I am really enjoying experimenting with my natural hair. One of the reasons I got comfortable with letting my hair out was because I discovered I can wear it straight. That was important for me because I have been wearing my hair straight for so long it is like a comfort zone to me. I had to get use to wearing it curly.
What’s funny is now I actually like my curls maybe even more than I like it straight. Well I think I like it curly more because it is low maintenance. Now when I straighten it it’s a whole task that takes like two to three hours and it only last a couple of days. One of my FB friends Chandy also told me if you straighten it too much you can lose your curl pattern. I like my curls so I don’t know if I want to risk that.
I have noticed that as it gets longer the curl pattern changes. I like my short hair, I know I may want to grow it out one day but for now in my discovery phase I think it works better for me short. However the top that I kept semi long can get frustrating as I notice the difference in curl pattern. I think I am going to look on YouTube and see if I can find some short twist out styles. That is one thing I haven’t tried yet. And I plan on dyeing it in the summer. I am a little hesitant about that because I will be putting chemicals in my newly healthy hair – decisions, decisions.
For now I will just enjoy going both ways with my naturally thick, black, curly, straight hair.