I love my
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:
Me at a few months old.
I loved my hot combed pigtails.
Double Hair Buns
One of my favorite styles.
I graduated from high school and had graduated to a perm.
I wore relaxed hair for 25 years.
The Big chop
I was finally cool with getting my hair wet.
This was the longest hair that I have had in my life.
My hair after 4 years of growth.
I used too much heat & color
My hair was shedding more than usual.
A fresh new start.
My second big chop!
Embracing my beauty.
My beauty is from within, not just my hair.