Why I Big Chopped For the 2nd Time #LoveYourCurls (Ad)

by Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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I know, I know. By now you’ve been inundated with a million ‘think pieces’ on why more women are choosing to rock their natural hair, so I’ll spare you the continuity. However, having been natural for 3 years, getting a perm, and choosing to be natural again 2 years later – I’m sure my story won’t bore you too much. *crosses fingers*

When I went natural the first time I was definitely in the process of discovering my true identity. Fresh out of college, I was interning in Jackson, MS with barely any family, no outside influences and no will to care anymore. I say that because although I deeply love my family in Chicago, none of them encouraged me to embrace my natural curls. They actually tried their best to talk me out of it. I heard them; LOUD and CLEAR. However, curiosity kept me wanting to free the luscious curls that my perm had kept hidden for years. It was time for change.

My White roommate literally helped me chop offntire life. Well, with the exception of when I was a newborn. However, I LOVED it. For the first ti

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I know, I know. By now you’ve been inundated with a million ‘think pieces’ on why more women are choosing to rock their natural hair, so I’ll spare you the continuity. However, having been natural for 3 years, getting a perm, and choosing to be natural again 2 years later – I’m sure my story won’t bore you too much. *crosses fingers*

When I went natural the first time I was definitely in the process of discovering my true identity. Fresh out of college, I was interning in Jackson, MS with barely any family, no outside influences and no will to care anymore. I say that because although I deeply love my family in Chicago, none of them encouraged me to embrace my natural curls. They actually tried their best to talk me out of it. I heard them; LOUD and CLEAR. However, curiosity kept me wanting to free the luscious curls that my perm had kept hidden for years. It was time for change.

My White roommate literally helped me chop offme in my life I felt like how I felt on the inside mirrored how I looked on the outside. But if I’m honest, I must admit that there were times my kinky curls frustrated me. I wondered why I didn’t have a looser curl allowing me to do wash-n-go’s, etc. This led me to get a texturizer 2 years later, to achieve a looser curl, which eventually led to me getting a perm.

So why did I go natural again?

I’m no longer the young lady in her 20’s trying to find her way. I’m a woman in her 30’s who knows exactly who she is, what she wants, and what she loves. And truth be told; I LOVE my curls. I can’t wear a wash-n-go. On average it takes me about 2 hours of twisting, if I want to have a perfect twist out that will only last 2-4 days. And dare I begin to talk about shrinkage? Tuh. Even still, I LOVE my curls.

Shout out to Dove Hair for tapping in to the hearts and souls of curly girls everywhere, encouraging us to love our curls.

Also, have you downloaded Dove Hair’s new Love Your Curls Emojis app to add a little bit more texture to your text messages 😉

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dove. The opinions and text are all mine.

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