Often times, clients are unsure of whether or not a natural style can look elegant for a formal occasion. Perhaps for a wedding. One client told me once that people were shocked when she got her hair locked a year before her wedding. "Natural hair for your wedding, are you sure?"
I say, Why Not? Weddings are a celebration of love and for us natural sisters, many of us are celebrating a love of self by wearing our hair naturally!
That's certainly not to say that not being natural shows a lack of self-love or even is a result of self-hate as some people say. I do not believe in those sort of ideas. But what I do believe is that to have healthly beautiful hair that you are proud of, you must first LOVE your hair! Whatever the state of it, whatever the length of it, your hair needs LOVE. That's the true first step of natural hair care.
Love your hair enough to pay attention to its needs and provide for them. Love your hair enough to choose the best products and styles that strengthen and maintain your hair. Love your hair enough to do the BIG CHOP and start all over! Love your hair enough to be patient with it as it grows back! Love your hair enough just to see how long it can really get! LOVE. YOUR. HAIR.
Just start there and the rest will fall into place beautifully.
On Sunday, September 29th, I will be hosting a natural hair workshop and discussion in Baltimore, MD. The event will take place from 4:00-5:30 pm at The Hair Room at Clark's, 3601 Clark's Lane. More details in the next September post.
Here's to LOVE,
The Natural Hair Coach