Rockin Naturals You May Not Know But Should: Desiree
Honestly I’m not too sure on what made me decide to go natural. It may have been my situation at the time that’s made me want to find myself more, and that was my first step into truly finding myself was going natural. In a way I guess I didn’t wanna be apart of what society thinks is a “beautiful” woman by changing my texture to straight anymore. Embracing my natural hair is the most beautiful I’ve ever felt. But actually I did kind of a big chop and a transition if that’s a thing. I was doing a lot of bleaching and coloring prior to going natural, there was a lot of hair that needed to come off but too much for me to sacrifice. I had to compromise with myself lol, half cut and half transition.
My current hair goals are for it to be really big and really healthy by the end of this year, been trying to take good care of it, just love coloring it so I try go the extra mile to be sure it doesn’t break off.
Shea moisture’s Jamaican black castor oil leave in conditioner around $13, Miss jessie’s jelly soft curls like $15 and Miss Jessie’s pillow soft curls around $24 with tax. I’m pretty sure I could live off of those if something ever happened to my tons of other products.
I literally just wear it down probably 90% of the time.
I actually have never thought about a name for my entire head of hair, I do have 1 deadlock in my bottom left area that’s colored green. His name is Mr. Om.
What don’t I use lol. I unfortunately do bleach my hair not on the root at all (I don’t recommend anyone doing that themselves, always seek a professional and ask for Olaplex) but being a stylist I’m surrounded by color. I use Joico’s color intensity direct dyes or pravana after pre-lightening. I just like mixing things to see what happens. I love color.
Embrace your beautiful texture and don’t be afraid to start with a big chop if need be. Hair is continuously growing and your hair will benefit in the long run by cutting off the dead weight. Do your research and find what regimen best works for you, find out what type of curl you have and test your porosity to be sure you’re using the right products for it. love your kinks.
It would have to be when people say my hair inspires them to go natural, and then they legit do, like asking me questions about going natural and all the steps in taking care of it. Makes my whole day.
I watch a lot of channels for natural hair care. All of them give great advice but I haven’t found my favorite yet.
It’s the best form of self expression and has changed my life for the better.