I’ve been sporting an afro for the past year and a half now. For about 10 years I had dreads and decided to cut them off when I got pregnant with my son. Then I got my hair texturized a few weeks later. Big mistake! To fix that mistake I did something I never thought I would do again…I shaved all my hair off. I was self conscious about it for weeks until it grew out a little.
Natural hair has its challenges. It takes forever to get it to look ‘normal’ since my hair is very thick and I have enough patience to fill a thimble. But on days when I get that twist out to look good, I feel like a model (ha!).
Right now I have a tapered afro and there are days when I regret ever going to the barber but then I’m learning to appreciate it and trying to werk the style. I have a Pinterest board where I post all my natural hair inspirations and advice called Happily Nappy.