Love your Natural Hair (featuring Jessica Lyles and Nzinga-Ain)
My Natural hair, Loved. Hey all, I feel blessed and proud each time I prepare the entries for this series.
‘My natural hair, loved’ is a weekly blog series posted each Tuesday. The aim of this series is to showcase the beauty of natural hair as well as the self-love and confidence that is achieved from it.
Your natural hair is much more than a style. Your natural hair should be loved.
Today we are being joined by two fellow mental health bloggers and they have interesting stories to share. Do Enjoy.
The writers used the following Questions as a guide:
- What is the state of your natural hair?
- When did you go natural and why?
- What do you love most about natural hair?
- Share some advice for people considering to go natural.
- Tell us about you or your work/blog.
Story 1: Jessica Lyles
My name is Jessica Lyles but you can Just Call Me Jess. My hair is currently mid-length Type 4c (I think). I went natural a few years ago because I wanted something different and I wanted to embrace my natural beauty more. I was going through a self-love challenge and wanted to be all in! I love being natural! I actually love how versatile it is. I felt so limited when my hair was relaxed but now I can style it in so many ways.
I want my natural hair to send the message “your black is beautiful, not just some parts but all of you”! I want black women to know they are beautiful if they have relaxed or natural hair.
My advice to someone going natural is to NOT listen to the naysayers. The same individuals that told me I needed to perm my hair were the same ones shocked at how healthy, full and versatile my hair is now. Be you!
I currently work as a mental health and addictions counselor. I blog part time at CallHerJess and have many posts related to motivation and mental health with occasional lifestyle topics.