If you’ve had natural hair for longer than five years, you’ll definitely give a resounding “yes” to all six of these universal truths about yourself.
YOU GET COMPLIMENTS ON DAYS WHEN YOU DIDN’T DO YOUR HAIR: Like, what? I legitimately rolled out of bed, rolled down the highway and rolled to my desk. But if you think it’s bedhead chic, who am I to disagree?
YOU SHED LIKE A WILD ANIMAL: My goodness, the shedding. It’s as if your curls are trying to leave behind their legacy. The sink, the bed, your significant other. Curls can sometimes be everywhere.
YOU HAVE A MENTAL BREAKDOWN WHEN A COMPANY CHANGES A FORMULA OR DISCONTINUES A PRODUCT: How DARE they? You tried for seven years to perfect a regimen and they decide to switch up the formula after you’d been using it for two years?! Ugh.
YOU ALREADY HAVE TOO MANY PRODUCTS BUT YOU DON’T CARE: Bathroom, kitchen cabinet, baby’s crib, car trunk, his side of the sink, under your bed…sound familiar? It’s okay, girl. Same.
YOU DOWNPLAY YOUR STYLING REGIMEN WHEN PEOPLE ASK YOU ABOUT IT: Who has three hours to REALLY discuss what it takes to maintain healthy, curly hair? None of us. So when someone asks “what did you do to achieve that,” you go with “oh, it’s a two strand twist.” Nevermind that you flat-twisted the roots, did bantu knots and created a DIY serum-oil-creme that works specifically for that look.
YOU’RE CONSTANTLY BREAKING THE “HAIR” RULES: It’s been eight months since you’ve had a trim. You’ve been falling asleep without your scarf for a week. There are sulfates all up and through your shampoo, and last week you got lazy and skipped conditioning altogether. What rules?
Do these apply to you?
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