Author

Michele

TAPP ROSEMAN

I love my
natural hair

It took me more than 25 years to say and mean this!

Growing up, I never imagined I would feel ugly when wearing my natural hair. How could I know? For years, I never really saw my natural hair. Wash day for me always ended with the hot comb, blow dryer, or perm! The result? My hair was always straight! I secretly tied my self-worth and physical beauty to the length and straightness of my hair. Writing Hairlooms helped me detangle these unhealthy emotions and discover that my natural hair does not determine my worth. The transition to natural hair and self-acceptance has taken time. Check-out my natural hair journey for yourself:

1966

Hello World!

Me at a few months old.

1971

Elementary School

I loved my hot combed pigtails.

1974

Double Hair Buns

One of my favorite styles.

1984

I graduated from high school and had graduated to a perm.

I wore relaxed hair for 25 years.

2009

The Big chop

I was finally cool with getting my hair wet.

2013

This was the longest hair that I have had in my life.

My hair after 4 years of growth.

2016

I used too much heat & color 

My hair was shedding more than usual.

2016

A fresh new start.

My second big chop!

2017

Embracing my beauty.

My beauty is from within, not just my hair.