6 Things I Noticed When I Started Going Natural

1BlessedNatural: 6 Things I Noticed When I Started Going Natural

Happy Tuesday, my blessed naturals!
I hope you all are having a great week. The other day, I was thinking about things I noticed when I started going natural, and I wanted to share them with you...

1. Widow's peak: When I started transitioning from permed to natural hair, I noticed that a small  patch of of hair grew almost to the middle of my forehead. Who knew? Click here to see my widows peak.

2. Other naturals: I would always notice other naturals and scream, "Yessss!" in my head, LOL. This also included naturals I'd seen on television, especially in the '90s. Some of the people on my list were Lauryn Hill, Zelda Harris, and T'Keyah Crystal Keymah. I still love to see other women rocking their natural hair!

3. Hint of a curl pattern: I was very curious and excited about the curls I saw peaking underneath my permed strands. My curiosity drove me to cut a small patch of permed hair in the back of my head a few months before doing my Big Chop.

4.  Plethora of natural hair products on the market: At the beginning of my natural hair journey, I noticed all of the popular brands of hair products. Gradually, I moved away from them to the smaller brands with simpler ingredients I could read.

5. Difference in texture (permed vs. natural): The first time I went natural as a kid, I was 9 or 10-years old. I noticed that my natural hair was very soft compared to permed hair.

6. Thicker hair: During my perm days, sometimes my hair would be stringy and thin. After going natural, I realized that would no longer be a problem. I loved the thickness of my TWA .

*BONUS*- Made no sense :  At the beginning of my natural hair journey, I noticed all the reasons why I didn't need to perm my hair. It did not make any sense. I wanted thicker hair and loved curls, but I continued perming my hair. My hair was already thick and kinky/curly (smile). It was beautiful the way God made it!

What is one of the first things you noticed when you started going natural?

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