Written by Esther Kanyua
“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” Coco Chanel
Everywhere I turn, I see ladies rocking their natural hair and looking fabulous. So I have decided I am going to join them as I am tired of the never-ending trips to the hair salon where I perm, braid or weave my hair.
However, I am kind of skeptical about going au naturale. Why, you may ask?
a) Broken blow-dry combs/ regular combs.
b) Headaches from pulling my hair.
c) Waste of time due to lack of desired results
d) Looking more than a little “crazy” with uncontrollable hair.
I have spent enough time reading different hair blogs, and most of them seem geared towards selling hair products. Others are way too long or have ladies who have had their hair natural for a long time – in other words, they are on a whole other level.
I, therefore, decided to talk to a few ladies who have had the “big chop” or “transitioned” recently and here is one of their hair tales.
Nova On Going Au Naturale!
Nova had braids before she decided to go for the big chop. It’s been almost two years since and she is loving her nappy hair.
She has never looked back, but she warns people not to make that decision lightly. One has to put in a lot of work to understand their own natural hair and what works best for it.
Products that worked for her include any leave-in conditioner, Pure coconut oil and Shea butter. “What works for one person doesn’t work for everyone.”