During all the time I was a child until I become a woman, I have always heard all kinds of stories about natural hair. Shampooing the hair often damages it, you do not trim the ends of your natural hair, you do that only if they are relaxed and so forth. I would always take my precautions and follow those instructions. But now that I am a naturalista, I know from experience and natural hair education that a looooooooooot of what haitian adults told us about our natural nap is just myth. I will be talking about two of the most common myths about natural hair.
1- Natural hair never require ends-trimming. And if the hair is getting brittle and the ends are splitting?! The only way for this not to damage all of your healthy nap is to trim the ends. And nothing is so ugly to see then a afro hair with parts longer and others shorter. If you need your nap to look good and to be healthy, you need to trim it every 3 to 4 months. Words of a naturalista!
2- Natural afro hair is not versatile- Hein? Where did they get that last one?! With afro hair, let me get brief, you can have cornrows, afro puffs of all sorts, locs, coils, flat twists, braids, bantu knots, two-strand twists and so on…. There are so many hairstyles that YOU but not your hair, can get tired. If this is a pretext to relax your natural hair, it doesn’t work. Because relaxers ease your nappy life only with ponytails or the eternal loose style. The only way you get versatile with relaxers is when you dye your hair or have some haircuts.
Myths are barriers. Free yourself from them. They are preventing you from discovering, loving and enjoying your napturality.
As for myself, I am HAPPY to be NAPPY.