Naturally a Pearl

Life is made up of a few moments all strung together like pearls. Each moment is a pearl.

Joyce Hifler

As I was making this headband, I thought about when I transitioned to my natural hair. Hence the inspiration for this post.

However, if you want to see the tutorial check out the video above.

This headband took less than ten minutes and was super easy to make. Plus it looked great.

All you need is;

  • A glue gun
  • Headband of your choice or make one
  • Assorted sizes of pearls

Then check out the video

Here is a life changing moment that cultivated the pearl you see today.

I began the process of reverting to my natural hair since April 2013. I had just lost my father to cancer and needed to change things around in my life. It has been a challenging yet rewarding journey. Once you release the stereotypes and unbox social constraints, the freedom to let your hair down is always exhilarating.

I still remember the day I cut off the last bits of my chemically altered hair. I’ve never cut, colored or done any major alterations to my hair before this. I’ve always been content being a ‘plain Jane’. Nonetheless, it was a life changer then, and I’ve never looked back since.

It felt natural to return to my natural hair. Nonetheless, I still had some major fears. Questions continually filled my mind; Would it grow back? How does my natural hair look? How do I style it? Would I like it?

However, these questions all faded with time. My hair grew just as long as the chemically treated hair or even longer. I grew to love my hair unconditionally. Although at times it feels like I have to scream at my hair to whip it into shape, it’s all mine and after being reintroduced, I’ve strived to never disappoint it.

Throughout society, there’s always been a struggle of what ‘good hair’ should look like. Returning to my natural hair was a step in the direction of going against those stereotypes because I chose to love my hair even if no one else did. Now, thankfully, natural hair has become a phenomenon that I hope stays.

Almost six years later, and (I’m as in love) I’m more in love with it now, than I was from day one. My hair is naturally a pearl.


We don’t go natural, we return. Natural is where it began

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