YOU’RE HERE!!! Thank you so much for visiting and wanting to be apart of the “Love My Fro” movement!
I got the idea for the Love My Fro’ movement when I recalled being criticized and under constant scrutiny for my brave “big chop” & “going natural” decision, FROM MY OWN PEOPLE!
Now…my afro turns heads and receives all kinds of compliments and attention! I, sometimes, get a little jealous.
Click the image below to print and please tell a friend….
NEW NATURALS: Also, to give you folks out there who recently decided to transition natural or big chop, here’s a little “hair-spiration”…it took you years, maybe decades, to constantly relax your hair to conform to straight. It’s going to take some time to finally help your hair realize, that it no longer has to get permission from you to curl. Underneath all of that frustration, because there will be, is a curl pattern, coily or fluffy, waiting to evolve! If you’re transitioning, your frustration may be at a little higher level than those who choose to big chop, BC (that’s what I did). As you transition, be careful not to continue heat-straightening your hair. That also affects its natural ability to curl. Try to keep your hair braided or in protective styles, as often as possible, to break you away from the temptation to relax it or heat straighten your hair. And keep trimming those relaxed ends to free your hair from being weighted down by it.
For those who decide to BC, oh the guts/courage you will need to withstand the shock and criticism. But your curl pattern will evolve faster, depending on your hair type. When you big chop, your hair is free to do as it wishes, because there is less hair manipulation during the Teeny Weenie Afro (TWA) stage. Be advised, now that there’s no hair to hide behind, your face is front and center…embrace makeup, but you don’t have to full-face everyday. A nice eyeliner, lashes, and a cute lip color will keep you beat for the gods!
Nonetheless, it will all be worth it in the end! You’re going to fall in love with a new part of yourself that you never knew before. Embrace your hair’s new birthday, keep documenting your hair journey, and don’t break the bank trying to purchase every hair product out there.