Five Ways to Embrace Your Natural Hair and Learn to Love Your Curls
5 Ways to Embrace Your Natural Hair and Learn to Love Your Curls
Every hair journey is unique, and that’s for certain. However, you aren’t the first naturalista who’s had trouble learning to love her head of hair.
Going natural for the first time or finally coming to terms with how you treat or feel about your hair can be difficult for many reasons, such as hair discrimination or internal insecurities. But you’re already taking a step in the right direction by clicking on this blog post!
The thing is: we can all be our own worst critics at times.
Still, that doesn’t mean that’s the way things have to be. You deserve to feel positive about your natural hair, so if you’re ready to put in just a little bit of effort to learn to embrace your curls, keep on reading! We’ve rounded up seven ways to help you learn to love your natural hair and accept it the way it is!
- Find your hair inspiration.
Does coming up with ways to style your hair leave you frustrated and clueless?
If so, discover someone with a similar hair type on platforms like Pinterest and YouTube who can give you some inspiration for styling (and loving) your own natural hair!
- Get involved in the natural hair community.
Connecting with friends who love and rock their natural hair or even making friends online is a great way to inspire appreciation for your own hair. Remind yourself that you’re not alone in your journey to loving your hair by finding your community and leaning on them for support.
- Make your hair regime self-care time.
It will be difficult to embrace your natural hair if you think taking care of it is a chore. Reframe your thought process by making your hair routine something to look forward to!
You can make it fun by watching your favorite show, styling your hair in a comfortable seated position, or using quality products that you know get the job done.
- Be patient with yourself.
They don’t call it a natural hair journey for just any reason.
Learning to love your hair is a process, and your relationship with your hair will constantly evolve. So instead of trying to rush yourself to feel or be something you’re not, be gentle with yourself and give yourself all the time you need to fall in love with your hair again!
- Speak kindly to yourself.
There’s power in speaking positively to yourself, even when you don’t feel like it. We recommend getting into the routine of saying just one nice thing to yourself about your natural hair every morning, but if that’s too much right now, start by becoming aware of critical self-talk about your hair and stopping it in its tracks.
The bottom line
If you genuinely want to appreciate your kinks and curls more, it’ll happen in time. There is no such thing as a perfect natural hair journey, so remember to give yourself grace, and above all, be kind to yourself!