My Feature on 'For the Fabulous and Frugal'

By Kavuli Nyali - Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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Fabulous Feature: Kavuli from Cape Town, South Africa

Tell us about your hair journey! Why did you go natural?
I grew up with long hair as a child. My mother would grease my scalp and braid my hair up. I would go to the salon one in a while to get my hair washed and pressed. I absolutely loved it and my hair was super healthy and past shoulder length. One day I decided that I wanted a relaxer like the rest of my friends, and it was a slow downhill tumble from there. I experienced a lot of breakage and dryness and soon my hair barely grazed my shoulders. Believe it or not, I stopped relaxing my hair back in the year 2000 when the music I was listening to began to influence my mind. Music artists like Mos Def, Common, Dead Prez & Pharoah Monch sang about a black woman's natural hair and it made me want to drop the 'Creamy Crack' and run for the hills. I grew my relaxer out allowing my natural curl pattern to come through. It was beautiful! I haven't looked back since. I still knew nothing about hair health. I would just wash my hair and leave conditioner in it to define my curls.

What do you wish you knew before you went natural?
I wish I would have known how people would turn their noses up to my natural hair in advance. Perhaps I would have been able to prepare myself mentally. I was constantly asked if I had a jeri curl or an was really annoying! I also wish I would have known about moisturizing and sealing the ends of my hair back then. Boy would I have retained a lot more length! You live and your learn.
Read more of the feature here ---> For the Frugal and Fabulous! <--- Click the link

Have a Good Hair Day!!!

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