By: Treshina Johnson
My hair has always wanted to do its own thing. This mane of mine full of kink, curl, spring, coil, and life has never liked to “bounce and behave” as they say. I have at least three different textures of hair in my head and all of them scream FREE ME! Growing up there were few things that could tame “the wild one”. I have seen my hair battle with super relaxers, texturizers, baby relaxers, pressing combs, and flat irons. I have been in the trenches during the exploding sounds of snapping combs, attacks and smacks of combs and backs of brushes on my upper arm, hateful humidity’s glare, and I shudder at the experiments with “natural relaxers” and inexperienced clippers kisses. Her majesty remains victorious over the intruders and quite disgusted at the audacity of they that think she can be broken. Nay! Nay I say!
My childhood hair days were filled with fuzzy cotton-balls that very much so mimic my present day hair days. I have been attempting to go natural since I was born. Success in 2005!
In 2007 found myself misinformed and texturizer curious. Being the Sagittarian I am, I did it myself right away and ROCKED IT!!! So why didn’t anybody tell me that my hair would never revert back. I had to start all over. I began the journey again. I missed my curls so. I watched my texture change, grow, and break. I watched it change, grow, and break again. They cycle continued.
I got bored, frustrated, fell in love, and out of love. My precious crown became more and more neglected. Do you know it wasn’t until very recently this year I discovered the key to a harmonious relationship with the great wild one? What is it you may ask? I know you want to know. Deep conditioners? ACV rinses? Quinoa soy lavender infused leave-in conditioner? (I just made that one up). No matter what I used, did, or tried, CONSISTENCY is the key and has been all along. There are three in particular that I want to share you will find on the next page.
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