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What relationship do you have with your hair?

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Healthy Afro-textured hair is both beautiful, versatile and allows us to marvel in its unique creativity that was made just for us. Each head is unique just like the person it’s attached to. However, many of us are unable to see the true beauty of our hair, as the care that we are providing is not meeting its individual needs for it to look and feel at its best.

History has impacted on the relationship that we have with our hair, both spiritually and the physical care and time that we provide. My other blogs provide information and education to begin to understand the science of our hair and the care that it needs.

Below are some questions for you to reflect about the relationship that you have with your hair and how this is then connected to the care or lack of care that it gets from you:

1. Spiritual and Emotional Connection with our hair. Reflections about how you view your hair.

  • A special part of ‘You’ that reflects your cultural identity?
  • Something separate from you, feeling no connection to your hair?
  • Feeling disheartened with how your hair looks and not wanting to show your hair to the outside world?

2. Reflections about the physical connection with our hair, part of self-care?

  • Do you see your hair as an important aspect of your self-care?
  • Understanding that your hair needs to be cared for and nurtured.
  • Do you understand the importance of a healthy nutritional diet and exercise regimen for healthy hair?

2. Reflections about the value and time that you allocate for the love and care of your hair needs- special time allocated to ‘You’ and your hair.

  • Do you have a consistent healthy hair care regimen?
  • Is this time protected time for yourself? And protected time for the care of your hair?

What was the outcome of your reflections? What changes do you need to make to develop a healthy and loving relationship with your hair?

I would love to hear from you, leave a comment below or send me a message to let me know what changes you will be making.

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