Hello and Welcome to NaturallyTextured.com!
I am a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast. I am on my natural hair journey, and since the start of it, I have been trying countless products (product junkie in recovery here) and techniques to understand and embrace my hair.
It’s been real!
How the Journey Began
Hair care and styling have been a big part of my life for over 15 years.
Throughout my childhood, my mother kept my naturally curly hair styled in bows, hair balls, clips, and braids. I accepted my hair for what it was.
Around the time I started high school, peer pressure, insecurity, and the trends of the time influenced me to practically beg my mom to let me get my first relaxer (chemical hair-straightening treatment). My mom reluctantly agreed and relaxed my hair. Instantly, I gained confidence that I hadn’t experienced before.
That confidence would not last.
Eventually, my hair became brittle and broken, and I was profoundly devastated. I thought back on why I relaxed my hair in the first place and didn’t like those reasons- I wanted to love everything about my natural self.
I realized that I needed to go back to my roots and learn my hair all over again. I big-chopped, watched YouTube videos, bought endless products, tried different product combinations and hair care methods (Inversion, Curly Girl, etc), DIY’d some treatments, and more.
Over the years, I have acquired a wealth of knowledge on natural hair and I am excited to share it here on my website.
It Takes a Community
Most, if not all, of us hit rough patches in our natural hair journeys and also in pursuit of self-acceptance. But when there is a community around to assist, we can emerge from those rough patches in better shape than we were going in.
My hope is that this website will evolve into a community where we can bounce ideas, tips, and tricks off of one another and progress more smoothly through our journeys!
If you have any questions or need anything, feel free to contact me via the Contact Us page! I will get back to you within 24 hours.