dog/baby Daisy.

My dog/baby Daisy.

Any Tips, Advice or Thoughts for us Naturals?
If you’re having some difficulty with your tresses,
Research, learn how to do a scalp analysis, get to know your hair.
What works for some may not work for you.
Your hair is a plant, speak to it, give it light, give it water, and it will love you for it.

 

!!!Thank you my Dear and your tresses are Lovely!!

 

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How to Cope with a Hair Tragedy – Ms. Ariane’s Story

Meet The Beautiful Ariane Williams

Ariane Williams

Let’s all say Hello to our Beautiful Guest, thank you my dear for sharing your story with us:

Please introduce your lovely self, name and how long you have been Natural.
Ariane blogger at blacknaps.org, I have been natural for 10 years.

Describe your Natural Hair Tragedy, what happened, your first thoughts, etc.
When I first went natural I wore dreads for 4 years, so when I took my dreadlocks out,
I didn’t know how to protect my hair from breakage, as this was never a concern with my locs.
I use to sleep without bonnet and I didn’t have to worry about protective styling as
I already had the ultimate protective style.
So I ended up going to bed without twisting my hair or putting it into a ponytail and
the crown section of my hair ended up getting matted and breaking off really bad.

Bad Hair Time

Bad Hair Time

After going through this, What was Your next step to Recovery? 
 I thought it looked absolutely terrible so I ended up getting my haircut,
it felt like all my hard work went to waste.
However, it was the best thing that I did for my hair.
I ended up doing more protective styles with two strand twists to help prevent breakage and matting.

My Hair Saver Products

My Hair Recovery Products

What have you Personally Learned from this, To Do or Not To Do?
If my hair is not in a protective style at the very least,
I need to pineapple my hair before going to bed.

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Any Tips, Advice or Thoughts for us Naturals?
Don’t let any hair drama you go through discourage you!
It’s to be expected after all for many us natural hair is a whole new thing.
If you come across any issues, do some research to see what
you can do to reverse the problem and keep pushing.
Once you understand how to care for your natural hair,
it’s the most versatile and more importantly healthy choice.

!!!Thank you my Dear and your tresses are Gorgeous!!!

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