Let’s see… As of late I’ve been battling with the idea of going au natural and turning my back on that creamy crack (my loyal friend…I want to say for at least 14+ years). I’m not quiet sure why in the hell I want to go down this forgotten journey in search of my natural curl pattern. Shoot…all I can foresee are broken combs and diesel arms from spending hours TRYING to preserve my sexy.
I have a few friends who went natural during college or soon there after and to be honest look beautiful. But please know one thing, in order for them to achieve that beauty they sure as hell went through some drama and for some they’re still going through issues! Whether they cut all their hair off and started from scratch or having that puffy roots/bone straight ends look. Best believe they did look crazy the minute they hit the club or even went outside during humid weather for that matter. Soooo since there is not a insta-natural product I have frequent conversations with MP (who is natural) about what I can do to make the transition as easy as possible. I even went as far as discussing having a lace front! HAHAHAHA right! That doesn’t even make sense … I was delirious to even think of going from never having a weave in my life to getting a straight up lace front! Plus if you knew me, you know damn well I wouldn’t last longer than 17 minutes with that covering the hair I already have on my head.
To be real I should have just grown it out when I cut it off 2 years ago but nooooo I kept getting that creamy crack itch and here I am two years later with a good amount of length and breaking out into cold sweats thinking that in order for this “au natural” look to go down I MUST cut it off because I can’t deal with working out 3-4 days a week, having the puffy root syndrome and trying to look right for work 5 days out of the week.
I just want to wake up have my natural hair so I can stop being so wishy-washy with my decision. Is that too much to ask for? GEEZE!
I see beautiful and stylish natural hair all around me (dammit even my mothers natural) but check it… even natural heads have issues with finding that one magic product that does the right job – their version of that creamy crack.
The life and times I tell you… THE LIFE AND TIMES!
One stylish “au natural” make-up artist diva and fellow Harlemite that I recently met at a shoot was Kenecia Lashae. You can check out her work at www.KeneciaLashae.com and see her picture below (yes I used my blackberry camera AGAIN)
Photo courtesy of theELLEfiles