Hands In My Hair: Aundrea Tabbs

I started my natural hair journey in college.  I remember one night while out with my friends (when my hair was relaxed) a guy came up to me and asked me if the hair on my head was mine. I was truly confused by his question, but I answered him with a slow “yeeeessss.”  The response that followed will always stay with me. He said, “I am really proud of you.

 I just keep seeing all these black women with short nappy hair.  It is nice to see one with hair that is long and straight.”  Now, unfortunately I am someone who takes a while to process information.  So I failed to respond to this guy in the appropriate manner, but I knew at that point I wanted a change.  I knew I did not want to be viewed as “attractive” only  because of the length and lack of curl my hair possessed.  So I began my natural hair journey.  I went to the campus salon, cut off about 6 inches of my hair and vowed never to get another relaxer.  

I would go to the salon every 6-8 weeks to get a trim and as my hair grew out I would have it in braids or kinky twists.  When I got to the point where my roots were visibly thicker than the ends of my hair I didn’t think I would be able to continue.  Being a college student I couldn’t afford to get my hair braided every three/four weeks so there were times when I had to experiment on my own hair.  I also did not know about any natural hair products, so of course there were times when I walked out the house looking a complete mess.  But, the difficult hair transformation was well worth it! I am so happy that I stuck it out because my hair has never been healthier.  There are soooo many brilliant natural hair products on the market now. I am so excited that I have the opportunity and the thick tresses to try them.

“be free to be you.”

Aundrea

SEE ALSO: How I Helped My Client Regrow Her Edges In 6 - 7 Months!

  SEE ALSO: How I Helped My Client Regrow Her Edges In 6 - 7 Months!

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