Tuesday, September 29, 2009


I never thought I was my hair until I went natural. There’s nothing like a new do. You come out of the hairdresser feeling like a new woman. The best part is the compliments. That can make your day for weeks until its time for a new appointment.

When I went natural, I noticed the compliments didn’t come as easy as with the perm do. A lot of men aren’t into the natural look. I’ve seen the stares, it’s like they think you didn’t have time to get your hair fixed.

However I have noticed a lot of women approach me more than when I wore a perm. Some are curious about how long I’ve been natural or what made me decide to go natural. Some want to try but just can’t think of parting from their fresh hair styles.

It took me a while to get used to my new hair especially finding the right products to maintain it. I like soft hair, so I’ve been having a hard time finding products that keep my hair soft as cotton candy.

I did find a rinse that covers the gray for a few weeks and makes me feel young again. Now I’m trying different hair bands for different looks and back to finding big cute earrings.

I call myself the African Queen when I think I’m looking really fierce. I also noticed more compliments which I contribute to me liking my hair and wearing it proudly.

Yes some days we are our hair.


Rhonda McKnight said...

I tried to go natural for 2 weeks. Going natural made me feel like I was my hair. Way too much work. I'm always impressed with people who do it. I think I'd need a hair coach.

LaShaunda said...


Two weeks lol You have to give it time. I learned that one the hard way. You have good days and bad days. You have this with perms too.

I love your hair. What is the style you wear?

Rhonda McKnight said...


I couldn't do it. I didn't like what I was seeing in the mirror. I wear Kinky Twist a few times a year, and they're my favorites, but in between I try to let my hair rest. Resting is hard. I usually end up putting in a mild relaxer and letting it grow out some before moving onto new twist. Not good I know, but I just don't know what to do with it.

LaShaunda said...


I never heard of the Kinky twists. They are pretty.

I feel you on not liking what you saw in the mirror. I felt like that when I wore the twists. I looked like a mop. When I look back at pictures, I realize I was just having a bad hair day.

Now I'm trying to have more patience and find a style I like before I dip back into the perm again.