A few weeks ago I saw a post shaming women who have 3a-3c curl patterns. I did agree with the statement that the natural hair movement seems to feature more women with that kind of texture. However, I will not sit here and downplay their blackness. I myself am a 4c curly and when I was starting my natural hair journey almost 6 years ago, I REALLY had to look for people with my hair type.
4c is so versatile there is so much we can do with our hair and our fros are BOMB DOT COM! you can’t tell me NOTHING when I am wearing my hair in a fro. I wanted to share some of my favorited type 4 hair naturals to follow on IG.
Hopefully you get some inspiration and you can see that there is so many styles that we can rock as well.
First up is ME. I have been rocking protective styles a lot this year and When I give my hair a break I usually wear wash n go or twistout. If you want to see how I achieve this definition on my 4c hair, check it out here.
Chary Jay is one of the FIRST people I watched on youtube. She was also from my home state MI (REPRESENT LOL) and when I got the chance to meet her in FL she was just as sweet in person as she is on film. She big chopped for the second time last year and her curls are ALWAYS poppin
Jenelle Is another Youtuber i followed early on in my natural hair journey. She rocks her 4 type curls in so many ways. She also doens’t leave the little ones out. Her daughter Elle is just too cute for words.
The other day I was scrolling through some comments on my youtube page and came across a comment that made me chuckle to myself. It was on a video I had made of just a lazy Sunday with my family and us cooking a meal. In that video my husband and I talked about one of our favorite mini doughnut places and it just so happen that in that week we visited three times. We had guest over and friends of our wanted to go there.
This comment said something to the fact that I shouldn’t eat the doughnuts and my husband is just worried about my size and I need to get healthy so I can have a long and happy life.
I always laugh a little when I read these “concerns”
I have battled eating disorder after eating disorder and although my BMI may be high my health is GOOD. NO high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes etc. You know…all the health risk that people think automatically comes with being overweight.
I let their comment roll of my back(since they hid behind a profile with no pic like a real concerned person lol) I decided to just go on about my day.When I first started youtube I would really let it get to me but now I was going to be my fabulous self no matter what. I came across this picture and I was immediately inspired.
Both my kids had taken a nap. I looked in my backyard and was like YEP I am going to photograph myself and show off my blackgirl magic. I am going to embrace all these curves, my natural hair and just WORK IT. Here are the results:
YESSSSSSS I am so happy that they turned out just how I envisioned in my head. So ethereal, calming and it captured me. I think its so important for us to love ourselves no matter what size we are. Self care and self love is so important and is something I am excited about teaching my son and daughter.
So many times I see people hide behind a computer screen and project their insecurities on others. Do not let those keyboard warriors take about your joy. You are beautiful.
What are some ways that you practice Self care? Let me know down in the comments
I can’t believe that June is almost here. We are HALF way done with 2017!!!!! June means summer is here and that means BBQ and long nights hanging with friends and family. You want to look cute, obviously. Here is a cute Hairstyle you can rock at any summer get together
This is such a fun and easy style you can achieve. Below is the tutorial.
This year has been all about the protective styles for me. I have put my hair in a protective style more this year than I have in the past 4 years as a natural. It really has giving me the break I needed to do there things and I LOVE just waking up and not having to worry about my hair. Of course from time to time I would let my hair come out to play. Here are a few of my favorite hair styles
Do you see any that you like? The entire second row has tutorials for each look. What kind of hairstyles were you rocking this year and what were some of your favorites?