Kaylan Mary in Atlanta,
In 2018, when I started growing out my hair after shaving off the sides, it entered a transitioning phase following the perms and heat that I was constantly putting on it over the years. That's when I decided to cut off all my damaged hair and go natural. I told myself I was going to try to not put as much heat on my hair. That's when protective styles became my go-to.
I had braids going into quarantine, but once they started to get a little frizzy, I decided it was time to take them out. With all the beauty supply stores closed, I knew I was going to have to rock my natural hair for the remainder of the time. It’s definitely not something I’m used to. I was a little overwhelmed and discouraged at first, but eventually I was ready to take on the challenge.
As I take the time to do research on products and techniques that will let my hair flourish, I’ve learned new things about my hair that I didn’t know before. Protective styles will still be my go-to, but quarantine has taught me how to properly take care of my hair, and that’s something I will carry for the rest of my life.