Hey Lovelies and welcome back to the blog!
Today I wanted to talk about something I’ve wanted to talk about for a while now…hair. When I started The Brandi Michelle Experience I wanted to tell you guys all about what I experience whether it be where I travel to or products that I’ve used. Now I am ready to tell you my experiences when it comes to hair.
As a black woman there are numerous options for what we can do to our hair, from relaxers to sew ins to braids. For most of my childhood up until my twenties I had a relaxer. I loved straight hair, you couldn’t tell me nothing after a fresh relaxer when my hair bounced effortlessly with every move I made. People used to tell me I had white people hair. Back then it was easy, wake up, straighten my hair or throw it in a pony and go.
Fast forward to about when I was 25 or 26 I’d made the decision to go natural, no more creamy crack. Why, you ask. Well, I’d noticed my hair stopped growing when it got to a certain length. Also after doing research and seeing what lye does to hair was another reason. And my final reason: I just wanted curly hair.
So I started to transition. No more relaxers. I didn’t do the big chop. I grew my relaxed hair out and did sew ins or braids. Finally, in October of 2017, I chopped off my relaxed ends and had a cute little afro, but I had no idea what I was going to do with my hair…like at all. So I did what I knew best, searched Pinterest. Now to be completely honest I can’t remember what I did with my hair in the beginning. Probably braids, as it got longer I started to do space buns and low ponys.
It was truly a learning experience and still is. Learning about all of the products I should get and what’s best for a certain type of hair can be overwhelming. I’ve used every line imaginable from Shea Moisture to Carol’s Daughter and even As I Am. And done styles like braids, crochet, and I even had a couple wigs. Now in 2020 I’m doing my best to take my hair care seriously. For a while I’ve been winging it but I really want to acquire the knowledge I need for healthy hair.
I know other woman can relate to this kind of experience and I want to tell you I understand the struggle. It’s a learning experience for all of us. Tell me all about your hair care journey and tell me what products you’re using.