Get The Look: Natural-Fro with a ‘perm’
On my journey as a Life and Wellness Coach, I am compelled to find avenues to achieve all goals… including shortcuts to make the process of achieving ‘those goals’ less cumbersome.…. I take every aspect of my life very seriously, including areas people may deem insignificant, like ‘my hair’. Back in 2009 I had my first ‘big chop’….
My best friend has gone the natural route for so many years and I admire her dedication to it (she also knows how to style her hair beautifully).
With her encouragement, back in 2009, I cut off all my hair. I had gone through some challenges and overcome them… what better way to express breakthrough, ‘chop it all off!’ She said. Well, I did and I absolutely Loved it! I, however, realized quickly that my hair texture was very different from hers, it wasn’t soft and obedient to the comb…. I have a ‘type 4c’ hair…. I needed extra dedication to achieve the look I desired. So I kept it really short and manageable. My plan was a ‘6 months’ natural hair phase…. I ended up carrying it for almost 2years…. that’s how much I loved it!
Now, sometimes, I miss the natural hair look…. I love how it had fit my facial structure, and the ‘strong African woman’ feel that came with it…. however, I am not too keen on going through ‘the big chop’ again…. Luckily I bumped into a post by Ms. Ce’cee on her instagram page @cecee_7. I’ve always admired her simple and chic style … she also has long, full locks.
This specific post however was particularly important to me, seemed like she knew the dilemma I was going through…. I had been wondering if I should actually cut off the relaxed portion of my hair to achieve the ‘natural-fro’…. she just solved that issue for me…. I decided to share all I learnt from her, there may just be many others in the same dilemma.
Step 1. For the best results, let your roots grow out as much as possible. Stay away from relaxers for a while.
Step 2. Ask your local stylist for Straw curls! Let the sectioning be cut really small. Ask for ‘lotta-body’ a lot of it! This will help keep the curls in place for a long time. Then sit for at least an hour under the drier.
Step 3. Hair oil or cream will help loosen the curls (post-drying, your hair will be really dry), apply oil and split each curl in two. Never use a comb! Strictly fingers…. Oil your hair daily and run your fingers through.
Ps: while spotting this style, you must avoid water and ‘plenty’ heat lol. Make a shower cap your friend and do not ‘trek’ too much under this Nigerian hot sun!
I have on a weave now, and luckily I haven’t relaxed my hair in a few months, I will certainly be trying this as my next look, maybe with honey brown highlights… we’ll see. However, if you do try this before I do, please be kind enough to tag me on instagram @evezboudoir… would love to see it.
I certainly don’t know It all, but I love to share the little I do with you and hope to learn a few new things as well from you. Shoot me an email anytime, firstname.lastname@example.org…. Also, follow on instagram and Twitter @evezboudoir.
Like I always say, don’t stay trapped in the norm. Unleash your alter ego!