I partnered with an incredible woman tonight who owns a fabulous fashion mobile boutique. White Tent Runway is leading the mobile boutique revolution in the Tampa Bay area and stays on the cutting edge of fashion trends.
I had the opportunity to talk to several ladies who are either natural or currently transitioning at the boutique’s first Friday event, Style Studio. As I encouraged them on their journey’s and offered various natural hair tips based on my experiences I couldn’t help but think about the importance of that kind of interaction when you are in the midst of such a significant change as transitioning.
You may not realize it initially, but not everyone is going to be supportive of your decision. Unless you are fully committed to your natural hair journey there is a good probability that you will not make it to the point of truly being able to enjoy your natural hair. During your transition or post big chop people will look at you sideways and make rude remarks, and unless you are confident, know who you are and love yourself completely, you could easily be persuaded to give up on your journey and revert back to your relaxed hair. If you’re going to do this, you’re going to need curly support!
Staying encouraged by surrounding yourself with people who are supportive of your decision to embrace your natural hair texture is critical! Find inspiration and motivation to stay committed to your journey through other naturals. Visit YouTube and find channels that keep you positive. I encourage you to check out my channel here. Talk to other naturals that you know and trade products and tips. Keep it fun. This is an exciting time in your life. Don’t let people who are unsupportive bring you down. The quote below sums it up It’s only a matter of time before they start asking you how you achieved such gorgeous hair so don’t give up!