On this hair journey, we all experience so many different emotions and changes with our hair. For years we’ve been relaxing and/or straightening our natural textures. The first change we had to make was in our attitude towards our own texture. Once that happens, we can begin to embrace the other changes that will take place. There will be changes in how your hair responds to certain oils. How your hair responds to certain products, changes with the climate. On a rainy day your hair will respond differently than on a dry and sunny day. I personally used to sleep without a satin cap and loved that freedom for years. Now my hair prefers to be covered with a satin cap every night and I must embrace that change. We are all learning, experimenting and encouraging each other to keep going on this journey and just as the leaves change colors and fall off during Fall and Winter, the changes we go through with our hair are a MUST if we are to continue on this journey successfully. With change comes frustration. This is also ‘par for the course’. We all get frustrated when we’ve been coasting along one way for years and then our hormones, the weather, or for no good reason our hair decides to change. This is something we need to embrace and realize that we aren’t in alone. When your hair decides to reject a product or a procedure you’ve been doing for years, roll with it. Textured hair has a mind of it’s own and it’s also a huge part of our bodies which are constantly changing with age and with the weather. Instead of having feelings of giving up, try having fun with new styles, new products and new ideas to help yourself embrace the change. Just like we deal with Fall and Winter by wearing cute scarves, gloves and boots, we can embrace the changes with our hair by having fun. If you embrace the change and frustration, knowing we all go through it, you will be able to stay on the road to having the full head of hair you want. The only way to the get there is to stick out the changes, weather those hair storms, coming out the other end with thick, healthier hair. Before Spring and Summer comes Fall. Before you get the hair you want, there comes change, some frustration and adjustments. Embrace this truth and you will enjoy the journey more, realizing we’re all in this together. Stay positive and don’t give up! Before you know it, you’ll be looking back at this stage of the journey and laughing. Please keep going until you can look in the mirror and genuinely love your hair and the person it is attached to!
How do you personally embrace your hair changes? Leave a comment below, you never know who you may inspire!