11 Reasons to Love your Natural Hair

Here are 11 reasons why you should love your natural hair:

1. Natural hair teaches us to love ourselves and to show who we really are. To be different is not bad it makes you special and unique.

2. Natural hair is so versatile. You can wear a lot of different styles: straight, twist, twist out, rod sets, cornrows, kinky, puff, etc. The list goes on.

3. Natural hair is mostly healthy. There are no chemicals in it that makes our hair weak or prone to breakage. Your hair shines and is happy to grow.

4. To become natural means to discover yourself. You will learn to understand your hair. Self-care, self-esteem, self-love etc, it helps you build your own personal brand.

5. To become natural can be less expensive. You can mix your own natural ingredients. You don’t need a hairdresser every 8 weeks to relax your hair.

6. Natural hair connects you to your roots. Think about the women in the past who wore their hair with pride for example Carol Nyazika slays her natural hair.

7. You can chat with other natural beauties to share your natural hair journey experiences. This boosts your confidents and excitement to love your nappy more.

8. You welcome new hair growth as you love your natural hair.

9. You make a statement by saying: I am beautiful. I define myself – not the media!

10. You are easy to spot in the crowd! Natural hair makes us outstanding its, our natural crown and need to wear it with pride.

11. You will become a role model for the little ones, so that they will learn to love

HOW TO MAKE AND USE ALOE VERA HAIR SPRAY FOR THICKER HAIR


Hey
beauties!

I have heard a lot of girls complaining about thin hair having no volume! Thinner hair strands, hair breakage, hair fall, oily scalp etc. Today I have a hair hack that can make your hair look thicker. Using dry shampoos, hair volumising mousse etc. can make your hair appear thicker temporarily. You can try a natural hair spray that does not only add temporary hair volume but gradually makes the strands thicker naturally!

How to make a hair spray using ALOE VERA!

BENEFITS: Aloe vera gel increases the scalp circulation, resulting in the increased flow of blood to the scalp. This stimulates the hair follicles and encourages growth. Good hair growth gives your hair the desired volume. Aloe vera adds temporary volume to your hair without making it stiff or dry like the commercial hair volumising products. Aloe vera gel unclogs pores, stimulates scalp circulation and helps to promote hair growth. The soothing, gentle feeling of aloe vera juice is great for itchy, irritated, inflamed follicles and scalps.

Things you need:

½ cup fresh aloe vera gel
1 teaspoon sea salt (optional)
1 teaspoon coconut oil
Few drops rosemary essential oil
1 cup water

Method:

1. In a bowl, add ½ cup of fresh aloe vera gel.
(If you want to avoid making a new batch every 5 days, use commercially available aloe vera gel because it contains preservatives.)

2. Add in 1 cup of water and stir making sure the gel is well dissolved.
(You can also blend it for an even texture.)

3. Now, add in 1 teaspoon of sea salt, 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and few drops of rosemary essential oil.

4. Mix well.Pour this mixture into a spray bottle and use it on towel-dried hair after every hair wash.

Who is TashaMat?

Short for Natasha Ruvimbo (Mubare) Matipano. A mommy to Mumu and wife to Tino. I am a full-time Creative Designer at an agency in Harare. A holder of BSc Hon Degree in Creative Art and Design from Chinhoyi University of Technology. A Fashion Designer, Stylist too.

Why Hair Blogging:

I’m not a hairdresser or stylist but I am a hair enthusiast/ fanatic. I just have a strong passion for advocating natural hair and DIY that promote our natural hair state.

Background:

My experience is that my course hair, never got along so well with relaxers it will get kinkier than good/straight. So most hairdresser used to complain about its kinky state until I started looking up for how other women in African and African-Americans take care of their hair. I decided to follow my passion and started blogging on the 27th of March 2017. I chopped my hair that was about 14” to a TW (tinny winny) in April 2017.

Experience:

I have very course natural hair and in my journey, I have come across loads of women who have gorgeous natural hair but end up relaxing because natural hair is very hard to maintain. As a result I want to share my experience and some DIY or natural home remedies that are affordable and readily available from every women’s kitchen. The remedies work wonders in maintaining this kinky hair.

What I want to achieve:

There was a time when people frowned upon having natural hair as it either depicted a certain level of poverty, ignorance or religious strictness. Times have changed and now having natural hair has become a widely accepted statement of pride and confidence. So many Zimbabwean women have embraced this trend and I want to spread the word more to make it easy for women to manage natural kinky hair that comes with being a true African woman without having to use relaxers or texturisers.

Hope you will like this too. I have submitted 2 articles by me and choose one. One is a tip on aloe vera and the other is an article that promotes us as women to love our natural hair. 

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