At war with ‘unmanageable’ hair

This was one of the best natural hair journey stories I’ve read in a while.  I laughed and almost cried as Tina told  her hair tale. Leave a comment and let me know what you think 🙂

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for

At war with ‘unmanageable’ hair

One of my earliest hair memories is sticking my head out of a moving car window and getting upset when my hair didn’t move. At the time, Kelly Garrett was my favorite Charlie’s Angel and her tresses flowed freely. But here I was, at seven or eight years old, the wind making my eyes tear up, but unable to make a strand of my hair budge. I was disappointed and angry.

Why did I have to be born with this hair?

That was the beginning of a lifelong battle with hair that has been described as tight, rough, bad, difficult, unmanageable and hard. It’s a battle that has involved sizzling hot combs, blow dryers and oils. It’s been relaxed in a “permanent and natural in a teeny weeny fro. Since 2002, I have worn dreadlocks (locs).

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