How my natural hair journey changed my self-consciousness

Approximately four years ago I decided to transition my hair, I wanted to play with the elasticity of my hair: better yet I wanted to rock my natural hair. However, I was not fully prepared for this journey. My expectations were far above the reality. I expected my hair to be 3a, long and very easy to take care of. I already imagined myself walking through the streets; receiving compliments from everyone and doing some hair flips. But then I bumped into reality. Continue reading

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Transitioning and My Dominican Family

I remember telling my mother that I wanted to stop relaxing my hair as if it was yesterday. My mother was not really thrilled with this decision and asked me to reconsider my choice. During her teenage years she started relaxing the hair of her mother, sisters and herself. However, as soon as she reached mid-thirties she decided to transition, because her hair was loosing density. Her background made it more difficult for me to understand why she did not accept my decision. Continue reading

Bashing on women wearing weaves/wigs

I often narrow through platforms for women who have curly/coiled hair. I noticed that there is often the misconception that ladies who wear wigs or weaves are ashamed of their natural hair textures. Consequently, heated discussions arise resulting in more women deciding to not share their hair journeys. A cause might be that they feel that others are judging them. Women wearing wigs or weaves are not necessarily ashamed of their natural hair. And if they do, should not we support them? Continue reading

Tips for growing healthy hair

I often hear: “I really want to have long hair, it’s so beautiful”. Length is actually one of the last things you should worry about. As a matter of fact, long hair is only beautiful when your hair is happy. That being said, it would be a waste of money to invest in pills that support hair growth while ignoring signals you hair (and body) is trying to give you.

Approximately two years ago, in 2013 I did my ‘big’ chop. After the cut I have been trying to put many efforts in making my hair growth. I often ended up being fed up with my hair and pulling my hair into a big bun. At the beginning of 2015, I decided to treat my hair with the love it deserved. I was not necessarily focusing on making my hair grow: my focus swift to making my hair healthier.

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