If you’ve been reading along you saw me rejoice over my
Where did that come from?
It was a gift given to me from God, delivered via intuition.
Here’s how it happened:
I had done massive work to prep for my US Family Tour & LA Photoshoot.
The NIGHT before I was to leave home, my intuition started nudging me to…blow dry my super curly, natural black hair.
Wait. What?! Blow dry my hair.
Backtrack for those unfamiliar with black hair. It’s freaking complicated!
I spent most of my life with chemically straightened hair (“relaxed hair”).
Once I moved to Australia, I made the difficult (read life changing) decision to cut off ALL my hair because there was no one to continue to care for it here.
What a self worth journey THAT was!
What followed was two years of me learning, mostly through YouTube, how to care for my super dense, thick & curly natural hair to keep it healthy.
There are many different ways black women wear their hair, chemically straightened (called a relaxer), natural, underneath a wig, braided or weaved to add real or synthetic hair to name a few.
I was approaching a five figure photo shoot and I had absolutely no idea what to do with my hair so that it would fit the luxury look and feel I wanted.
So cue the universe, which tells me to… Blow dry my own hair at 9 PM the night before I fly out, even though I still have packing to do!
The difficulty of blow drying my hair, from its natural state, which I have never done even once before, would be analogous to a white woman deciding to give herself a perm, for the first time, the night before her travel.
Do I listen? Yes.