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Stages Of Dealing With Natural Hair

It may be hard, but you got this!

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1. THE BIG CHOP

YOU FINALLY DID IT! You chopped off all your hair and you're starting from the top. It was a big decision, but its done!
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YOU FINALLY DID IT! You chopped off all your hair and you're starting from the top. It was a big decision, but its done!

2. Hair product everywhere...

You buy as many natural hair care products as your bank account can afford.
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You buy as many natural hair care products as your bank account can afford.

3. Buy! Buy! Buy!

You buy as many accessories as you can to make your new haircut look good.
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You buy as many accessories as you can to make your new haircut look good.

4. Ready.Set.Go!

Now you're ready to take off on this journey!
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Now you're ready to take off on this journey!

5. BFF!!

YouTube becomes your best friend and you find a new world of hair tutorials.
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YouTube becomes your best friend and you find a new world of hair tutorials.

6. CUTE!

You find a few that are simple to do...
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You find a few that are simple to do...

7. You go girl! FIERCE!

...and you are just working this natural look.
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...and you are just working this natural look.

8. A few months go by and things are great until...

9. Awkward.

You reach the awkward length when twa styles don't really work and medium length styles don't either.
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You reach the awkward length when twa styles don't really work and medium length styles don't either.

10. Broke as a Joke

Eventually you realize all those products are too expensive and resort to DIY products
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Eventually you realize all those products are too expensive and resort to DIY products

11. Stress!!

It becomes too much to deal with...
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It becomes too much to deal with...

12. Wild and Freeee

You thought your hair would be fun and free...
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You thought your hair would be fun and free...

13. WRONG!

...but instead its really really time consuming and takes much more work than you assumed.
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...but instead its really really time consuming and takes much more work than you assumed.

14.

You contemplate if going natural was really worth it...
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You contemplate if going natural was really worth it...

15.

you even consider going back to the creamy crack.
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you even consider going back to the creamy crack.

16. Keeeeep Hooolding on

But you hold out and figure out different ways to cover up this awkward stage.
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But you hold out and figure out different ways to cover up this awkward stage.

17.

You get by with hats and sometimes manage to look cool.
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You get by with hats and sometimes manage to look cool.

18. Wrap it Up!

You no longer just wear your scarves around your neck.
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You no longer just wear your scarves around your neck.

19. Fierce Diva!

You're back to feeling fierce. *Snaps in Z formation*
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You're back to feeling fierce. *Snaps in Z formation*

20. Tender, Love, and Care

You realize natural hair is hard, but as long as you care for it properly eventually you will move past that awkward stage.
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You realize natural hair is hard, but as long as you care for it properly eventually you will move past that awkward stage.

21. Dream Big!

You'll get to the big and fluffy stage one day :-)
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You'll get to the big and fluffy stage one day :-)

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