My Natural Hair Journey…


First, let me say I have been natural my whole life never had a perm, not even once. My mother was and is all for natural beauty, she was against perm and firmly believed God has gifted me with everything I need, concerning my outward appearance. But as a young girl I have always wanted a perm…why? Because EVERYONE was getting them! I just wanted to have straight hair because I thought it would make me look better. I wanted it sooooooo badly because frankly, I was tired of my mom bringing out the grease! I was tired of the barrettes, the neck breaking, and that rusty old chair! I wanted to be like and look like everyone else so I can be “cool”. Since relaxers where banned in my house, I had to deal with my natural hair so in the summer of 2012 I began to put my hair in mini twists. I did not really establish a regimen or have any products to moisturize my hair; no YouTube channels like Naptural85 or CurlyNikki to help me so I was going in blind! I began to continue with different hair styles like twist outs, bantu knots, etc.

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After so much experimenting, the less I cared about having a relaxer! I did not even know I had curls it was a whole new experience for me! Eventually, I began to shamelessly rock my fro and would not care who is looking! Sadly, there was a downfall….


I grew tired of my hair so, in my ignorance, I just kept pulling out that Conair Infniti Pro ( a fancy flat iron). Don’t get me wrong it looked nice but I sure suffered from the consequences, just look at the horror!

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In the above picture you can see how severe this damage was..I still had some of my curls but there was still damage! I went from beautiful bouncy curls to lifeless strands..

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Do you see those ends?! So my best solution was to cut it off and I did. Since then, my hair has been healthy and has been growing out beautifully!

After a few years I can honestly say that I now understand my hair and what it needs. I have gained confidence with it but I still have a ton of learning to do and I can’t wait to try new things! So far I have tried a few different styles but have focused more on “perfecting” basics ones like twistouts and braidouts. Here are a few different styles I have tried within the past year!


I am grateful for this journey and I can’t wait to see what lies ahead! There have been a lot of ups and downs but quitting is not an option! Well, you’ve heard enough about me, I want to hear about your journey! Leave a comment below and I would love to hear about some things you’ve experienced!


– Naptastic Coils!




2 thoughts on “My Natural Hair Journey…

  1. Niceeee. I guess I have carried permed hair for so long, now am in love with natural hair. For me I got tired of going to the salon, applying relaxer every month, my cousin looked at me one day after being so hair stressed and referred me to speak with a natural hair specialist, @GHlonghair is her YouTube handle. After the 2 hour meeting, I can out better informed and resolved against perming my hair. That was last year August, few months ago I cut it all off, starting from the beginning, honestly nothing feels better than carrying my own natural hair, and running cold water on it every morning, I feel so much better. If I feel like a straight hair, I will just wear a wig😀

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