Texture Tales Articles : Page 28
"Growing up my hair was always referred to as nappy. When I was 4 I got my first relaxer. My earliest memories of getting my hair done are of hot combs and the ”just for me” box. I never really knew much about my hair texture. I just came to understand that it was unacceptable."
"The most challening part of my journey has bHaving people tell me I don't belong in the curly world, but I also don't belong in the straight hair world has left me feeling out of place as a wavy hair girl."
"It was never easy growing up with culy hair, especially without knowing how to properly take care of it. It was always a mess. This became the reason for straightening my hair for years until the actual light of knowledge was spread upon by the curly community."
"Big chopping was probably my most empowering moment because I really loved my curls and didn't feel like I was less than even though I had way less length. I had always gotten compliments for having long straight hair so not having that as a crutch really put my self-confidence to the test, and to my surprise I loved how I looked and felt more confident than ever."