Do you love your natural hair? Chances are it causes you endless hours of frustration and stress trying to get it to do what you want it to. It is probably also true that there are women out there who would love to have the natural hair you have. It is so easy for us to think that everyone else has it easier than we do.
A simple solution is to learn to love the natural hair you have been blessed with. It is not always easy but once you embrace and accept the hair you have; your life will become so much easier. You will no longer be fighting your hair to become something it is not or trying to style into a style that just won’t work.
It might sound like an impossible task so we have put together some cool tips and ideas you can use to start the process of loving your hair.
1. Find your hair tribe
It might sound a little crazy, but a hair support system is a great way to fall in love and stay in love with your natural hair. When you find your natural hair tribe it makes it so much easier to find the positives. Everyone in your tribe will be dealing with the same issues, they will understand the things you are struggling with because they have experienced them too. They are also the best place to go for solutions and ideas on styles, products, and tips on how to manage and live with your natural hair.
- Accept your natural hair as it is
This is easier said than done, we know. It is an important step though. Once you have accepted that the hair you have is the hair you have, the easier it will be to embrace it. While you can change the style and color of your hair it is hard to change much else, and you shouldn’t want to change anything else. When you love the hair, you have you will be more comfortable when it comes to trying out more styles. You might find your hair becomes low maintenance when you have accepted it. You won’t be constantly trying to make it something it is not. Instead, you will be loving it, just the way it is.
- Find inspiration on Pinterest
Pinterest is all about inspiration, right? Why not use it to inspire new natural hair ideas. Creating a board or boards where you can see all the styles in once place will help you to see what you can do with your hair. You will also find that there is so much more to do with your natural hair than you might have thought. Create a group board for your support system to add their ideas, tips, and tricks to keep you even more inspired. You might also be encouraged to step outside your comfort zone and try out a completely new look.
- Talk positively about your hair
There is a saying “where the focus goes the energy flows” and it is so true for everything we do in life. If you focus on the negative things about your hair, that is all you will see, and you will never feel comfortable and it will be almost impossible to love your hair. If you say nice things about your hair, however, you will start to see the beauty in your hair. Start saying one nice thing about your black natural hair and I promise you, you will start to see just how amazing it is.
- Give yourself a break
Learning to love your natural hair is going to take a little bit of time, be kind to yourself. Just like falling in love with a partner takes some time as you get to know one another, so too will this process. Spend the time getting to your know your natural, figure out what type of curls you have, is your hair dry or oily. As you learn more about your hair, you will naturally start to love. It won’t happen overnight, so give yourself the time. If you are having a bad day, check in with your support system, accept that it is just a bad day and then focus on the positive again.
Once you have accepted your hair you will see how amazing it really is and just how beautiful you are. Audrey Hepburn said, “I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls”. Finding the joy and beauty in your hair in its natural state is one of the most liberating things.