Saturday, April 21, 2007

Going Natural

There are women that have to use the daily chair and whip method in taming their locks, I was one of those women. For years I wanted to hang up the whip and chair and had been telling myself that natural is beautiful but continued to relax my hair. One night two years ago (to my husband’s horror) I decided to take the scissors to my shoulder length hair. After all I rationalized, it was only hair. So I cut it. All of it, and wore it super short, relaxed with blond streaks for a year. I liked it (he loved it) but it sure was a lot of work maintaining it, and I found that I had begun to lose interest in hair dryers, flat irons and that kind of drudgery.




So I decided last year I would transition back to my natural hair but quickly found that it was a lot harder than I imagined since I had become so used to straight hair. Imagine that, going back to my roots was a culture shock! But, I cut it all off again finally cutting out all the relaxer. Then I chickened out at the last minute on going straight up natural and moved to a texturizer because I still wasn’t quite feeling the ‘fro. My last chop was in February which was so closely cropped that if I didn’t have a texturizer, my hair would have been so kinky I could have played connect-the-dots on my scalp… alright, maybe that’s just a little bit dramatic, but it was awfully short.

Will I be Happy to be Nappy?


I am still fearing the ‘fro. You see, I have a five-finger forehead and that just doesn’t seem to work with a short ‘fro on me. The texturizer gives me a softer look. To my surprise too, the texturizer gives me more options than I thought I had for experimentation. I can now stick a toe or two across the line and play around with the naturally kinky look and then hop back to my safe place for a silkier, more structured curl.

However, now that it’s growing longer, I have decisions to make. Do I wean myself off the texturizer and go all the way? Or do I keep the pacifier (texturizer)? I think I’ll let it grow some more before I ‘man up’ as my husband tells me, and go for the ‘fro.

I have to say I'm anxious to try a couple of products: Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding and Curly Kinky. I'm not familiar with any similar products so feel free to let me know of any others you may have tried. I have been researching these two products but I'm not sure they have the muscle to beat my kinks into submission for any duration. It seems like the products are made more for multi-ethnic women. They may work, or they may not, but the beautiful thing is they will not chemically alter the structure of my hair and I can wash it out and try something else.

6 comments:

B Randolph said...

I have been told that I have that good hair (I am a mix of white,black and indian), I have sported them all from the fro, the water and grease curl, the braids, the low hair, and now bald. Not by choice but natures progression and them family traits that have hit all my uncles. I love women with a low hair cut as long as its maintained. This means that if u wear a head garment,(baseball cap, scarf or whatever)just make sure u have something to tighten up that do with.I see so many women that lose themselves and their culture in trying to be something else. The Hawaiin Silky is fine just dont forget that you are not hawaiin. lol

Double Martini said...

Thank you b. randolph. I for one, am just beginning to love what I was born with. And am learning how to make the best of what I have with the best of what's around. I also love short hair but it's too high maintenance and am opting for the natural look (once I can get it right) because it's carefree and low maintenance.

Hell said...

I liked this post, i'm trying to find something for the summer that wont take a lot of maintenance while im trying to grow out my chin length bob. Ive tried the straw curls and because I did it it didnt come out right. But ima give it another shot and see how it works. A couple days in and it was a afro. Wish there was something to do to fluff it back out the next morning with out ruining the curls.
Not to be cheap but i wont be buying anything from 'Miss. Jessie's' line. She should rethink her prices if she wants the average black women to actually be able to afford her products.
A 1oz. jar of product for $33 is ridiculous. Not on my watch.
Also when you read the reviews from the people who bought it only about half were satisfied with it.
The percentage wasnt high enough.

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