My Curl Confessions...*First Tag!*

A few days ago I was tagged (for the first time!) by one of my local Philadelphia blogging Curlfriends, Marisa of Organixlocs to participate in a little confessional concerning natural hair.
According to Marisa, "To keep the cycle going all I have to do is confess 10 things I do, or have done, to my natural kinks that are against the ‘rules’ or considered taboo in the natural hair community and tag 5 bloggers."

So lets get this party started, because I have a ton of things to confess that will hopefully help one or two of my readers in their natural hair journey!

1. I STILL have yet to do the "Big Chop."  Yes folks... shield your eyes and clutch those pearls... I could very well still have a few relaxed ends that I'm holding onto.... just kidding.  I definitely am fully natural now, but even when I was well into my journey...I'm talking 2 years in, I still refused to cut off my relaxed ends because of this sick attachment I had to my length (which wasn't even that long, in all honesty).   I never wore my hair in its natural curl pattern, so it never really mattered.  Now I know how important it is to SNIP SNIP SNIP! or you'll get hit with the Fairy Knot Fairy.

2.  I still NEVER wear my hair in its natural curl pattern.  Check out my latest article on Klassy-Kinks, where I discuss my reasons why. :)

3.  I don't let shampoo directly touch my scalp...EVER, and even the shampoo that I wash my actual curls with, is diluted with H20.  Why? I have yet to find a cleanser of any sort that works with my body chemistry.  For yearssss I have had dandruff issues, irritated scalp problems, etc. Now, I'm sure most of this was due to getting relaxers, however the issues continued far after I stopped chemically treating my hair.  One day I read somewhere online about the harshness of everyday shampoos, and soon after I devised my Honey at-home scalp treatment.  Its still a bumpy road at times, but my scalp overall is thriving!

4. Scarf-Barf.  I often fall asleep on the couch without wrapping my hair up in silky smoothness. Yeah, I get a good night sleep, but I wake up in the morning with dry crunchy hair that hates me.

5. I daydream about doing other people's hair in my mind.  I don't know if this is a curl confession, but I'm confessing that when I see a young girl on the street or anywhere... and their poor tresses are already so damaged, I just can't help but to visualize myself doing their hair.  ...treating it, sectioning it, washing it gently, detangling it by hand... showing them that their hair is beautiful if they know how to properly care for it.

6. I cant throw away products.  I have so many hair products that I've purchased or received via Curlbox and there all stacked up in my room in Walmart bins.

7. Sometimes I get angry when I cant work a knot out, and instead of clipping I just pull it out in frustration.  I regret it afterwards. lol.

8. I go to a Caucasian Hair Stylist.  It is definitely taboo in the natural hair world to go to a stylist that is not black... but lemme tell you...  My Stylist (who is a man too!) can hot comb and press the mess out of my hair, and it always, and I mean ALWAYS goes back to the original coil.  I go to him to get my curls straightened out once per year for the Christmas holiday, however he can do a lot more with kinky hair beyond that. Love ya Frank!!

9. Sometimes I leave deep conditioner on my hair for days... I even go to work with it in my hair (in a top puff style) 

10. My Fiance keeps my kitchen clean!  I use to have my dad do it, but now Reg has taken over.  Never ever does he "shape me up" ... just trims a little off so that the back of my hair doesn't look like an overgrown tropical garden on "Man Vs. Wild".

Now... who do I tag? 
You're it!


Unknown said...

I love your confessions and you have a way with words that brings the story to life!!! You had me dying with laughter at work!!!

Unknown said...

I love your confessions and you have a way with words that brings the story to life!!! You had me dying with laughter at work!!!

Renee Simons Berry said...

Thank you girl!!!