Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Saved! Access Favorites in your account profile. Removed from my favorites

What I've Taken Away From Going Natural

  1. Begin
    Photo: Courtesy of Giphy.

    SHARE IT

    comments
    See All Slides
    This month marks my one-year natural hair anniversary. Meaning, it's been almost 365 days since I've cast aside relaxers, made the big chop, and embraced what my mama gave passed down to me: a head of naturally curly hair.

    I'm not usually one for reflecting on milestones in my life (aside from my birthday, because duh), but some moments call for it, and I think this is one of them. Ahead, I summarize the things I've learned, experienced, and come to realize since hopping aboard the natural train.

    It's important to note that they call it a natural hair journey for a reason. As my sister is quick to point out, I've only been a member of the curly gang for a year; I'm pretty much still in the initiation phase. It's a constant learning process, and I'll continue to check off lessons for a long time to come. I may not be officially sworn in yet, but I like to think that I'm well on my way.

    Begin Slideshow
  2. Photo: Courtesy of Giphy.

    SHARE IT

  3. Photo: Courtesy of Giphy.

    SHARE IT

  4. Photo: Via NaturallyCurly.

    SHARE IT

  5. Photo: Courtesy of Giphy.

    SHARE IT

  6. Photo: Courtesy of Giphy.

    SHARE IT