Have you noticed that every time you turn around, there is a beautiful black queen rocking her natural hair or locs?
No matter what the reason, be is spiritual, personal, mandatory or voluntary, many women are getting back to their origin, and rocking their natural hair.
When I first went natural, it was a STRUGGLE! Lol. I kept my hair n protected styles for a while, and most times I just wore it in a puff with a headband around it (TWA life lol). As my hair grew, I began to learn different styles and ways to do my hair. I rarely ever went to the salon to have my hair done. I think I went maybe 3 or 4 times, and that doesn’t count the times I opted for braids as a protective style. In the interim that I didn’t have braids, I styled my own hair (wish I had pics for you guys 🙁 ). I’m sure you all are wondering how I figured out how to do my hair……you guessed it, YOUTUBE! Lol.
People used to see my hair in mini twists, chunky twists, twist outs, braid outs, etc. and would always ask me who did my hair. When I told them it was me, they would all reply the same “Really?! How did you do it?” and I would tell them the same thing “YouTube taught me” LOL.
When I first got into the natural hair game, I would look for any and everything on YouTube, from hair, to skin care, to fashion, to DIY products, ANYTHING!
I truly appreciate the women who take the time out to make video tutorials and talk about their experiences being natural. I can honestly say that without them, I probably would have went back to the creamy crack. They will tell you about hair types, moisturizers, conditioners, shampoos, stylling products, DIY coloring, trimming, even DIY products that you can make in your kitchen. I have made my own Shea Butter mixture that I can use on my skin and hair, different oil combinations for hair, and even deep conditioners. I am telling you, the possibilities are endless as to what you can find about natural hair and locs. When my mom went natural, I immediately told her to go on YouTube and she will find anything she needs. She has been hooked ever since! 🙂
Even now with me having locs, I still look at women who have natural hair, because a lot of things cross over. There are different styles that I can do with my hair in locs, that women do with their natural all the time. Also, before I even decided to get my locs, I would look at different youtube videos to get an idea of other people’s experiences, find validity to any myths and answers to the many questions I had!
There are hundreds of women on YouTube sharing the wealth of knowledge they have, but here are some of the favorites that my mother and I watch for everything natural. Check them out and I guarantee you will learn something from them!