A deep appreciation to my HairPorn SimonsterFANs who admire the hard work I put into my natural hair care. So far, its been approximately three years of maintaining a specific regimen that works effectively for my hair texture called “type 4”.
I have very kinky dry fibers in which I used to hate while growing up and my mom would put so much crown royal grease in it to keep it as moisturized as possible. She would braid it in cornrolls and twisted braids just to hold me over for weeks during school days as I daydreamed to have a more softer appearance like the Spanish & European girls.
There’s always lots of pressure on Black Women of Color on this topic weather outside of our culture along with Euro standards. I struggled with this mostly all my life desperate to fit in because I didn’t want to be teased. Most Ebony women can identify with the wig and weave obsessions to just “forget about” who we naturally are because society won’t accept Afro : Nappy from social media commercials. We just need to provide income for our families so we just go along with the program, sad to say.
In 2013, I one day began struggling to comb my hair realizing it was time for a new touch up chemical-relaxer for my edges. Then realizing, there’s nothing wrong with me, it was the comb itself! A hair-utensil designed by who? For non-black people. Well DUHHHH! From there I started chopping off the chemical-perm parts leaving my GOD-made-hair exposed while doing research strictly for my hair-type. So far, it was the most challenging journey however I’ve managed to figure it out and LOVE it.
I know most people have questions about how possible this is from looking at my photos either assuming I used a
- weave pieces
- jerry curl
I would be skeptical as well because every time I look in the mirror and brush it feels unnatural to me in believing ebony-hair would be able to curl up like this while still looking so shiny. With the RIGHT Afro brushes and combs and NOT euro tools, this CAN and WILL work along with
specifically targeted for our hair-type. That’s the KEY! Once again, thank you all for the support and admiration because I really love what I do as A SpoiledBlackPrincess.