The Struggle of my Natural Hair Movement

If you’re natural and you know it, clap your hands!

A few months ago, I started discussing my Natural Hair Movement (& Struggle), with a few sessions on my journey. You can find all of those here:

Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 | Mini Session

Caught up? Great, it’s about to get real around here because I nearly gave up this week. Over the last few months, I’ve been having a serious love/hate relationship with my curly locks. They just haven’t been cooperating with me and the struggle has been incredibly real – so real that I dropped an unbelievable bomb on the man.

Brace yourselves, because this is real. I mentioned after a morning of attempting to tame the mess on my head that I was going to go and get a perm relaxer THE CREAMY CRACK.

The world stopped and I felt the wrath of my sweet husband rain down on me. How dare I even think about taming the mess on my head by caving into the creamy crack? Why on earth would I even suggest that? The threats of shaving his beard were hurled at me! He made sure to make me fully aware that he would not tolerate any of my complaining with the additional maintenance time I would need to style my hair in the morning.

It took a Friday night dinner with Mia and Stephanie to encourage me that maybe I need a fresh start with my hair.

This is where Naturally Divine Beauty (NBD) saved my hair sanity.

Late on Friday evening, I scheduled a product consultation and shampoo & go to regain my confidence in my natural hair. Upon my arrival on Saturday afternoon, Melanie (Manager and Stylist of NDB) was attentive to all of my hair care needs, requests, and my worries that I’ve had on my journey. As we were evaluating what products would work best for my hair, I was pointed in the direction of a particular haircare line called OBIA Natural. This worked out perfectly, because Obia was in store filming a video on the importance of trimming your hair. I was able to ask questions about the products with the creator and really get a feel for the process that goes into each of her products.

My OBIA Natural Haircare Products

Coconut Shea Shampoo Bar | Babassu Deep Conditioner |Twist Whip Butter | Curl Hydration Spray

After my product consultation and information session with Obia from OBIA Natural Haircare, Melanie dived into a nice shampooing, deep conditioning, and the hair cut.

It was exactly what my hair and ego needed to stop feeling like I was way over my head on this team natural kick. The entire time I was getting my hair treated and trimmed, Melanie was helpful in providing suggestions on everything I needed to know to keep me away from the creamy crack.

We discussed styling options, how often I should be shampooing/deep conditioning my hair, and reducing the manipulation of my precious strands. All in all, I left Naturally Divine Beauty with a little extra pep in my step and ready to reconquer my natural hair care journey.

I’m here, I’m back, and I’m ready to tackle my hair victories for the year.

1. Health of Hair

2. Consistent Hair Regime

3. Less Manipulation

Team Natural since 2010 and clearly, I’ve got good people who won’t let that change.


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  • Reply Stephanie

    Friends don’t let friends do the creamy crack!!!

    January 26, 2015 at 8:43 pm
    • Reply Sevi Ware

      Thanks to you and Mia, I went home and made that appointment. The creamy crack was sounding very delightful after the struggle with my hair!!

      January 26, 2015 at 8:47 pm
  • Reply Chiara

    I don’t know how many times I have used different products in my hair (organic this and that…paraben free and that…what does that even mean?!?) I still don’t have a solid hair product I go to. That shampoo bar looks rad. I need to hunt for some new products…

    January 26, 2015 at 9:15 pm
    • Reply Sevi Ware

      I have been the exact way! Trying a number of different products, just to send up switching to something else with bottles half full. This is definitely a new chapter for my hair care. Let me know if you find a product!

      January 26, 2015 at 9:33 pm
  • Reply Whitney

    Glad you were able to get some help and reassurance. Its important to remember that in the natural world there is no ONE definitive roadmap. Everyone is different and so it their hair. Good luck girl!

    January 27, 2015 at 12:14 pm
  • Reply Audra S.

    You are such a natural beauty and I love your hair! If I have a mixed babyone day, you will have to help me with ethnic hair!!

    January 27, 2015 at 2:17 pm
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