I was going to university, had just moved out on my own, and had no money for anything extra. So I had to stop relaxing my hair.
Instead, I started braiding my hair and adding extensions. Easier on my wallet (or pocketbook for all you Yankees out there), but hell on my poor little edges. I started losing my already-thin hair and panicked. I had to do something, but what?
Then in about 2009, I stumbled across richeau on YouTube, who was talking about Oyin Handmade, Karen’s Body Beautiful, and other hair products made with natural ingredients. I was immediately drawn into the “Team Natural” world! I started learning how to embrace and care for my hair just as it is.
I haven’t looked back since…