“Aha! You already know who it is !”😂😂😂😂 That right there is me trying to find a catchy intro for a YouTube channel I have created in my head. Oh well but with the many YouTube channels about hair available already I may just as well be a loyal subscriber.
So let’s talk about our crowns today.
First of all this stanza from the song Nubian Delight is life :
Let’s talk about your crown
It’s pointed at the sun, why you wanna lay it down?
You turn heads every time you walk around
Bantu knots I love it when you take them down
You spend about an hour just so you can detangle
Girl, I see the struggle got your head at every angle
Baby you are my alabaster
Smelling like palm trees
Using no relaxer
Even to my lock queen, oh
You give me lock dreams
Wrapped up, wild
Or even when you braid it
When i hold your hand girl i feel like we made it
Don’t you just love it?
So, earlier this year I decided to take a very bold step, or yet again not so bold a step. I cut my hair! Shaved is the word actually. This came with me purchasing my first wig 🙂 🙂 (There was no way anyone was going to see that bald head ). On wigs I have to realize that it’s actually a wise idea to get it custom made for your head shape and size otherwise it may decide to go with the wind one day when you are at the beach. (This advice is not from experience, don’t start imagining .)
It has been an interesting journey with my hair actually. I have learnt so much about hair care that I feel like I could become a trichologist.
One of the key things to understand about your hair is that what works for other people does not have to work for you. Like for instance, so many people say that coconut oil is their holy grail but trust you me it is not so for everyone. Personally for me, I have come to realize that coconut oil is good for my scalp but not for my strands. For my strands and edges I have seen the best results with castor oil and for sealing moisture, olive oil is amazing for me.
Another thing I have learnt is that it is okay to be yourself. What do I mean? If you want to dye your hair as a naturalista it is totally fine, if you want to transition rather than have a big chop no problem there, if you can have a healthy scalp and amazing hair while relaxed why not, if you are a lazy naturalista like me it’s okay, you don’t have to have your hair out the whole year like craving yellow when you know you don’t have as much time for TLC with your hair. It’s okay to braid up.
The most important thing is actually the health of your hair. Don’t be deceived into thinking that length is paramount. Is is better to tie your hair into a ponytail that looks like a single shaft of hair or have a TWA which is full and popping edges on the side?
Of course the ideal is both health and length but when one has to give, don’t let is be health.
Please share your hair story in the comments and ask any questions you have about your hair, be it wash day routines, regimens and the likes. Plus anything you would want me to talk about.
Thanks for reading.