Comrades, As a Southern African dweller it is with the utmost regret that I inform you that winter is not only coming, but is in fact here. Unlike in cities like Harare, Lusaka and Maputo; where winter predominately happens between the hours of 6:00pm & 6:00am (and doesn’t involve anyone wearing coats), winter in my adopted city of Johannesburg is a more menacing beast that involves single digit temperatures, skin cracking levels of dryness and sometimes snow *shudders*. What this means for us, my natural haired sisters? It means that should modify our hair regime and employ alternative strategies to our hair care, that I will share in this post. A luta continua, Major-General VimfromZim, Your Sister in the Natural Hair Trenches
I know in past posts I’ve stressed the importance of finding and exploring what works for you when it comes to your natural hair journey. I still believe in that. What I am sharing in today’s post is some hard limits that I’ve found do my tresses no good in bypassing or just plain ignoring.
Comrades, The mission you are about to undertake is not for the faint of heart. Those natural haired veterans who transitioned and joined this natural haired platoon long before you will reiterate that this aspect of your hair journey will, at the best of times, fill you with cold dread and have you losing hope in all that is good in this world. However, should you persevere and be patient over time you will acquire a patience and dexterity you did not know you possessed when it comes to washing your natural hair. A luta continua, Major-General VimfromZim, Your Sister in The Natural Hair Trenches