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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Why I'm Blogging

I've shared so many tips and experiences with friends, especially on facebook, so I finally decided to take a dear friend's suggestion and start a natural hair blog.

I went through a two year transition after getting fed up with a hectic travel schedule that took me to humid places after I spent 4 or 5 hours at the beauty shop and after having several curling irons break in my suit case. Initially, I didn't plan to go natural. I only wanted to wear braids to minimize the maintenance. As my hair grew out, I was impressed by the thickness and I decided to grow it out completely to see what I was working with :-) I've been wearing my hair naturally for 2 1/2 years now and I will share some of my trials and errors and some of my success stories. I will try to help put an end to some of the crazy myths - like you can't be successful in Corporate America with natural hair - and I will share some of my styling tips and favorite products. I named this blog "Learning to Love Me Naturally" because I was brought up believing that our natural hair was ugly. I was the one in the family who didn't get the "good hair," so I had to learn to love my natural texture.

My disclaimer - I am not a hair stylist and I had no formal training or education on this subject. Everything I've learned has been from my experiences and talking with other natural ladies. Also, I'm new to blogging, so I'm open to any suggestions.


  1. it's funny how many peeps i am running into that went natural after have a long battle of self hate..myself included

  2. That's true! That's why I think it's important to have blogs and discussions like these. I think it shows a lot of women that natural hair is not what we thought it was.