Natural hair blogs and vlogs are guides– to be used as such
I am a natural hair blogger (aha moment!) and I went natural all because I stumbled upon a natural hair vlog on YouTube. So, needless to say, natural hair media is awesome and an essential function in this crazy curly world. But, there are some things about going and being natural that you have to find out and determine on your own. The blogs and vlogs are great guidance tools but should never dictate these 3 things:
1. What and how much of a product you use- I read product reviews for e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g and that includes hair products. I mean, it makes sense right? If we are going to spend our hard earned dollars on something, we want to make sure that it has a good standing in the community. However, you should never let a blogger or vlogger make you feel as if you have to use a certain product to be natural. If you want to use Blue Magic because it works for you, then USE IT! Us bloggers are here to give you the information on how our hair works along with bits of advice. It is up to you to take that and apply it to your own hair and life.
2. How you feel about your hair- I have talked about this briefly before and I am again because it is my pet peeve. Naturally, (hehe), us ladies are attracted to perfectly spiraled, long, luxurious curls. Therefore, vloggers and bloggers with that idealistic hair tend to be the most noticeable in the natural hair media world. There is nothing wrong with that as those ladies have great tips and know their stuff most of the time. But, it is important to take that with a grain of salt. Don’t let the long hair obsessed natural hair world make you feel like your texture, length, or hair type is not good enough. Blogs and YouTube videos can’t make you love your hair; only you can do that.
3. Define your natural self- There are so many theories (we will call them theories) on what makes a woman natural. Some bloggers say you can’t dye your hair, straighten it, or use products that are not
ALL natural. Other bloggers say that a light texturizer has no impact at all on your natural status. You have to figure that out for yourself based on what you are comfortable with, not what a blogger is comfortable with for their hair.