Personal Opinion

Perm Debate p2

So I created a dialog a few weeks on my personal facebook page. It was in order to gage the day to day person and their natural hair experience. Here is the link to the dialog of the conversation.

“What are the worst things about being natural? Why do you get perms? I need some honest feedback so I can prep for this next blog.”

Posted by Maelan Taylor on Friday, January 8, 2016

I am going to split the conversations into several discussions and it will not be overwhelming.

“Worst things about being natural: 1. Finding the right product. Knowing what look you want to achieve and know which products to apply to obtain the look. 2. Being patient with your hair. Allowing time for growth, and change in texture/pattern. Why do you get perms? Well I know longer get perms. I’ve been natural for 3 years now. Perms where more manageable in my opinion but being natural is certainly healthier for my hair. There was a clear difference in growth when I made the decision to be natural. ” – Lauren N.

b0346436a39a967f45354a91bac98037I personally can attest to the difficulty in trying to find a suitable product. That was one of the reasons why I wanted to create a blog that was simple down to earth. It was extremely difficult to find straightforward answers with so many different choices. I have visited multiple sites and the one thing that I found most frustrating was when I would try to find something to just tell me what shampoo and tell me what conditioner. Then when I started to get into looking and seeing what shampoo and conditioner it more so sound like a sales pitch no one wanted to give me the pros and cons of the actual item and it just became even more complex than when I started. So if there wasn’t one then I’m going to make one because I can’t be the only person that feels this way.

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The second question or comment that was made by Lauren was that patience was one of the most frustrating things she’s had to deal with. This is one of those things that just takes place that can’t be altered and can’t be changed. However you can definitely try and make it a more pleasant experience by taking pictures and keeping track of how well your hair does grow. Don’t wait an entire month to take a picture, it could be something as simple as every week. Take a picture if you’re doing your hair and just keeping up with what it looks like on wash day. I guarantee you after about 3 weeks which in turn would be no more than three pictures you’ll definitely see a slight change but do this for about 3 months which is just 12 pictures and we all have more than 12 selfies in our phone. You’ll be able to compare how much progress is made in 3 months and you’ll be motivated to keep going and keep going and keep going. I’m going to continue this particular dialogue series I made change the name however I do want to continue to talk about this. Make sure that if you have any  additional questions that need to be answered ASK I am here to fulfill it.

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