Since I began my natural journey and at various points along the way, I have come up against so many theories and ideas. In the natural community especially, there are many do’s and do nots. I am still discovering some of them. I have tried many of them over the last few months and over the next couple of weeks, I will be stepping up on sharing what I have been learning. Some of it you should take and some of it may not be for you. I get the sense from the emails I have been receiving that (just like me), you want somebody to give you the answer to your question in a one, two, three step solution. Kind of like a cake recipe. Unfortunately, what I am learning is that this may not necessarily be the case for everyone.
When I first considered going natural, a Ghanaian friend said to me, “learn to listen to your hair”. This was my inspiration for the Big Chop (BC). I wanted to be re-introduced to my natural hair which I had not known since the age of 10. And since my mother did my hair for me everyday, I had never really known my natural hair at all. I have been trying out various products and recipes and so on, with varying results. Some websites swear by certain products and some insists you abandon others. It is confusing. I have spent the last two weekends trawling through and downloading YouTube videos (this is Africa — internet connection speeds up after six PM and on weekends. any other time and watching a two minute video can take twenty minutes or more).
I have not posted anything for about five days because I have honestly been considering that I bit off way more than I can chew with this whole blog idea. There is so much information and knowledge out there that I do not know about. Where so I start from? There is so much that I am yet to experience in my natural journey and I have felt so overwhelmed.
So, the conclusion to this ramble is that while we at zedhair will be sharing a lot of stuff and urging you to do certain things, you must listen to your hair first and foremost. What works for me, may not work for you. So, if it works for you, do it.