When I initially cut my hair, I was obsessed and protective, as if it were my child. I didn’t realize how time consuming my hair, TWA at that point, is until I came home the summer after my first year of college. I spend my first semester of college with braids, and once I took them out I was elated to play in my hair again. Second semester, because of my dance team, I had a two sew-in weaves as a protective styles, and in-between the two I was elated to play with my hair and the new growth. Now that we are in the summer, I have consistently had my hair out and it has been difficult to keep up with my hair. I have nothing but time, but I am learning just how time consuming natural hair is. (Duh, right?)
I havealso realized a few things: natural hair is expensive (if youre not careful), time consuming and easy to get off track from. My current challenge is that I have to be frugal with high maintenance hair. I will have to keep up with my schoolwork, dance team, organizations, friends, networks, professors& my HAIR. It’s hard. It is so easy to begin slacking with your hair if you are a college student with your hair, but you have to find that inspiration to keep your momentum going. Remember why you first started.
Some possible steps we can take:
Buy things that have multi-use:
Vitamin E – removes dark marks, also promotes healthy hair.
Olive oil – Can be cooked with, but also is a very essential oil for the hair.
The list goes on
Stick to the basics:
Moisturizer, Oil, Sealant, Conditioner, Shampoo.
Dedicate a certain time to do you hair:
Scheduling is hard as a millennial, but you will if you love and care about the health of your hair.
Budget money for your hair:
It seems so adult-y, but it really will be beneficial to make sure you aren’t overspending on natural hair products!
What are some tips you have, or things you can do to devote yourself to your hair as a natural hair student?