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Defiant hair days

There are days when I really want to achieve a certain look and my hair just does NOT want to cooperate. I’m sure we’ve all been there and frankly it can be down right frustrating…if you let it get to that point. Well, before I allow myself to get too worked up over my defiant hair I remind myself that, I am natural! And no matter what state my hair is in as long as it has some type of moisturizer in it, I’ll just throw some water in it, shake my head up and down and side to side and keep it stepping!

Wouldn’t you know that it’s those days when my hair does absolutely whatever it wants that I end up loving my hair the most. Here are some prime examples of my defiant hair at its best.

I guess sometimes we’ve just got to learn to trust our curls!

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My tresses are my crown

Its not perfectly coiled nor does it have the perfect pattern

It’s kinky yet and still somehow reminds me of cotton

I doubt that any company would chose my imperfect curls to represent their brand

But, all of that is ok with me, because my head of natural hair was perfectly formed by a king!

I love every kink, curl and coil so much despite who puts it down.

I’m a child of the most high God and my tresses are my crown!

Redefining the natural hair movement

I see a lot of conversations on whether this crazy onset of natural hair interest is simply a trend or a movement.

From a mass media perspective a trend or movement is heavily based on the number of people involved and the length of time something is considered popular. However, from a life and purpose perspective it’s instead the impact that embracing your natural hair has had on your life that determines it’s reality as a trend or movement.

This nationwide advance of women going natural is actually very personal. So much so that the words trend and movement should be used in a completely different context within this topic. A context of life and purpose rather than media and sales. So, when we think about it that way the true question becomes, how big of a difference has embracing your natural hair made to your life? Has it been a trend, something you’ve done just for fun. Or, has it been a movement, something that’s ended up changing your life.

Personally, my natural hair journey started off just as a trend, but today I can honestly say that embracing my tresses has indeed become a movement. It has revealed gifts in me that I never new I had. But most importantly, it has helped introduce me to something I am purposed to do, motivate, encourage and inspire others.

How would you classify YOUR natural hair journey? Trend or Movement?

The Monday Motto

While the rest of the world seems to be hating on Mondays, here I am taking them on by force!

Monday’s tend to set the tempo for the rest of the week for me. So rather than fight them, I’ve decided to embrace them. This requires three simple things:

1. A positive attitude: this one is fairly easy. I just wake up thankful. Thankful for my family, for life, health and purpose

2. A mean face beat: I always try to make sure my makeup is on point on Mondays. It encourages me throughout the day.

3. DRESS!: My Monday outfits should epitomize the Monday Motto, POW!

Mondays are the beginning of the week. They give me another opportunity to chase my goals and my purpose. Assuring I’ve got these three things handled helps me get out the block strong and on fire like a bullet. POW!!

Happy Monday Beauties!

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