There was a time when I couldn’t imagine myself without straight hair. Sunday afternoons were devoted to my flatiron, oil sheen, and the sizzle of my hair frying between two metal plates. I loved the movement of my straight hair, the deep dark shine of my strands, even with the inevitable heat damage I was causing. I could not see my natural texture the same way. It was stubbornly immobile and did not reflect light the same way my pressed hair did. A year after giving up my relaxer, I still could not accept my natural hair.
When I take a minute to look at the proliferation of the natural hair movement and the rise of the availability in products specifically suited to care for and manage naturally curly, coily, kinky and wavy hair, I am amazed.
Natural hair is not only healthier to wear, it’s also fun to flaunt. Styling possibilities are endless and the outcomes are always unique to each head of hair. Below are three styles for varying lengths of curly, coily hair with links to videos demonstrating exactly how to achieve these looks.
Over the last 20 years, going natural has become increasingly popular and accepted. Making the transition is also a lot easier with the explosion of available stylists, products and information specifically addressing natural hair care. Still, you may have concerns on what transitioning is all about and whether or not it is right for you—and that is exactly why I’m here to answer your questions and give you the real deal on why going natural is fabulous.