Are you "over" your natural hair?
Ready to quit your natural hair journey?
Did you know that 8 out of 10 women actually give up and go back to a relaxer? They later end up regretting their decision!
That means that the other 2 women don't even consider quitting. Maybe they stay in because natural hair is popular. Or maybe they actually, really, want healthier hair.
Whatever the reason, the health and growth of your hair is too important for you to throw in the towel.
Today I'm going to share with you 3 signs that you're probably getting tired of your natural hair and what to do about it.
Warning Sign #1
You're always talking about your hair even when no one is asking.
Is your hair affecting your life even when your not doing anything to it? How familiar does this sound when talking to your home girls...
"hey girl, what you doin"
"Girl, I'm so sick of my hair! I was up all night flat twisting my hair and it was so cute this morning, but soon as i stepped outside it looked like a mop! It seemed so much easier when I had a relaxer."
When you can turn ANY conversation into a negative one about your hair, you're probably getting tired of it.
Warning Sign #2
You dread doing your hair
Unless you get up extra early in the morning to do your hair, or you plan your hairstyles for the week, it's probably not something you look forward to.
If you typically "together" from the neck down, and your hair looks a mess, then it's probably a good sign your hair is the least important thing on your to-do list in the morning.
Warning Sign #3
You're bored with every natural hair style
If you've worn every twist out, braid out, afro puff, or pony tail you could find on YouTube and your still not satisfied with the results well....you probably have natural hair fatigue!
Shampooing, conditioning, deep conditioning, sectioning, detangling, hot oil treating, blow—drying, braiding and twisting! I get it! It's a whole workout routine.
But before you give it all up, here are some things you can do to give your brain a break from the stress of it all:
- Protective Styles. braids, weaves, and wigs are a good way to give your hair a rest. I love braids and wigs because switching up my style often (without the damage) is my thing! You have unlimited options of what you can try
- Keep it simple. Listen...you dont have to try every style you see on "the Youtube" or every new product on "the Gram". Take your brain and your wallet back to basics. Avoid looks that require every product in your bathroom hours of manipulation.
- Have a goal. Do you want growth, length retention, moisture, less breakage, or just overall healthy hair? Not all of us are trying to get to the same destination, so having your own hair goals will keep you motivated to achieve it.
Keep this in mind....at the end of the day, it's only hair! You'll get frustrated and that's totally ok. If your hair is the worst problem your having today, then you're better off than you think.
So what do you do to get over your natural hair fatigue?