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5 hair reasons to go natural



Eyes closed… zaaaap! Back to the 70’s, when very skimpy skirts, really high platform shoes and bell bottomed trousers (for the men) are the must haves of this time. A stare across the road reveals a cluster of women clad in these outfits with glorious thick afro hair, symbolic of the black pride, that can only be straightened with combs (metal off course) put over a red hot stove.

Splaaash! Back to 2015…with the fab weaves, skinny pants or pencil skirts and pointees. While straight or curly permed hair remains the most popular styling choice, a small but growing number of black women are ”going natural” again.

Some may consider this a backward or uncivilised move. However, the blend of benefits that come with going natural are appetising.

· Ever struggled with hair breakage? Going natural is the antidote to that as it reduces hair breakage translating to hair growth.

· With natural hair comes a bouquet of styling options when compared with permed hair (Find styling options below).

· The ozone layer is not the only victim of industrialisation, even your hair is a victim with the many chemicals pumped into perm products, hence a campaign to go natural using less products that are mostly organic.

· With the heat that comes with our highly dense and tropical region, natural hair is the way to go because it is more hot weather tolerant.

· Styling natural hair is more pocket friendly especially in the times we find ourselves, economically.

The great news is, you can move with the band and transition to natural hair, without doing the “big chop”.

Although some have predicted that the pendulum will swing back to permed hair in no time, we just be rocking and rolling the afro centric looks for as long as they are in.

– Story by Vuakpor Ojo

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