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Painter: Ash the Painter

“Take the kinks out of your mind, not your hair!” -Marcus Garvey

Get your mind out of the gutter! I am talking about HAIR…the crown on your head. I love a kink, a curl, and a messy (non-straight) looking hairdo. It looks like happiness, it feels like freedom, and it screams joy. Don’t get me wrong I also like it straight too. I particularly like how versatile textured hair can be.

PSA: I LOVE MY HAIR!!!! In honor of my birthday today, I am grateful to be here another year, and I am blessed to have finally learned three big things I have wanted to know since I was a little girl: how to love yourself unconditionally, how to eat and live a healthy lifestyle, how to attract and maintain a healthy, happy relationship, and finally how to take care of and grow healthy, long, beautiful black hair!

Since I was a little girl I recognized I had wavy curls whenever I washed my hair. I would buy product after product in search of the perfect one for my hair. And I failed most of the time. I had no clue what I was doing. Although I loved natural hair…home girl was at a lost. So, I would always go back to relaxed and bone straight because it was easier to manage, and nobody else I knew was rocking their hair like that. It eventually got to a point where I stopped really caring. I simply did not know how to take care of it. I gave up and that’s when breakage, dryness, and hot messiness kicked in!

Finally, on this day I finally feel liberated. Finally free. Finally educated on how to take care of my hair! Most importantly I have learned that loving and caring for my natural hair requires PATIENCE because it brings with it many frustrations and plenty of joys like anything else in life. But, I do know that everywhere I look on the street, online, on TV, in pictures there are other sistah’s rocking their kinks and curls and they are stunning!

I feel as though what I had seen and loved about kinky, curly, messy, hair all along has now been appreciated, celebrated, and uplifted by thousands of women of color everywhere! Not only are we falling in love with our hair follicles, but others can see it as well. “NATURAL HAIR AND DON’T CARE” is my new slogan. Why should I hide behind a relaxer? It is nothing relaxing about your scalp burning in that salon or your hair never growing past your neck! Nope, that is actually depressing. That is actually a thing of the past ladies. THERE IS WAY TOO MUCH INFORMATION OUT THERE FOR US NOT TO KNOW HOW TO TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES, ESPECIALLY THE NATURAL HAIR THAT GROWS OUT OF OUR HEADS!

With the proper education, hair regimen, and products any gal could be on her way to healthy, beautiful, long hair. Really the first step I learned is learning to love the hair that you have. Then make it a priority to take care of it like you would your own body! Create a regimen with the right tools for success. Next is to find products that match your hair type and work well for you.

In honor of my birthday and the start of my new hair journey Regal Realness is offering a Giveaway sponsored by Rapunzel the Future Hair.

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