Texture Tales Articles : Page 34
"After four years of heat styling, I could no longer deny how fried, dry, and damaged my hair had gotten. So when school let out after my freshman year of high school, I promised myself I'd stay natural all summer to combat the damage before returning to my beloved hot tools. It was incredibly uncomfortable at first."
"Shockingly, it was friends, acquaintances, and even strangers that gave me the most confidence about my natural hair from the very beginning. It was the random compliments on the streets of NYC that did it for me. It’s like they saw my afro’s potential way before I even did."
"In the beginning of my curl journey, I struggled with the opinions about how I let my appearance go and couldn't believe that the world thought I was depressed because I threw out the flat irons and hot tools. Over time my skin thickened and how I felt about myself began to originate from how I felt about myself, not from how others made me feel about myself. The confidence boost bled into many other areas of my life."
"Embrace your journey....love every moment of it. BE YOUR OWN HAIR CRUSH! Everyone can’t have the same strand of hair, so the moment you start to love her....she will return the love with some FLAWLESS hairstyles. In fact, give your hair a name, build a rapport, become bff’s and don’t give up."