Bold Kulture Beauty https://boldkulture.com Wed, 05 May 2021 12:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.1 https://i0.wp.com/boldkulture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/cropped-7CAD18B1-3CAA-4077-8AD1-4A769341198A.jpeg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Bold Kulture Beauty https://boldkulture.com 32 32 158432074 Struggle is not a given https://boldkulture.com/struggle-is-not-a-given/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=struggle-is-not-a-given https://boldkulture.com/struggle-is-not-a-given/#respond Wed, 05 May 2021 12:14:38 +0000 https://boldkulture.com/?p=8456 Can natural hair care be easier? Great question and, I have the answer! I’m Kristal, your favorite natural hair advisor, clinical pharmacist, and founder of Bold Kulture Beauty. Here to show you that struggle is not a given on your natural journey. That’s right! It is entirely possible to disrupt the status quo of natural hair care and get what you desire for your natural curls. Your curls can be poppin’, you can be more confident and comfortable with your hair, and natural hair care can be easier! Today, we’re taking a trip down memory lane to prove that struggle is not a given on your natural journey. I’ll show you that It is possible to change the trajectory of your natural experience. I’ve been where you are. I understand the struggle is real, but I’ve also learned that struggle is NOT a given on your natural journey, and today, I’ll prove it to you. How it started It may be hard to believe, but caring for my natural curls didn’t come easy for me. My curls weren’t always poppin’, and when it came to my natural hair, I struggled to be comfortable and confident with my curls. I was the poster child for doing the most and had very little to show for it. Dryness was a significant complaint. Shrinkage was my Achilles heel. I struggled to find the styles and products that were right for me, and wash days went on forever. I was greasy, confused, frustrated, and ultimately overwhelmed with my natural s experience. It wasn’t all bad, but my initial experience with natural hair care was less than ideal. I struggled for a while (wasting time, money, and energy) until I realized something was missing. Breaking up with the struggle No one tells you that struggle is not a given on our natural journey. Instead, you’re inundated with misinformation, opinions, and others’ bad experiences that prep you for struggles more than success. It doesn’t to be that way. Struggle is not a given on your natural journey! Here’s what I did and what you should do to change the trajectory of your natural experience. Forget what you’ve heard about natural hair care – drown out all the negative chatter & opinions Consider what you know about your curls –  evaluate the source and usefulness of the information Focus on what matters – Develop an intimate knowledge of your curls Embrace your curls – accept and appreciate the characteristics of your curls Get intentional about your curl care – stop doing the most, keep it simple Grant yourself some grace – practice patience and be consistent That’s it y’all! No magic potions or complicated routines. Just well-applied knowledge, intentional curl care, and consistency. I know you’re skeptical. I was too, but trust me, it works! We’re lead to believe that the secret to success lies heavily in products and extensive routines, but that’s not where the magic lies. The quickest way to break up with the struggle is to overcome the nonsense with knowledge. I’ve given you the key. Now it’s time to unlock the door to success!   To learn more about mastering natural hair care and achieving your hair goals, visit Bold Kulture Beauty.

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Can natural hair care be easier?

Great question and, I have the answer!

I’m Kristal, your favorite natural hair advisor, clinical pharmacist, and founder of Bold Kulture Beauty. Here to show you that struggle is not a given on your natural journey. That’s right! It is entirely possible to disrupt the status quo of natural hair care and get what you desire for your natural curls.

Your curls can be poppin’, you can be more confident and comfortable with your hair, and natural hair care can be easier!

Today, we’re taking a trip down memory lane to prove that struggle is not a given on your natural journey. I’ll show you that It is possible to change the trajectory of your natural experience. I’ve been where you are. I understand the struggle is real, but I’ve also learned that struggle is NOT a given on your natural journey, and today, I’ll prove it to you.

How it started

It may be hard to believe, but caring for my natural curls didn’t come easy for me. My curls weren’t always poppin’, and when it came to my natural hair, I struggled to be comfortable and confident with my curls.

I was the poster child for doing the most and had very little to show for it. Dryness was a significant complaint. Shrinkage was my Achilles heel. I struggled to find the styles and products that were right for me, and wash days went on forever. I was greasy, confused, frustrated, and ultimately overwhelmed with my natural s experience.

It wasn’t all bad, but my initial experience with natural hair care was less than ideal. I struggled for a while (wasting time, money, and energy) until I realized something was missing.

Breaking up with the struggle

No one tells you that struggle is not a given on our natural journey. Instead, you’re inundated with misinformation, opinions, and others’ bad experiences that prep you for struggles more than success. It doesn’t to be that way.

Struggle is not a given on your natural journey!

Here’s what I did and what you should do to change the trajectory of your natural experience.

  • Forget what you’ve heard about natural hair care – drown out all the negative chatter & opinions
  • Consider what you know about your curls –  evaluate the source and usefulness of the information
  • Focus on what matters – Develop an intimate knowledge of your curls
  • Embrace your curls – accept and appreciate the characteristics of your curls
  • Get intentional about your curl care – stop doing the most, keep it simple
  • Grant yourself some grace – practice patience and be consistent

That’s it y’all! No magic potions or complicated routines. Just well-applied knowledge, intentional curl care, and consistency. I know you’re skeptical. I was too, but trust me, it works! We’re lead to believe that the secret to success lies heavily in products and extensive routines, but that’s not where the magic lies. The quickest way to break up with the struggle is to overcome the nonsense with knowledge.

I’ve given you the key. Now it’s time to unlock the door to success!  

To learn more about mastering natural hair care and achieving your hair goals, visit Bold Kulture Beauty.

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If No Oils, Then What? https://boldkulture.com/if-no-oils-then-what/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=if-no-oils-then-what https://boldkulture.com/if-no-oils-then-what/#respond Wed, 28 Apr 2021 09:30:00 +0000 https://boldkulture.com/?p=8404 Does the idea of giving up raw oils and butters make your skin crawl? I can’t tell you how many questions I’ve received about what I’m doing to my hair and how I manage to live without shea butter, castor oil, or coconut oil. The general assumption is that because my coils are tight and hair strands fine, I must be an anomaly. The truth is several people commit to a life free of oils, and their hair is thriving. Thick, thin, full, fine, kinky, or wavy, no matter the characteristics of your curls, it is entirely possible to achieve your hydration goals and have healthy hydrated curls without heavy oils and raw butters. The truth is the success of your hair care is less dependent on these products, but relies heavily on a combination of knowledge, intentional work, and consistency. Need help figuring out what to do without oils? You’re in luck! Today we’re taking a closer look at simple solutions to the question “if no oils, then what?” What does it mean to have moisturized hair? Before we can accomplish our hydration goals, we must first be clear on what we’re trying to achieve.  There needs to be a significant mindset shift around what hydrated hair is. The general assumption is that all hair will be smooth, soft, and shiny. The reality is that may not always be the case. Especially id the characteristics of your curls doesn’t support that. Our goals should be based on performance vs. aesthetics. Moisturized hair is what you’ve created when you continually add your products of choice without doing the work to hydrate your curls. Heavy products, especially poorly formulated ones, will give you the aesthetics you want initially but usually result in significant dehydration. Hydrated hair is hair that absorbs and retains moisture*. This Should be the goal of all naturals, and sadly, our obsession with aesthetics and ideal curl types has prevented us from doing the necessary work to achieve hydrated curls. If no oils, then what? Hydrated curls are elastic curls, manageable, defined, and retain moisture. They do not rely on products to create definition, and they are easier to achieve than you think, regardless of the texture, density, or surface texture of your curls.   So, if no oils, then what?! The solution is simple: Focus on activities that increase the hydration of your curls Invest in quality products Be intentional and consistent If you’re looking for replacement products or an alternative to oils, you’ve probably missed the point. The secret to hydrated curls is not in the products. Success relies heavily on the habits you build around creating an environment that consistently allows your hair to absorb and retain water.  Cleanse your hair regularly using shampoo, avoid products that cause excessive build-up,consume more water, and repeat. In most cases, heavy oils and raw butters are not a part of the equation. Your specific product needs depend on the characteristics of your curls, lifestyle, and environment. When you have a better understanding of your curls, their needs, and the appropriate steps to meet them, intentional product selection becomes less about creating aesthetics and more about creating an environment that allows your curls to thrive. To learn more about determining the characteristics of your curls and creating an environment that allows your curls to thrive, visit Bold Kulture Beauty Today! And get the tools you need to succeed. Glossary: *moisture: the presence of water in the hair strand; **hydration: the process of adding water to the hair strand

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Does the idea of giving up raw oils and butters make your skin crawl?

I can’t tell you how many questions I’ve received about what I’m doing to my hair and how I manage to live without shea butter, castor oil, or coconut oil. The general assumption is that because my coils are tight and hair strands fine, I must be an anomaly. The truth is several people commit to a life free of oils, and their hair is thriving.

Thick, thin, full, fine, kinky, or wavy, no matter the characteristics of your curls, it is entirely possible to achieve your hydration goals and have healthy hydrated curls without heavy oils and raw butters. The truth is the success of your hair care is less dependent on these products, but relies heavily on a combination of knowledge, intentional work, and consistency.

Need help figuring out what to do without oils? You’re in luck! Today we’re taking a closer look at simple solutions to the question “if no oils, then what?”

What does it mean to have moisturized hair?

Before we can accomplish our hydration goals, we must first be clear on what we’re trying to achieve.  There needs to be a significant mindset shift around what hydrated hair is. The general assumption is that all hair will be smooth, soft, and shiny. The reality is that may not always be the case. Especially id the characteristics of your curls doesn’t support that. Our goals should be based on performance vs. aesthetics.

Moisturized hair is what you’ve created when you continually add your products of choice without doing the work to hydrate your curls. Heavy products, especially poorly formulated ones, will give you the aesthetics you want initially but usually result in significant dehydration.

Hydrated hair is hair that absorbs and retains moisture*. This Should be the goal of all naturals, and sadly, our obsession with aesthetics and ideal curl types has prevented us from doing the necessary work to achieve hydrated curls.

If no oils, then what?

Hydrated curls are elastic curls, manageable, defined, and retain moisture. They do not rely on products to create definition, and they are easier to achieve than you think, regardless of the texture, density, or surface texture of your curls.  

So, if no oils, then what?!

The solution is simple:

  • Focus on activities that increase the hydration of your curls
  • Invest in quality products
  • Be intentional and consistent

If you’re looking for replacement products or an alternative to oils, you’ve probably missed the point. The secret to hydrated curls is not in the products. Success relies heavily on the habits you build around creating an environment that consistently allows your hair to absorb and retain water.  Cleanse your hair regularly using shampoo, avoid products that cause excessive build-up,consume more water, and repeat. In most cases, heavy oils and raw butters are not a part of the equation.

Your specific product needs depend on the characteristics of your curls, lifestyle, and environment. When you have a better understanding of your curls, their needs, and the appropriate steps to meet them, intentional product selection becomes less about creating aesthetics and more about creating an environment that allows your curls to thrive.

To learn more about determining the characteristics of your curls and creating an environment that allows your curls to thrive, visit Bold Kulture Beauty Today! And get the tools you need to succeed.

Glossary: *moisture: the presence of water in the hair strand; **hydration: the process of adding water to the hair strand

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Hello Beautiful! https://boldkulture.com/hello-beautiful/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hello-beautiful https://boldkulture.com/hello-beautiful/#respond Wed, 21 Apr 2021 09:30:00 +0000 https://boldkulture.com/?p=8347 What makes beautiful curls? I’m sure we could rattle off all of the ideal characteristics that flood our minds when describing beautiful curls. There’s length, surface texture, appearance, volume, and the list goes on and on. A more telling question would be, do you believe you have beautiful curls? When was the last time you said “hello beautiful!” to your curls and meant it? We often look outside of ourselves to identify things we consider beautiful. Why? Contrary to popular belief, there is no ideal curl type, surface texture, or length that makes curls attractive. The secret to beautiful anything is love and appreciation of what you have.  So today, we’re taking a look at simple ways to appreciate what we have and begin saying “hello beautiful” to our curls! Get your mind right When it comes to natural hair care and hair care in general, we have to get our minds right. Stop accepting the destructive narrative that there is an ideal anything when it comes to natural hair care. Yes, you can have preferences and opinions, but not to the detriment of your beauty. It’s not healthy and creates a significant pain point that undermines your efforts to care for your curls. Develop an intimate knowledge of your curls Knowing your curls alleviates so much pressure when it comes to accepting and appreciating our curls. The more we know, the better we understand the unique characteristics of our hair. And the quicker we can let go of misconceptions and biases that prevent us from embracing, properly caring for, and realizing our curls’ true beauty and potential. The proper knowledge sets a foundation for success allows us to appreciate our curls’ characteristics, embrace their beauty, and establish realistic expectations. Be intentional about care We can’t do all the things to our hair. And contrary to popular belief, our hair doesn’t require all of the things either. You’ll be surprised at how an intentional approach to hair care can save you time, money, and significant frustrations. Want to say “hello beautiful” to your curls? Ditch the marathon wash days, complicated routines, and extra steps and streamline your approach to natural hair care. Stick with what works Creating an environment that will have you saying “hello beautiful” to your curls is all about doing the right work and doing it consistently. Stop skipping the things that matter, and invest your time in the right activities to get the desired results. Beautiful curls are everywhere, including growing out of your head. Stop looking outside of yourself to find beauty and do the work to develop the beautiful curls you already have. The possibilities are endless when we can see what we have and embrace it. Get to know the beauty of your curls, embrace their unique characteristics, be intentional and consistent,  and get used to saying “hello Beautiful” to YOUR curls! To find out more about ways to see the beauty of your curls and make natural hair care easy, visit Bold Kulture Beauty today and say hello to a better way to do natural hair care.

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What makes beautiful curls?

I’m sure we could rattle off all of the ideal characteristics that flood our minds when describing beautiful curls. There’s length, surface texture, appearance, volume, and the list goes on and on. A more telling question would be, do you believe you have beautiful curls? When was the last time you said “hello beautiful!” to your curls and meant it?

We often look outside of ourselves to identify things we consider beautiful. Why? Contrary to popular belief, there is no ideal curl type, surface texture, or length that makes curls attractive. The secret to beautiful anything is love and appreciation of what you have.  So today, we’re taking a look at simple ways to appreciate what we have and begin saying “hello beautiful” to our curls!

Get your mind right

When it comes to natural hair care and hair care in general, we have to get our minds right. Stop accepting the destructive narrative that there is an ideal anything when it comes to natural hair care. Yes, you can have preferences and opinions, but not to the detriment of your beauty. It’s not healthy and creates a significant pain point that undermines your efforts to care for your curls.

Develop an intimate knowledge of your curls

Knowing your curls alleviates so much pressure when it comes to accepting and appreciating our curls. The more we know, the better we understand the unique characteristics of our hair. And the quicker we can let go of misconceptions and biases that prevent us from embracing, properly caring for, and realizing our curls’ true beauty and potential. The proper knowledge sets a foundation for success allows us to appreciate our curls’ characteristics, embrace their beauty, and establish realistic expectations.

Be intentional about care

We can’t do all the things to our hair. And contrary to popular belief, our hair doesn’t require all of the things either. You’ll be surprised at how an intentional approach to hair care can save you time, money, and significant frustrations. Want to say “hello beautiful” to your curls? Ditch the marathon wash days, complicated routines, and extra steps and streamline your approach to natural hair care.

Stick with what works

Creating an environment that will have you saying “hello beautiful” to your curls is all about doing the right work and doing it consistently. Stop skipping the things that matter, and invest your time in the right activities to get the desired results.

Beautiful curls are everywhere, including growing out of your head. Stop looking outside of yourself to find beauty and do the work to develop the beautiful curls you already have. The possibilities are endless when we can see what we have and embrace it. Get to know the beauty of your curls, embrace their unique characteristics, be intentional and consistent,  and get used to saying “hello Beautiful” to YOUR curls!

To find out more about ways to see the beauty of your curls and make natural hair care easy, visit Bold Kulture Beauty today and say hello to a better way to do natural hair care.

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Helping You Truly Love Your Curls https://boldkulture.com/helping-you-truly-love-your-curls/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=helping-you-truly-love-your-curls https://boldkulture.com/helping-you-truly-love-your-curls/#respond Wed, 14 Apr 2021 09:30:00 +0000 https://boldkulture.com/?p=8316 What would it take for you to truly love your curls? I get it. Natural hair care can be complicated. It can be time-consuming, and our current approach to natural hair care can often make it difficult for us to really love our curls. We see so many pictures of what our curls should be but rarely take the time to appreciate what they are. So, what would it take for you to truly love your curls? What realities would you have to accept, and how hard would it be for you to get there? Struggle is not a given on your natural hair journey. Need help seeing your curls for real and being able to truly love them? Let me tell you why I the perfect person to help! Allow me to introduce myself Hey Curlfriends! I’m Kristal, a clinical pharmacist and natural hair advisor dedicated to changing others’ lives by changing the way we view natural hair care. I’ve spent the last few years unlearning all of the misconceptions I’m sure we were all intruded to on our natural journeys and relearning the FACTS that matter. Now it’s my mission to empower Black women to feel beautiful by giving them the tools for success, support, and access necessary to make natural hair care easy. I know what it takes to love your curls. Now, I’m here to help you do the same and start your healthy hair journey! What does a pharmacist know about hair care? Beyond my ability to dissect the big words and understand ingredients, my intimate knowledge of the facts enables me to break down the “complexities” of natural hair care and deliver them to you in a way that makes natural hair care easy! Knowing where to go to get the facts, how to dispel the myths, and break down the information seamlessly so that you can understand. That makes me excellent at what I do! The clinical skill and the know-how that I have developed over the last 15 years of breaking down the complex with facts and making things simple. That’s how this comes so naturally to me. Now, I’m here to dispel the myths about natural hair care and show you that it is possible to see your curls, love them, and make natural hair care easy! I’m not that different than you I’ve been where you are and had the same struggles, insecurities, and frustrations. I understand the heartache of devoting all my time and energy to achieving my hair goals but getting very little in return. The difference? I’ve come out of the struggle victorious. Now, I’m here to share my secrets of loving your curls and making natural hair care easy with you! It wasn’t until I took a close hard look at what I was doing that I realized that things could be better. Changing my view of natural hair care opened my understanding, changed my perspective. And it allowed me to love my curls and ushered in a better way to care for my natural hair. That’s exactly what I want to do for you! Remove significant barriers to success and give you the tools, support, and access necessary to love your curls and make natural hair care easy. So, yeah, I’m qualified, and I’m ready and willing to give you the tools you need to succeed! To find out more about ways that I can help you love your curls and make natural hair care easy, visit Bold Kulture Beauty today and say hello to a better way to do natural hair care.

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What would it take for you to truly love your curls?

I get it. Natural hair care can be complicated. It can be time-consuming, and our current approach to natural hair care can often make it difficult for us to really love our curls. We see so many pictures of what our curls should be but rarely take the time to appreciate what they are.

So, what would it take for you to truly love your curls? What realities would you have to accept, and how hard would it be for you to get there? Struggle is not a given on your natural hair journey.

Need help seeing your curls for real and being able to truly love them? Let me tell you why I the perfect person to help!

Allow me to introduce myself

Hey Curlfriends! I’m Kristal, a clinical pharmacist and natural hair advisor dedicated to changing others’ lives by changing the way we view natural hair care. I’ve spent the last few years unlearning all of the misconceptions I’m sure we were all intruded to on our natural journeys and relearning the FACTS that matter.

Now it’s my mission to empower Black women to feel beautiful by giving them the tools for success, support, and access necessary to make natural hair care easy. I know what it takes to love your curls. Now, I’m here to help you do the same and start your healthy hair journey!

What does a pharmacist know about hair care?

Beyond my ability to dissect the big words and understand ingredients, my intimate knowledge of the facts enables me to break down the “complexities” of natural hair care and deliver them to you in a way that makes natural hair care easy!

Knowing where to go to get the facts, how to dispel the myths, and break down the information seamlessly so that you can understand. That makes me excellent at what I do!

The clinical skill and the know-how that I have developed over the last 15 years of breaking down the complex with facts and making things simple. That’s how this comes so naturally to me.

Now, I’m here to dispel the myths about natural hair care and show you that it is possible to see your curls, love them, and make natural hair care easy!

I’m not that different than you

I’ve been where you are and had the same struggles, insecurities, and frustrations. I understand the heartache of devoting all my time and energy to achieving my hair goals but getting very little in return. The difference? I’ve come out of the struggle victorious. Now, I’m here to share my secrets of loving your curls and making natural hair care easy with you!

It wasn’t until I took a close hard look at what I was doing that I realized that things could be better.

Changing my view of natural hair care opened my understanding, changed my perspective. And it allowed me to love my curls and ushered in a better way to care for my natural hair.

That’s exactly what I want to do for you! Remove significant barriers to success and give you the tools, support, and access necessary to love your curls and make natural hair care easy.

So, yeah, I’m qualified, and I’m ready and willing to give you the tools you need to succeed!

To find out more about ways that I can help you love your curls and make natural hair care easy, visit Bold Kulture Beauty today and say hello to a better way to do natural hair care.

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Why Seeing Your Curls For Real Is So Important https://boldkulture.com/why-seeing-your-curls-for-real-is-so-important/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=why-seeing-your-curls-for-real-is-so-important Wed, 07 Apr 2021 09:30:00 +0000 https://boldkulture.com/?p=8220 Have you seen your curls for real? Our natural journeys can become unfairly complicated and burdensome. Riddled with misconceptions, others’ opinions, and weighty insecurities, we inherit the baggage that is “the natural hair experience.” The problem? Much of what we desire on this journey is not rooted in us seeing our curls for real. This leads to unmet goals, spending excessive hours on your hair, and begs the question, have you seen your curls for real? Seeing your curls for real is an integral part of the natural experience, and today we’re taking a closer look at why?  Seeing your curls for real What does it mean to see your curls for real? A critical question that is often never addressed, seeing your curls for real, is required if you’re going to embrace them. It involves clean hair, acceptance of the facts, and embracing your hair’s reality and unique characteristics. Sadly,  It is often a necessary step on our natural journeys that we willfully neglect. The ugly truth Many of us struggle with natural hair care because we can’t or refuse to see our curls. Our Ideals and goals rest on the aesthetics of “pretty hair” and have been a consistent point of contention on our natural journeys. Simply put, we’re living in two different realities; one of denial, which includes our hair’s actual characteristics, and the other where our unaligned hair goals and aspirations lie. The latter leads to frustration, overworking, and unmet goals. Unfortunately, most of us weren’t given a choice of which reality to choose. And when given a choice, many still prefer the struggle. Why it matters? Well, you can’t care for something you can’t see, can you? You’re basing your choices, product selections, and how you care for your hair on something that often isn’t your reality. Then you wonder why you can’t get what you desire for your hair. Seems crazy, right? Sadly, this is what you’re currently doing, and admittedly, something I have done in the past as well. I can tell you from experience that it doesn’t lead anywhere pleasant. Most importantly, failure to see your curls for real prevents you from doing the necessary work of embracing your curls and finally getting what you desire out of your natural experience. The good news Seeing your curls for real is the first step to embracing your curls. It brings with it all of the benefits of natural hair care and less of the struggle. And it is easier than you think. If you’re ready to see your curls for real, embrace them, and become more intentional about natural hair care, you’re in luck! I’m here to help you do just that! Visit Bold Kulture Beauty today, begin your journey to intentional hair care, and get the tools you need to succeed!

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Have you seen your curls for real?

Our natural journeys can become unfairly complicated and burdensome. Riddled with misconceptions, others’ opinions, and weighty insecurities, we inherit the baggage that is “the natural hair experience.”

The problem? Much of what we desire on this journey is not rooted in us seeing our curls for real. This leads to unmet goals, spending excessive hours on your hair, and begs the question, have you seen your curls for real? Seeing your curls for real is an integral part of the natural experience, and today we’re taking a closer look at why? 

Seeing your curls for real

What does it mean to see your curls for real? A critical question that is often never addressed, seeing your curls for real, is required if you’re going to embrace them. It involves clean hair, acceptance of the facts, and embracing your hair’s reality and unique characteristics. Sadly,  It is often a necessary step on our natural journeys that we willfully neglect.

The ugly truth

Many of us struggle with natural hair care because we can’t or refuse to see our curls. Our Ideals and goals rest on the aesthetics of “pretty hair” and have been a consistent point of contention on our natural journeys. Simply put, we’re living in two different realities; one of denial, which includes our hair’s actual characteristics, and the other where our unaligned hair goals and aspirations lie. The latter leads to frustration, overworking, and unmet goals. Unfortunately, most of us weren’t given a choice of which reality to choose. And when given a choice, many still prefer the struggle.

Why it matters?

Well, you can’t care for something you can’t see, can you? You’re basing your choices, product selections, and how you care for your hair on something that often isn’t your reality. Then you wonder why you can’t get what you desire for your hair. Seems crazy, right? Sadly, this is what you’re currently doing, and admittedly, something I have done in the past as well. I can tell you from experience that it doesn’t lead anywhere pleasant. Most importantly, failure to see your curls for real prevents you from doing the necessary work of embracing your curls and finally getting what you desire out of your natural experience.

The good news

Seeing your curls for real is the first step to embracing your curls. It brings with it all of the benefits of natural hair care and less of the struggle. And it is easier than you think. If you’re ready to see your curls for real, embrace them, and become more intentional about natural hair care, you’re in luck! I’m here to help you do just that! Visit Bold Kulture Beauty today, begin your journey to intentional hair care, and get the tools you need to succeed!

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What’s The Deal With Dry Hair? https://boldkulture.com/whats-the-deal-with-dry-hair/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=whats-the-deal-with-dry-hair Wed, 31 Mar 2021 09:30:00 +0000 https://boldkulture.com/?p=8107 Is your hair dry? How do you know? A common complaint among naturals is dryness. Some of us spend the entirety of our natural journeys chasing a certain level of hydration or moisture without really knowing the difference between the characteristics of our hair and hair that is truly dry. Admittedly, in a lot of cases, when people believe their hair is dry, it is. Still, some can’t tell the difference. If you’re curious about dryness, ways to identify it, and how to care for your hair, you’re in luck! Today we’re taking a closer look at dry hair and how to achieve healthy hydrated strands. The characteristics of dryness Dry hair can have many different characteristics. In most cases, dry hair can appear frizzy, lacks elasticity, seems dull, and will often be unmanageable or lack definition. How does adequately hydrated hair look? Hydrated hair should be relatively elastic, lack frizz, will have definition, and be reasonably manageable. The appearance of hydration can depend on the characteristics of your hair. Your hair’s key elements will dictate if your hair will have a shine or a sheen and how smooth to touch it should be. Why do I think my hair is dry? We often base our assessment of dryness strictly on appearance. For many, the lack of shine is an indication of dryness. Hydrated hair, with a surface texture that allows for shine, will shine. If your surface texture doesn’t lend itself to a shiny appearance, you can not use this as an indicator of dryness. Also, coarse surface textures are rougher to the touch than some other textures, which is normal.  Assessment of your hair based on these characteristics alone could lead you to assume your hair is dry when it is not. The key is to have a proper understanding of how your hair should look, feel and behave so you can better assess for changes in hydration levels.    Activities that can perpetuate dryness Let me be clear. When we assume our hair is dry, in many cases, it is. But not for the reasons we think.  Evaluating our hair’s health and hydration requires that we take a close and honest look at how we care for our hair. What type of products are you using? Is your hair chronically buried under dirt and product build-up? Are you dehydrated? When we Indulge in practices that perpetuate our hair’s dryness, we can create an environment that breads dehydration. What should I do? The solution, in most cases, is often easier than we think. Learn more about your hair Understand that hydration levels are fluid – your hair will lose moisture over days, and this is ok Realize that the primary source of moisture is water Resist the chronic use of heavy moisturizers, creams, and oils that block the absorption of water Cleanse and condition your hair regularly Drink more water Be patient! Cultivating healthy, hydrated strands is a process. One that does not change overnight. Consistency with proper care, eliminating activities that perpetuate dry hair, and being familiar with your hair’s characteristics will make it easier to achieve your moisture goals. To learn more about ways to end the cycle of dryness and successfully master dry hair, visit Bold Kulture Beauty!

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Is your hair dry? How do you know?

A common complaint among naturals is dryness. Some of us spend the entirety of our natural journeys chasing a certain level of hydration or moisture without really knowing the difference between the characteristics of our hair and hair that is truly dry.

Admittedly, in a lot of cases, when people believe their hair is dry, it is. Still, some can’t tell the difference. If you’re curious about dryness, ways to identify it, and how to care for your hair, you’re in luck! Today we’re taking a closer look at dry hair and how to achieve healthy hydrated strands.

The characteristics of dryness

Dry hair can have many different characteristics. In most cases, dry hair can appear frizzy, lacks elasticity, seems dull, and will often be unmanageable or lack definition.

How does adequately hydrated hair look?

Hydrated hair should be relatively elastic, lack frizz, will have definition, and be reasonably manageable. The appearance of hydration can depend on the characteristics of your hair. Your hair’s key elements will dictate if your hair will have a shine or a sheen and how smooth to touch it should be.

Why do I think my hair is dry?

We often base our assessment of dryness strictly on appearance. For many, the lack of shine is an indication of dryness. Hydrated hair, with a surface texture that allows for shine, will shine. If your surface texture doesn’t lend itself to a shiny appearance, you can not use this as an indicator of dryness.

Also, coarse surface textures are rougher to the touch than some other textures, which is normal.  Assessment of your hair based on these characteristics alone could lead you to assume your hair is dry when it is not. The key is to have a proper understanding of how your hair should look, feel and behave so you can better assess for changes in hydration levels.  

 Activities that can perpetuate dryness

Let me be clear. When we assume our hair is dry, in many cases, it is. But not for the reasons we think.  Evaluating our hair’s health and hydration requires that we take a close and honest look at how we care for our hair.

  • What type of products are you using?
  • Is your hair chronically buried under dirt and product build-up?
  • Are you dehydrated?

When we Indulge in practices that perpetuate our hair’s dryness, we can create an environment that breads dehydration.

What should I do?

The solution, in most cases, is often easier than we think.

  • Learn more about your hair
  • Understand that hydration levels are fluid – your hair will lose moisture over days, and this is ok
  • Realize that the primary source of moisture is water
  • Resist the chronic use of heavy moisturizers, creams, and oils that block the absorption of water
  • Cleanse and condition your hair regularly
  • Drink more water
  • Be patient!

Cultivating healthy, hydrated strands is a process. One that does not change overnight. Consistency with proper care, eliminating activities that perpetuate dry hair, and being familiar with your hair’s characteristics will make it easier to achieve your moisture goals.

To learn more about ways to end the cycle of dryness and successfully master dry hair, visit Bold Kulture Beauty!

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Beneath The Shine https://boldkulture.com/beneath-the-shine/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=beneath-the-shine Wed, 24 Mar 2021 09:30:00 +0000 https://boldkulture.com/?p=8109 Should shine be a goal for all naturals? Our ideas about curls, their health, beauty, and perpetual state of dryness, affect how we approach natural hair care. Unfortunately, these ideas, steeped in misconception and misinformation, add very little value when determining our curls’ actual health, beauty, and character. Well-intentioned or not, these beliefs create a significant burden when it comes to assessing our hair, setting goals, and what’s considered a success on our natural journey. Not today! Today we’re shaking things up and going beneath the shine to determine what having shiny hair means and if it should be a goal for all naturals. The science of shine Whether or not your hair is shiny depends heavily on certain factors. Most importantly, surface texture.  Where hair is concerned, shine occurs when the hair reflects light. As with other surfaces, you would expect a smoother surface to reflect light better and create a more significant shine. The same is true for your hair. If you have a smooth surface texture, you can expect your hair to shine naturally. More coarse textures will reflect light differently and create more of a sheen (dull shine) because their surface is not flat. Should I worry If my hair is not shiny? The short answer. It depends. Shine is not a universal appearance of all curls. So. if your hair is not supposed to be naturally shiny, no. Your hair’s health relies on more than appearance, and lack of shine does not automatically mean your hair is unhealthy. If you have a smoother surface texture that is naturally shiny and you happen to notice it has dulled, take inventory of how you’ve cared for your hair. It could be time to cleanse the hair or investigate other factors that could affect its health. What about products? Products are strictly cosmetic. The appearance of shine provided by different oils, creams, or finishing products is not inherently improving your hair’s health. In some cases, they can be the reason your hair is becoming dull or losing definition. The key to healthy hair that looks its best (whether that is shine or sheen) depends on our consistency level regarding cleansing, conditioning, and styling our hair. Why does it matter? A large area of concern for many naturals is the presence or absence of shine. While it shouldn’t be a significant issue, misinformation and limited knowledge about our hair, along with personal preferences, have made it one. The takeaway, learn more about your hair. When we know how our hair should look, feel, and behave, we are less inclined to be swayed by opinions and misinformation and better understand what to expect from our curls. To learn more about simple ways to know your hair and care for your curls, visit Bold Kulture Beauty and get the tools you need to succeed!

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Should shine be a goal for all naturals?

Our ideas about curls, their health, beauty, and perpetual state of dryness, affect how we approach natural hair care. Unfortunately, these ideas, steeped in misconception and misinformation, add very little value when determining our curls’ actual health, beauty, and character.

Well-intentioned or not, these beliefs create a significant burden when it comes to assessing our hair, setting goals, and what’s considered a success on our natural journey. Not today! Today we’re shaking things up and going beneath the shine to determine what having shiny hair means and if it should be a goal for all naturals.

The science of shine

Whether or not your hair is shiny depends heavily on certain factors. Most importantly, surface texture.  Where hair is concerned, shine occurs when the hair reflects light. As with other surfaces, you would expect a smoother surface to reflect light better and create a more significant shine. The same is true for your hair. If you have a smooth surface texture, you can expect your hair to shine naturally. More coarse textures will reflect light differently and create more of a sheen (dull shine) because their surface is not flat.

Should I worry If my hair is not shiny?

The short answer. It depends. Shine is not a universal appearance of all curls. So. if your hair is not supposed to be naturally shiny, no. Your hair’s health relies on more than appearance, and lack of shine does not automatically mean your hair is unhealthy. If you have a smoother surface texture that is naturally shiny and you happen to notice it has dulled, take inventory of how you’ve cared for your hair. It could be time to cleanse the hair or investigate other factors that could affect its health.

What about products?

Products are strictly cosmetic. The appearance of shine provided by different oils, creams, or finishing products is not inherently improving your hair’s health. In some cases, they can be the reason your hair is becoming dull or losing definition. The key to healthy hair that looks its best (whether that is shine or sheen) depends on our consistency level regarding cleansing, conditioning, and styling our hair.

Why does it matter?

A large area of concern for many naturals is the presence or absence of shine. While it shouldn’t be a significant issue, misinformation and limited knowledge about our hair, along with personal preferences, have made it one. The takeaway, learn more about your hair. When we know how our hair should look, feel, and behave, we are less inclined to be swayed by opinions and misinformation and better understand what to expect from our curls.

To learn more about simple ways to know your hair and care for your curls, visit Bold Kulture Beauty and get the tools you need to succeed!

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What to Do with Tightly Coiled Curls https://boldkulture.com/what-to-do-with-tightly-coiled-curls/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=what-to-do-with-tightly-coiled-curls Wed, 17 Mar 2021 09:30:00 +0000 https://boldkulture.com/?p=7980 Are you struggling to care for your tightly coiled curls? I’m sure you’ve heard before that tightly coiled curls need a lot of specialized care and attention. For some, knowing exactly how to care for your coils is a challenge. You’ve tried a lot of different things, but caring for your hair becomes more complicated with each new attempt. The problem, misinformation, and misaligned expectations make caring for your curls harder than it needs to be. Today, all of that changes. Join me as we explore three simple ways to better care for our tight coils. The best part, it’s probably easier than you think! Keep it simple A big misconception is that natural hair care is complicated and even more so when you have tightly coiled curls. The truth is our approach to hair care can be the same regardless of the tightness of our curls. No magic potions or elaborate process with multiple steps. Just consistent, simple hair care. Wash your hair regularly, use a quality conditioner, and master product application and styling. When you do this, you’ll know better, become more pleased with the process, and produce tangible results without wasting time or complicating your hair care. Stop neglecting proper care Having tight curls is not an instant justification for doing the most to your hair. It should encourage you to become more intentional. The natural inclination is to do everything because you think our hair requires it to be softer, shinier, moisturized, and more manageable. Tight curls don’t need “all the things.” Surprisingly, the things we neglect are what we need most.  Products build-up, lack of shampoo, over manipulation, and inconsistent care are a recipe for disaster. Having a better understanding of your curls leads to improved health, increased manageability, and an easier path to your desired results. Embrace your coils Your curls are tight. The shrinkage is drastic, and your hair tends to grow up instead of hanging down. These are facts. The quicker we acknowledge and accept these facts, the easier it is to embrace and love our curls. Many think these characteristics are a bad thing. The reality, they are just part of what makes our curls beautiful. Need help embracing your coils? Choose a style that works for you, master your styling techniques, get your hair shaped, and change your perspective on what makes hair beautiful and acceptable. Stop thinking of the characteristics of your hair as a negative. Embrace them and give your curls the care and respect they deserve. The next time you struggle to figure out how to care for your tight coils, remember. Curls are curls. How we approach them and who we listen to affects how complicated things will be. Knowing what to do to and for your curls requires knowing more about your hair. Using that information, establish realistic expectations and become intentional about care.      To learn more about simple ways to do this, visit Bold Kulture Beauty

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Are you struggling to care for your tightly coiled curls?

I’m sure you’ve heard before that tightly coiled curls need a lot of specialized care and attention. For some, knowing exactly how to care for your coils is a challenge. You’ve tried a lot of different things, but caring for your hair becomes more complicated with each new attempt.

The problem, misinformation, and misaligned expectations make caring for your curls harder than it needs to be. Today, all of that changes. Join me as we explore three simple ways to better care for our tight coils. The best part, it’s probably easier than you think!

Keep it simple

A big misconception is that natural hair care is complicated and even more so when you have tightly coiled curls. The truth is our approach to hair care can be the same regardless of the tightness of our curls. No magic potions or elaborate process with multiple steps. Just consistent, simple hair care. Wash your hair regularly, use a quality conditioner, and master product application and styling. When you do this, you’ll know better, become more pleased with the process, and produce tangible results without wasting time or complicating your hair care.

Stop neglecting proper care

Having tight curls is not an instant justification for doing the most to your hair. It should encourage you to become more intentional. The natural inclination is to do everything because you think our hair requires it to be softer, shinier, moisturized, and more manageable. Tight curls don’t need “all the things.” Surprisingly, the things we neglect are what we need most.  Products build-up, lack of shampoo, over manipulation, and inconsistent care are a recipe for disaster. Having a better understanding of your curls leads to improved health, increased manageability, and an easier path to your desired results.

Embrace your coils

Your curls are tight. The shrinkage is drastic, and your hair tends to grow up instead of hanging down. These are facts. The quicker we acknowledge and accept these facts, the easier it is to embrace and love our curls. Many think these characteristics are a bad thing. The reality, they are just part of what makes our curls beautiful. Need help embracing your coils? Choose a style that works for you, master your styling techniques, get your hair shaped, and change your perspective on what makes hair beautiful and acceptable. Stop thinking of the characteristics of your hair as a negative. Embrace them and give your curls the care and respect they deserve.

The next time you struggle to figure out how to care for your tight coils, remember. Curls are curls. How we approach them and who we listen to affects how complicated things will be. Knowing what to do to and for your curls requires knowing more about your hair. Using that information, establish realistic expectations and become intentional about care.     

To learn more about simple ways to do this, visit Bold Kulture Beauty

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Finding Joy On Your Natural Journey https://boldkulture.com/finding-joy-on-your-natural-journey/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=finding-joy-on-your-natural-journey Wed, 10 Mar 2021 10:30:00 +0000 https://boldkulture.com/?p=7977 How do you appreciate where you are on your natural journey while taking steps towards your goals? With natural hair care, it is effortless to fall into a place of displeasure and dissatisfaction. Our current approach to caring for our hair creates a lot of angst but not much room for joy. The good news, there is a better way to approach natural hair care! Restoring joy in your natural journey is easier than you think. If you’re ready for a more enjoyable natural experience, join me today as we take a closer look at simple ways to find joy on your journey! Accept where you are Easier said than done. I know. Trust me; this is half the battle. One of the biggest challenges with natural hair care is accepting where you are and finding joy on your journey. Our obsession with our end goals often keeps us from taking full advantage of where we are.  We have to acknowledge the difference while enjoying the space we’re in. Instead of filling the gap with misinformation, popular trends, and complicated hair care routines, get a better understating of the tools, techniques, and practices necessary to help you reach your goals. Respect the process No one starts as an expert in anything. We have to let go of our expectations for instant success in every arena, including hair care. The results we see in public come from work done in private.  Our desire for instant gratification causes undue pressure and unfulfilled expectations. It is natural for things to take time. Accepting this fact alleviates some displeasure.  A better option to rushing the process is to evaluate what you’re currently doing and its effectiveness in reaching your goals. Acknowledge the uniqueness of our curls The decisions you make for your curls should not depend wholly on what others are doing. Some curls can look the same, but they are not all the same. There are unique and individualized differences that dictate how we manage our hair and what products or styles may be right for us. Your curls are specific to you. When we know more about our hair and its particular needs, it’s easier to identify what makes our curls unique and why we have to be intentional when caring for them. Create an environment that allows your hair to thrive An excellent way to find joy in your journey is to create an environment that allows your hair to thrive. It is harder to be dissatisfied when we focus on nourishing and actively building up what we have. Failing to do this makes it harder to be content in the more awkward stages of your journey. As we commit to creating the best environment for our hair, it becomes healthier, our techniques more adept, and the time to achieving our goals appears shorter. Struggle is not a given with natural hair care. There can be several roads to finding joy on your journey. All of them will require you to accept where you are, become more knowledgeable about your hair, and create space for it to flourish. The struggle stops here! Visit Bold Kulture Beauty and get the tools necessary to master your natural journey!

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How do you appreciate where you are on your natural journey while taking steps towards your goals?

With natural hair care, it is effortless to fall into a place of displeasure and dissatisfaction. Our current approach to caring for our hair creates a lot of angst but not much room for joy.

The good news, there is a better way to approach natural hair care! Restoring joy in your natural journey is easier than you think. If you’re ready for a more enjoyable natural experience, join me today as we take a closer look at simple ways to find joy on your journey!

Accept where you are

Easier said than done. I know. Trust me; this is half the battle. One of the biggest challenges with natural hair care is accepting where you are and finding joy on your journey. Our obsession with our end goals often keeps us from taking full advantage of where we are.  We have to acknowledge the difference while enjoying the space we’re in. Instead of filling the gap with misinformation, popular trends, and complicated hair care routines, get a better understating of the tools, techniques, and practices necessary to help you reach your goals.

Respect the process

No one starts as an expert in anything. We have to let go of our expectations for instant success in every arena, including hair care. The results we see in public come from work done in private.  Our desire for instant gratification causes undue pressure and unfulfilled expectations. It is natural for things to take time. Accepting this fact alleviates some displeasure.  A better option to rushing the process is to evaluate what you’re currently doing and its effectiveness in reaching your goals.

Acknowledge the uniqueness of our curls

The decisions you make for your curls should not depend wholly on what others are doing. Some curls can look the same, but they are not all the same. There are unique and individualized differences that dictate how we manage our hair and what products or styles may be right for us. Your curls are specific to you. When we know more about our hair and its particular needs, it’s easier to identify what makes our curls unique and why we have to be intentional when caring for them.

Create an environment that allows your hair to thrive

An excellent way to find joy in your journey is to create an environment that allows your hair to thrive. It is harder to be dissatisfied when we focus on nourishing and actively building up what we have. Failing to do this makes it harder to be content in the more awkward stages of your journey. As we commit to creating the best environment for our hair, it becomes healthier, our techniques more adept, and the time to achieving our goals appears shorter.

Struggle is not a given with natural hair care. There can be several roads to finding joy on your journey. All of them will require you to accept where you are, become more knowledgeable about your hair, and create space for it to flourish. The struggle stops here! Visit Bold Kulture Beauty and get the tools necessary to master your natural journey!

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Simple Tips for Overcoming Natural Hair Stigmas https://boldkulture.com/simple-tips-for-overcoming-natural-hair-stigmas/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=simple-tips-for-overcoming-natural-hair-stigmas Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:30:00 +0000 https://boldkulture.com/?p=7823 What are some common stigmas you battle concerning natural hair care? It’s messed up that the hair that grows out of our head is considered something to stigmatize. Societal and cultural misconceptions have created an environment that often makes being yourself feel difficult.  The pressure to have a particular hair type, look professional and show up flawless has made way for unrealistic expectations, insecurities, and an inability to embrace our natural hair where we are. The good news, those stigmas aren’t your problem, and you don’t have to carry that weight anymore! If you’re ready to embrace natural hair care to the fullest extent, you’re in luck! Today we’re taking a closer look and simple ways to overcome natural hair stigmas and embrace your natural hair. Social Stigma: disapproval of, or discrimination against, a person based on perceivable social characteristics that serve to distinguish them from other members of a society. People’s opinions of your hair are no longer your problem. If you’re ready to overcome natural hair stigmas, start here! 1.Know you hair The best way to take your power back and overcome natural hair stigmas is to know your hair. When you understand how your hair should look, feel, and behave, you won’t succumb to misconceptions or popular opinions concerning your hair and what is inappropriate. And you can overcome the natural hair stigmas that stifle your progress. 2.Set realistic expectations Equipped with knowledge, you no longer have to chase standards set by others. Ultimately, all hair is not silky; tight curls are beautiful, and shiny is not all curl’s typical appearance. Your journey to fully embracing your curls relies heavily on knowledge of the facts and setting realistic expectations. Do yourself a favor, set realistic expectations, and let those based on uninformed stigmas go! 3.Know your preferences If polled, we could pretty much guarantee that most of us were confident about what we do and don’t like. Haircare is unique because many of the things we “prefer” are based on what others implied were acceptable. It’s hard to break away from the standard, but when you know better, it’s a lot easier to overcome stigmas and decide for yourself what you like and what’s appropriate. 4.Drown out the noise What matters most on this journey is how you feel about your hair. You can’t develop an appropriate appreciation for your curls if you are always seeking approval steeped in misconceptions. When you take the time to explore steps one through three, you’ll know how to set realistic expectations for your hair. And set personal preferences based on the intimate facts learned about your hair and how to care for it. Negative words, misconceptions, and natural hair stigmas will no longer have power. Grant grace to imperfections Our social reality has done a great job of showing everything in the best of light. This alternate universe contributes significantly to the ongoing need to be or look perfect. Let this be your permission to show up how you are where you are right now.  Give yourself the grace to grow, expand, and improve. The healthiest of curls didn’t develop overnight, and I guarantee they aren’t always poppin’ either. Grace makes everything better. Grant yourself some as you work through the process of overcoming natural hair stigmas. Embracing your natural hair and overcoming stigmas is a process, but the facts are still the facts. Once equipped with them, it is a lot harder to accept the foolishness that others concoct to make you uncomfortable. Let your voice be the loudest as you overcome stigmas and establish what is right for your curls!

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What are some common stigmas you battle concerning natural hair care?

It’s messed up that the hair that grows out of our head is considered something to stigmatize. Societal and cultural misconceptions have created an environment that often makes being yourself feel difficult.  The pressure to have a particular hair type, look professional and show up flawless has made way for unrealistic expectations, insecurities, and an inability to embrace our natural hair where we are.

The good news, those stigmas aren’t your problem, and you don’t have to carry that weight anymore! If you’re ready to embrace natural hair care to the fullest extent, you’re in luck! Today we’re taking a closer look and simple ways to overcome natural hair stigmas and embrace your natural hair.

Social Stigma: disapproval of, or discrimination against, a person based on perceivable social characteristics that serve to distinguish them from other members of a society.

People’s opinions of your hair are no longer your problem. If you’re ready to overcome natural hair stigmas, start here!
1.Know you hair

The best way to take your power back and overcome natural hair stigmas is to know your hair. When you understand how your hair should look, feel, and behave, you won’t succumb to misconceptions or popular opinions concerning your hair and what is inappropriate. And you can overcome the natural hair stigmas that stifle your progress.

2.Set realistic expectations

Equipped with knowledge, you no longer have to chase standards set by others. Ultimately, all hair is not silky; tight curls are beautiful, and shiny is not all curl’s typical appearance. Your journey to fully embracing your curls relies heavily on knowledge of the facts and setting realistic expectations. Do yourself a favor, set realistic expectations, and let those based on uninformed stigmas go!

3.Know your preferences

If polled, we could pretty much guarantee that most of us were confident about what we do and don’t like. Haircare is unique because many of the things we “prefer” are based on what others implied were acceptable. It’s hard to break away from the standard, but when you know better, it’s a lot easier to overcome stigmas and decide for yourself what you like and what’s appropriate.

4.Drown out the noise

What matters most on this journey is how you feel about your hair. You can’t develop an appropriate appreciation for your curls if you are always seeking approval steeped in misconceptions. When you take the time to explore steps one through three, you’ll know how to set realistic expectations for your hair. And set personal preferences based on the intimate facts learned about your hair and how to care for it. Negative words, misconceptions, and natural hair stigmas will no longer have power.

Grant grace to imperfections

Our social reality has done a great job of showing everything in the best of light. This alternate universe contributes significantly to the ongoing need to be or look perfect. Let this be your permission to show up how you are where you are right now.  Give yourself the grace to grow, expand, and improve. The healthiest of curls didn’t develop overnight, and I guarantee they aren’t always poppin’ either. Grace makes everything better. Grant yourself some as you work through the process of overcoming natural hair stigmas.

Embracing your natural hair and overcoming stigmas is a process, but the facts are still the facts. Once equipped with them, it is a lot harder to accept the foolishness that others concoct to make you uncomfortable. Let your voice be the loudest as you overcome stigmas and establish what is right for your curls!

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