IS YOUR HAIR STILL “NATURAL” IF IT’S COLORED??? (plus deets on my hair color)

Lawd. I didn’t even know this was a real argument until recently. But like I said in previous posts, the natural hair community can be really *whispers* crazy af.

Bu since this is a real debate I welcome a little controversy and I love throwing in my 2 cents so… here it is.

YES. I think so. Why? Because it’s YOUR hair and I you do whatever the hell you want to it. This is our problem, we police silly things entirely too much. In my opinion, I’m not chemically straightening my hair but instead chemically adding life into it lol.

I have always loved my hair but I felt so dead and dull with black hair. I’m a vibrant person and I need some POP! So, I decided to color my hair last month.

Was I scared? Hell nah. More so excited as hell. Call me a rebel, fake natural, or whatever but I needed that pop. Everyone is also always buzzing about “hair porosity type” and I think mine is normal and my stylist did too. My hair took VERY WELL to the color. I felt presidential af after my hair appointment lol.

Here’s another pic of how it looked if ya’ll missed it in my previous post:

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Anywho, my appointment went really well and as you can see I was CLEARLY feeling myself. So far, I haven’t experienced any abnormal breakage or dryness, but then again I think I have good hair maintenance (I think you have to anyway if you want to color your hair). But I also noticed something else. My hair texture drastically changed for the BETTER. After I cut off the rest of my relaxed ends, my hair was super curly in the back and straight af in the front. I thought I had fucked something up or something because it was super weird. However, after my appointment, I noticed my entire head was now curling up the same way. I was like “MAMAAAAA I MADE IT!” Lol. Those inconsistent textures were annoying as hell.

But that was my 2 cents. My overall point is: even if you don’t consider women who color their hair “natural” – why do you even care that much? It’s HAIR. Let them live sis. It’s definitely a choice and you shouldn’t choose to judge someone for it. Ya’ll already give relaxed girls a hard enough time as it is, got them regretting life decisions nsht lol.

But I’m done. What are you guys opinions on this? Let’s hear it – comment below!

Xoxo, ~ NaturallyLisee

 

 

 

 

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So, why go natural?

You know what. I ask myself this all the time. You’d think I’d have a definite answer if I created an entire blog dedicated to this stuff – right?!

You know what. I ask myself this all the time. You’d think I’d have a definite answer if I created an entire blog dedicated to this stuff – right?!

I can’t lie. I started off hating naturals. “Natural vs. Relaxed” was the modern day “East vs. West” coast beef during the Tupac era to me. I hated the attacks on grouping women as “better” or “worse” because of how they chose to wear their hair. And let me tell you, I used to be a RELAXED ADVOCATE! No one was going to get me to stray away from my creamy crack – no matter how many times you told me my hair was unhealthy.

But enough of the rambling. I believe my natural hair journey first began with my discovery of wigs. Wigs, huh? Girl, yaasssss wigs! I LOVE EM. I was in my first senior year of college (5th year right here, where y’all at, heyyyy), and one of my best friends introduced them to me after I got tired of flat ironing my relaxed hair every day. I mean, when you’re in college you don’t have time for all that. I’m trying to get up and goooo. And I’m also poor, so I can’t afford protective styling such as braids, sew-ins, etc. After hours of my friend reassuring me I wasn’t going to look like a granny, and my wig wouldn’t fall off during pivotal moments (LOL), I bought my first $20 wig and I was on my way hunty!

After purchasing my first wig, I got addicted and quick and kept buying more and more.

SN: If ya’ll want more info specifically pertaining to my wig interests, let me know, but I’m trying to stay on track, sooo….

It got to a point where I would forget to relax my damn hair because I always would have a wig on. Mind you, I had a pixie cut when I first began my natural hair journey so perms were almost inevitable. So my hair finally grew out to I want to say shoulder length and I was happy as f*ck. I’d had a pixie cut for 2-3 years at that point and I wanted my damn hair back.

A few months after that (May 2015), my best friend graduated college and moved away (tear) and she was the person that would slay my relaxers, so I was left looking dumbfounded as hell, because I’m like I don’t trust anyone to put a perm in my head. NOPE! I like having my edges. So, I kept wearing wigs. It was easy and convenient. I got my last perm in late 2015 and transitioned – meaning grew out my perm, until March 2017. In March 2017, I couldn’t take looking ratchet anymore and I was eager to be 100% natural so I chopped off the rest of my relaxed ends. As of June 2017, I colored my hair to a honey blonde.

So, to summarize all of that, I decided to go natural because I was a lazy broke ass college student who didn’t have the time, energy or money to continue to perm my hair so I didn’t. Now, don’t get me wrong, being natural is like 1000x MORE work, but I wouldn’t change it for anything. I LOVE how my natural hair looks now, and I actually may fight my “friends” because they couldn’t possibly be my real friends for not telling me how ratchet I looked with relaxed hair. Looking that dusty, I could have started this journey forever ago.

*Inserts pics*

See ya’ll!!! They hated me!!!!

But anyways – this blog will take you through the good, the bad and the ugly (see you’re already getting a glimpse). I’m not a head ass “naturalista” by any means, but people ask me hair questions all the time so I said, “why don’t I just make a blog?” So here it is! Enjoy! Xoxo ~ NaturallyLisee