March 13, 2010

Naturally Loved: Part Seventeen

Meeting up with other naturals to exchange stories about our journey and tips and tricks is so important to me. It helps us to encourage each other especially when we need to get over our 'humps'. In our daily lives we encounter people who have questions or wonder why we choose to not chemically alter the texture of our hair.

I have gotten a lot of compliments concerning my hair these past couple of weeks and I like to use these times to tell them how easy it is to care for natural hair. I was able to share with a few people the benefits of shea butter and showed them a sample of raw unrefined shea butter and they were in awe! Can you believe that? Sometimes I take these things for granted and yet their are people who have no clue as to how shea butter actually looks. Also, I met a few people who looked confused when I told them I use natural conditioners and cleansers in my hair like apple cider vinegar to help clarify my scalp. Alot of people still have misconceptions about natural hair care and are in the dark as to how to care for naturally curly, kinky, coily hair, this includes other women of colour that I spoke with recently.

The knowledge we posses about our hair is so precious, we need to share it with the younger generation and instill in them the importance of knowing how to care for their hair in its natural state. We need to support companies that use natural ingredients to make their products and do so with love because they experience what we experience about caring for naturally kinky hair. We need to support salons and hair dressers that know how to care for naturally kinky hair because they truly love the texture of their hair as much as we do. And we need to support businesses that embrace our hair texture because the person selling you the hair product has the same texture of hair like yourself. When we are able to incorporate these standards in to how we spend our money and time concerning our hair than we have created a foundation of support that will encourage us to know we made the right decision.

Happy Growing,



Natalie

4 comments:

Chrissystina said...

Exactly! I was always taking it for granted that I now know how to take care of my hair. I assume everyone knows. Like my friend Katie had horrible dandruff and she was using Sulfur 8 and other major no-nos! I told her about ACV rinses, and she said now her flakes are virtually gone, like they melted away after one rinse!
You're so right, our information is very precious:-D
Happy Growing!

Nu Kynk said...

@Chrissystina

I love the story about your friend and the ACV.. She must talk about it all the time, how something so simple can be so effective

yudis said...

hi
nice to meet you
greeting from Indonesia

Nu Kynk said...

@yudis

Wow, Indonesia! Greeting to you too! Thanks for the support. I would love to hear your perspective on natural hair throughout Asia.