Being a Natural Has Made Me…

image Honestly, being a natural has made me more aware, more concerned about my body as a lady. I know many ladies already care about their bodies with their relaxed or texlaxed hair but that became more of a reality to me when I cut my hair and decided to start over. Being a natural has made me bolder. I mean, most of my family literally could not believe my guts when I cut my hair and best believe, I worked my hair like it was nothing. When I look at some pictures of what I did to it when it was shorter, I just wonder how I left the house looking that way. It’s funny now when I think of it. I remember the first twists I did and the compliment I got from my funny sis was that they looked like periwinkles!!! Can you imagine?! LOL. I still carried it out like that o. I was/am a bad guy. B-) Being a natural has made me more concerned with my body. I mean, before I cut my hair, I could care less if I was drinking enough water per day or eating fruits and all those things. I took fizzy drinks when I wanted to and nothing would stop me. However, being a natural has made me think of the healthier side of things: don’t take that fizzy drink, take water instead; don’t buy that bar of Snickers, won’t you just have cucumbers? Yea, it got me thinking like that and I like it! Being a natural has made me more proper as a lady. These days I find that I hold my head high, my neck is always straight. That’s probably as a result of habit because the struggle to keep your nape hairs from rubbing against the fabric of your shirt is very real, especially if your hair could get caught in the fabric’s mesh. Again, numerous days of trying not to ruin the perfect shape of my afro/twist-out etc has taught me to hold my head high when I get in a car seat and not lean my head on the head rest. Phew. It’s not easy. πŸ™‚ Being a natural has made me more concerned about what I put on my skin. I hardly ever did facials when I was relaxed but now, I’m more sensitive to what my skin needs or what my hair needs. And so I can act accordingly. Being a natural has also earned me a handful of friends, I didn’t know it was so easy bonding over hair. πŸ˜€ Being a natural has made me an overnight  celebrity, motivational speaker. I mean, someone would just compliment my hair and I will just lecture the person on the procedure and type of product to use to achieve similar results. My friends now come to me for advice sef.. Hayyyy! Being a natural has made me

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more frugal. I’m pretty sure y’all saw this coming. Yes! Now, I can actually make my entire head of hair by myself because I think the stylist combing it breaks off my hair unnecessarily. I enter giveaways like ees nothing because I want to try out that product that they’re giving away. Being a natural has made me a bit of a hoarder. LOL. I haven’t thrown away like 2 deodorant spritz bottles because you know… My new mixes are in them! Ya know. Being a natural has made me a YouTube junkie. x_X ‘How to do finger coils/crotchet braids by IamNaturallyGifted1023‘ LOL. It’s not funny o. It has also made me a serial blog surfer. Being a natural also introduced me to the Mixtress/Risk-Taker part of Tunrie I didn’t know existed and most importantly, AYURVEDA. Being a natural has made me quite open to ideas. Some things I know now, I had no idea about before. It’s a whole new world to explore for me and I can only hope it gets better than this. DISCLAIMER: This post does not imply that relaxed ladies don’t care about the bodies or aren’t proper but are just some changes I noticed down my natural hair journey. Being a natural may or may not have had a direct impact on these changes but oh well, I think it did/does for me. I’m pretty sure my list goes on and on and on but I’ll have to stop here until later…

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