This hair is not a fashion statement
Browsing through my news update this morning came across the headline “Why Ghana’s natural hair fashion is bad for business”. This headline grabbed my attention and prompted me to find out how natural hair could be bad for business? Upon reading further I found that this was a complaint by salon owners who still embrace chemical treatment of African hair.
To protein or not to protein
I have had natural hair for over ten years and in my journey I always looked for shea butter as my go to for everything. Now that I am mature in my Journey I have started to implement other products in my routine to help grow and nurture my strands.
Many people believe in miracle products. We are constantly bombarded with imaged of glowing black curls and miraculously restored hair loss patches or hair lines. Deceptive pictures pop up on our social media timelines about how product X grew the hairline in two weeks i.e. “restore you hairline in TWO WEEKS”. For some of us who have been struggling with the illusion of obtaining perfect hair far too often grab our wallets without questioning and purchase the miraculous products only to be disappointed two weeks later when our hairline has still not recovered and we are $100 poorer.
Do you want to rock an afro but are weary of cutting all your locks of to start the natural hair journey? Fear not, there is a less drastic way of rocking a fro without going bold.
Firstly keep your hair and stop relaxing, this will allow your roots to grow out with not chemical treatment to it. This process is messy as you have two different types if hair textures on your hair and they require different hair care routines. This is the part where your hair might look messy as you try to navigate yourself past this phase.
Many ladies write to us looking for a miracle product that can restore the hairline to its former glory but the truth is that damage to the hair line has taken many years to occur and it will take time to restore. There are no miracle concoctions to bring back the hair line and I am sorry to be the bearer of the bad news.
What causes hair line damage you ask?
1. What inspired you to become a hair stylist?
I've always wanted to do hair, actually i've always been doing hair,it started when i was 9 years old. Came to me as a dream. Growing up doing it then gave me the courage to want to do more, because people where loving it and i was getting paid for it as well.
2. What kind of training did you do for this role?
We had the opportunity to meet Sheerdee at the Frofiesta that took place in Durban and was amazed by the philosophy she follows of wholesome living. Her approach to taking care not only of our hair, but also of our body and mind struck a connection for us.
We asked her to share some of her views and this is what she had to say: