If you wear weaves, you’re not natural – ~BUZZER SOUND~ EH! WRONG! Unless you consider the weave your hair, if you have not had a chemical process, baby you are natural and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Now while most people wear weavers because they just don’t feel like dealing with their hair, nowadays i am seeing more and more women using them to transition their hair. It’s just so much easier to do especially if you’re not sure what to do with your hair and don’t want to get overwhelmed with the daunting task of dealing with 2 different textures.
Weaves break your hair off and pull it out – My dear there is a difference between a sew in weave and a glued in weave. If you sew it in and take care of the hair underneath, no damage done. You cannot sew hair into your head and neglect it.Sew-ins are actually a really great way to give your hair a break from daily or even weekly manipulation. If you opt for a straight textured look, please don’t go crazy with the flat-iron. If you GLUE IT IN you are ASKING for a disaster. Would you glue your lips together? Your eyelashes? Your ears? Nope, so why do it with your hair?
Weaves dry your hair out – Nope wrong AGAIN! If you do not care for the hair underneath your weave, of course it’s going to dry out and be brittle and once you take it down. If you get an install, care for your hair just as you would if it were out and not protected. Come up with a simple regimen. You can still deep condition, do protein treatments, the whole nine with your hair while it’s in a weave.
Gabrielle Allen aka StrawberriCurls, the natural hair blogger from New Orleans is a native in New Orleans, La and currently a cosmetology student and natural hair stylists. Gabrielle’s 4 year natural anniversary was in May 2013 and she hasn’t looked back since! She started a blog called Strawberricurls.com for natural hair care and tips and she now shares all that she has learned about caring for hair via her YouTube channel and her natural hair blog. 3 years after starting her blog, she made the decision to go to cosmetology school to pursue her passion of educating women about their hair. She has been featured on Essence.com for 2 consecutive years as one of the top Natural Hair Bloggers, hosted events for various natural hair brands such as African Pride and worked with brands Sofn'Free, Nothin'But Hair Care and a list of others. She has also hosted her on natural hair educational meetups in New Orleans.