I kept my hair relaxed for a log time. Having fine hair that is moderately curly naturaly yielded bone straight results once relaxed.
While my hair did grow when it was relaxed, there was not much that was special about my tresses. They were just……straight.
What I’m about to share is not about knocking ladies who relax their hair. To each her own.
On the contrary, it’s to celebrate and pay homage to how absolutely fabulous natural hair can be. If what I share makes you want to go natural after reading it, forge on my sister! If not, I’ll pray for you (kidding…kinda).
When you are fully natural, your hair will look like none other. No two natural heads are alike. Sure, we can do similar styles but I believe there’s 5 things that bring attention to natural hair. You know. The kind of attention that makes people go, “Wow.” Here they are:
You may need certain products to help you achieve a clumping affect to your hair. Or, it may just come naturally. Regardless to how your hair clumps, it does give it the wow factor. Hair that clumps to form it’s own work of art is
Rocking a bantu knot out, twist out or braid out gives natural hair the kind of definition that draws attention. My bantu knot out won’t look like yours (God, I hope not!) and your twist out will look different from mine. Yet, these natural hairstyles are absolutely stunning on hair that is completely unprocessed.
Hair in HD. The bigger, the better.
Nothing grabs attention like a big ‘ole fro! Curls that are on swellage can really turn heads. I live in New York, home to many naturals and I’m always in awe of the big hair that graces our city.
While shine may come a little easier for looser curls and darker hair, amazing shine can be achieved by ensuring your hair’s cuticles are smooth, conditioned and well moisturized.
Have you checked out the beautiful shine that radiates from a freshly henna’d head of natural hair?
Then, there’s the shine that’s created from natural hair being paired with natural oils like coconut oil or castor oil.
A Pop of Color
Even a hint of color can make natural hair wow-arific. Ok that’s not a real word but you kow what I mean 🙂
Both shine and color can be achieved with henna. When the sun hits the hair in just the right way, it’s gorgeous.
There’s so much about natural hair that is beautiful. If you have a head full of it, embrace it. Do what you can to give it the “wow” factor. Even if that means shaving some of it off 🙂