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The Natural Hair Movement – Why more women are returning to their roots

For a lot of women, especially African women, curling, perming, relaxing and heat styling are slowly going out as we are starting to embrace more natural hairstyles. This has started a kind of natural hair movement.

I also joined the bandwagon when I decided to go all natural and stay away from harsh chemicals. Such harsh chemicals damage the hair although they help women achieve styles associated to Western hairstyles.

 

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More women are returning to their roots

One day, I followed a friend to the hairdressers and noticed how the place was not as busy as I remembered it to be. Turns out, I wasn’t the only one who went all out with being natural. There were so many other women!

It was not difficult to deduce that the swift shift to go all natural with twists, braids and locks was killing business. Women have caught on to the advantages of keeping their natural hair. For most women staying natural keeps their hair healthy.

Chemicals can lead to irreparable damage often taking years before the hair can go back to its healthy self. Staying natural gives women the opportunity to let their hair grow longer and fuller. Even though one of the downsides is the difficulty in maintaining the hair, especially if you have kinky hair like mine.

 

 

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Personally I find maintaining my natural hair a lot much cheaper than spending money on products that will only damage my hair, not to talk about paying the hairdresser who will apply the products that will do the damage.

The convenience of taking care of my hair right from the comfort of my home is priceless. The same goes for several other women. Thanks to the numerous tutorials on YouTube on managing and styling the natural hair, there is information everywhere.

This is a revolution threatening hundreds of hairdressers and those in the beauty industry right now. What is the future of the beauty hair industry if more and more women decide to transition to natural hairstyles? From what I see, that future is seriously threatened.

YouTube videos showing women just how to maintain natural hair and hair blogs recommending the exact products to help provide the needed treatment for your hair are pushing hairdressers to the sidelines. As more people are picking up on the trend, all the focus is on natural hair products and natural hairstyles.

 

The way forward

I believe the beauty hair industry needs to catch up on the natural hair trend and invest more of their time and expertise on promoting natural hair and how to make the most of it. Our hair is our crown and should be treated as such, not buried under weaves permanently.

The natural hair movement is here to stay. So hairdressers better catch up.

 

What are your thoughts on this article?

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Beauty Muse – Nathalie Emmanuel

The Game of Thrones star – Nathalie Emmanuel is a Beauty Muse, and she knows it. I love everything about this pretty woman’s features. Her afro hair is hair goals!

 

 

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Nathalie Emmanuel known as Missandei in Game of Thrones is the real deal. Her natural beauty glows. I have always been curious to know more about this beauty muse. So I was happy to find an interview she granted a while ago, where she spoke about her life, career and hair.

 

On her Afro

 “I think my hair is the first thing people recognize me for,” she says of her goddess-like afro, “and I’m happy about that.

I think we’ve all gotten so used to women straightening and changing their natural hair.” 

“I think a lot of women with textured hair go through that same journey.

Where they want to chemically straighten their hair. 

And that’s fine if that’s what makes you happy, but I think many women feel trapped by it.”

 

I love the fact that Nathalie still rocks her natural hair. My hair is back to natural now, and I have fallen completely in love with. I am also learning to care for it. I wrote about my transition to natural hair, so you can play catch up if you like to know more about my journey. Going natural is the best thing I have ever done for my hair.

I can see why many prefer to have their hair texturised. Wearing your hair natural is a lot of work. Maintaining a natural hair takes commitment, time and money, and many can’t afford these. So I get it, but seeing a women rock her natural hair like Boss still makes me very excited. I am happy to know my daughter would grow up to see beautiful black women around her and on Television, rocking their natural afro hair.

 

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What do you think of Nathalie Emmanuel as a Beauty Muse? Are you a fan of this British beauty? Do sound off in the comments section below.

 

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Natural Hair Transition Update & Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie Review

For those who are do not know, I have been transitioning back to my natural hair for some months now, and my hair is almost at the texture I need it to be. My hair is now completely natural, with a few dead textured ends here and there, which I trim off regularly. I didn’t go for the whole ‘big chop’ because I wasn’t comfortable cutting my hair that low, and I am happy I doing it this way, although my transition is taking longer because of it.

I have been on the lookout for a curl enhancing hair product to bring my curls back to life, so I was very happy to try this Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie when my hair stylist introduced it to me.

 

 

I have used this on my hair and my daughter’s hair for some weeks now, and I love it!

Here is the product description –

SheaMoisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie is enriched with natural ingredients to give you soft, silky and defined curls! Enriched with certified organic Shea Butter, this conditioning enhancing smoothie smooths split ends and tames stray flyaways to transition damaged, over-processed hair to gloriously shiny, bouncy curls!
SheaMoisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie is an all-natural leave on styling cream specially formulated for wavy, curly hair. Coconut oil used in this moisturizing formula hydrates and protects hair against breakage while replenishing lost oils. Neem Oil imparts brilliant shine and adds volume and definition to dull, lifeless curls and coils. This enhancing smoothie bottles in the benefits of Silk Protein, an important ingredient that softens unruly locks making them irresistibly smooth and easy to manage.

 

 

PROS

  1. It is great for my hair texture.
  2. It moisturizes my hair beautifully, and leaves it very soft and curly.
  3. It does not weigh my hair down.
  4. It has a lovely light fragrance.
  5. It is cruelty free.
  6. It is available for £13.99 in Boots, Amazon, Superdrug, and many other stores.

 

 

CONS

None.

 

I love this Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie. It is the best curl enhancing product I have ever used! I recommend to anyone in need of a great curl enhancing product; this might be the one you need!

What are your thoughts? Have you tried this hair product before? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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