Thankfully, the natural hair community has evolved and we have lots of women deciding to proudly rock their God-given hair. However like with every community, there are myths, stereotypes surrounding our hair.
The hair is approximately 91 percent protein, and is made up of long chains of amino acids. Each strand of hair is made up of the medulla, cortex, and cuticle. The hair we see is considered “dead”. The hair has four growth stages and hair growth is dependent on factors like genes, diet, weather and hair care.
I have a lot to talk about, so I will break it to avoid a lengthy post. My hair is 4b/4c, below shoulder blades length, medium, thick. I love my hair and this is a summarised story on why I became natural.
I basically depend a lot on water for my hair health, I drink lots and apply quite often to my hair and scalp. I also try to study my hair before apply anything.
I generally don’t follow all these “hair rules” mostly because I find them time consuming but that doesn’t mean I don’t take care of my hair, it just means I use lesser time on my hair. I don’t have to spend the whole day or ridiculous amount of hours every time I want to take care of my hair. While I’m not an expert, I want to show you how I take care of my hair that has taken it to the stage it is now. So the next post will be on my hair care regimen