My Natural Hair Story

How it all Started.

 I truly believe that when you ask God for something you should never try to figure out where, or from whom that thing will come from. Back in October of 2010, I asked God for long beautiful hair. I knew that growing long healthy hair was possible, but I thought it was going to happen like a miracle since I have already tried everything, or so I thought. So instead of waking up with a head full of hair the next morning, I found youtube and all the ladies who had the message that God had for me.

I almost lost my scalp
             My first hero on youtube was fgrogan. She introduced me to Scurl "No" drip moisturizer and her Shea butter mix. I followed her regimen from August 2011 until October 2011 when I found Sunshyne who swore by Jamaican black castor oil and Scurl "No" drip moisturizer. Sunshyne's message came in just in time because it was the time when I had a bad encounter with an ORS relaxer for course hair. If you watch one of my youtube video entitled "my hair journey 2012 and hair setback" you will see how I lost my hair and suffered from alopecia, but I think it was God telling me that He wanted me to wear my crown of glory. I felt that God was telling me, "I am not just going to make your hair grow,  I am going to make it grow fast and strong. I decided to go natural because I had a gut feeling that that's what God wanted me to do because I had a strong urge to stop using relaxers forever.
                 I think I stumbled upon one of Kimmaytube's videos back in February of 2011. When I saw all the styles she could rock with her natural hair, that did it for me. I mean the girl could wear her hair straight, in an afro, twisted, bantu knots, you name it. To me she is the queen in the natural hair kingdom. Naptural85 also helped in my decision making with all her hair styles. And I will never forget SimplYounique; that girl's natural hair grew like weed. She also convinced me to go natural.

My hair before the big chop

Being Natural has changed my life and I will never trade my natural hair state for a relaxer. I suffered from alopecia because of a bad relaxer, and I will never put my health in jeopardy again. We sometimes wonder why white hair grows faster than black hair. The answer is simple: white hair does not grow faster than black hair, the only problem is us black women use a lot of harsh chemicals that slows down the growth stage and makes our hair dry and brittle, and therefore susceptible to breakage. We also need to use more natural oil like jojoba oil on our hair since the oil that our body produces cannot reach the hair shaft because the nature of our hair.

              I was waiting for a miracle when I asked God for Beautiful long hair, but He sent me YouTube and all these wonderful ladies. I hope God has sent you to this site for his message for you.
This is my story, what's yours?

Nerline Germain
Nerline Germain

Nerline Germain is an auntie, sister, wife and mother. My passion for writing led me to create this little space. I mostly write beauty related articles, but this is also a lifestyle blog. My goal is to share my experiences with you. Hopefully you will learn from my mistakes:-) Contact: chicfromhair2toe@gmail.com. .