My Favorite Things That's So Seattle

a natural haired girl in rainy seattle

i love being a natural girl. i think hair is healthiest in it’s natural state. but natural hair isn’t for everyone so you won’t find me fighting any naturalista battles. do your thing girl. but since i am natural, i have a few challenges of my own living in rainy seattle. so much moisture! there is also the issue of seattle stores failing to carry quality products for us brown girls. i seriously think they forget we live here. maybe not in droves but certainly in larger numbers than our product selection would suggest.

this is my second time going natural so i’ve learned a few things about my hair. mostly, it’s super thick when it’s natural and super thin when it’s relaxed. i’d rather have thick hair. so no more creamy crack for me! my hair is also super curly. i never knew i had curly hair growing up but it is indeed curly. big ole coily spirals that pop out at you. the most annoying thing i’ve learned is that my hair is not a fan of holding patterns outside of curls. every time i try a twist out or braid out, my hair reverts to a big chunky fro. it’s a good thing i’m cute enough to rock a fro. can you imagine if that wasn’t a good look for me? disaster!

part of being a girl is taking pictures of yourself. it’s not vain, it’s personal validation. since this is my site, i’m going to post as many pictures of my self portraits as i want. here’s to me in all my natural hair glory!

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3 Comments

  1. I have recently moved here from Chicago. In Chicago, I could wear more than a fro. Here, that is all my hair will do. It is very disheartening.

    1. the struggle! i recently loc’d my hair because i was ready for a new hair adventure. but i can recommend my stylist. i’ve been going to her for about 4 years now and i love her, my hair loves her, and she’s pretty darn awesome. her salon is serenity corban.

      1. Thanks. I will give it some thought. My main reason for going natural was the expense I spent on my hair. After being natural, I actually loved the way my hair looked. Now…Maybe the expense of seeing a stylist will be worth it. Thanks, again.

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