Texture Tales Articles : Page 26
"It really all came down to self-love and living authentically. I wanted to love my genuine, authentic self more. Deep down I knew that letting myself be influenced by the pressure to conform to society’s beauty standards was unhealthy."
"After years of relaxers my hair simply could not take the harsh chemicals any longer. At the age of 40, my hair began to thin and break off. It was at that point my stylist strongly advised me to avoid chemically straightening my hair. I stopped immediately for fear of losing my hair and began what is now known as the transitioning process. I simply dealt with the 2 textures until my hair was completely grown out of the relaxer. This process took me approximately 8 months."
"After growing up wanting straight hair so bad, to look in the mirror and love what was coming out of my head and not wanting to change it was an amazing feeling! I felt like I was beautiful and unique and I stand out more with my curly hair than I ever would have with straight hair.
"The most challenging moment of my journey is when I first started. I was using products that were too heavy for my hair and I didn't understand why they didn't work for me. Being on my natural hair journey has definitely taught me a lot!"