Category Archives: Getting Inspiration through others

Featured on Going Natural Video Diary

Good Afternoon Maicurlies,

Maicurls going natural.com

I am a member of Going Natural.com and I was asked to make a Hair Dairy of my hair journey by answering a few questions (I mentioned this a few months ago). Well, I went online last night and noticed that my video is up on their page! I just wanted to say Thank You to Miapress (Social Media Manager) of Going Natural.com for featuring my story on the site. Take a look at the video here and  please do take a gander at all the natural heads, videos and posts on the site there is a terrific collection of inspirational stories, models, information, images and much more!

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls

Over The Last 4 Years… Transitioning to Natural

Hi Maicurlies,

From my Transition to my Natural Curls

From my Transition to my Natural Curls

Last night I was reminiscing by going through photos of my friends, family and I and started going as far back as the year 2000! As I was going through the photos I kept on cringing the further back I went…why you ask? Well apart from some of my “fashion sense” which were questionable and cringe worthy at times… I noticed how my hair looked! Now I really do not know if at the time I was living in my own little bubble (I do remember not liking my hair at all) but I never seemed to be at the point where I wanted to hide indoors because of my hair. Although looking back now I maybe should have! Anyways so I was clicking through photos and decided to collect a few of them to make a sort of “montage of time” (I miss developing actual photos…technology!) 

I simply did this in the hopes that it might help motivate someone out there that is considering going natural, transitioning, recently Big Chopped or Newly Natural (perhaps even already Natural!) It is funny looking back at how my hair has changed since going natural. Apart from the obvious drastic improvement after I stopped using relaxers and actually taking care of my hair I notice a change from when I finally stopped using chemical dyes. I was a dye FREAK! I went through colors like people change clothes! It did have its toll on my hair which is why I personally choose to stop. Anyways ladies I think the pictures summarize what I am trying to say :)! 

So if anyone is reading this and is in need of a little inspiration…I hope this will be a form of comfort. I started out with what I now call a bit of dry, brittle, fragile, thin and strangely colored straw-like hair (after my last relaxer and transition) to what I proudly call Maicurlz!!! 😀

I have posted the same picture in a new page under the “Mai Hair Journey” Tab called – ‘(2009 – 2013) Summary Look’ but added some details of each row. 

I would LOVE to hear from you! What has your experience been? Have you gone through photos too? Are you considering going natural? Transitioning? Big Chopping for 2014? Let me know! 

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls

Finding and/or Giving Help/Inspiration/Guidance through forums!

Good Morning Maicurlies,

Whether you are considering going natural, transitioning, newly natural or  a natural veteran, the sources of help out there (online) really are endless. I wish I had known this when I was going through my transition. I do not know why I did not consider going online or realize that I am NOT the only one going through this. So ladies I just wanted to make a quick post about the forums I have joined. Before I get into that, there are not enough words I can use to describe how inspiring the forums are! There are so many wonderful people on there that it can even be a little overwhelming! I love how connected you can get to people, share experiences, learn from one another, look at stunning photos for “hairspiration”. Apart from learning new things another aspect I personally love is sharing my information with people and perhaps providing motivation to someone!

I actually like the somewhat “smaller” forums just because I feel like I get to know the people on there a little better but I have joined both large and small communities.

So without further adu here are the forums I have joined:

Napturally Curly

NapturallyCurly

Hairlista

Hairlista

Curl Friends City

Curl Friends City

Thirsty Roots Community

Thirsty Roots Community

Black Girl Long Hair

Black Girl Long Hair

Going Natural

Going Natural

Naturally Curly

NaturallyCurly

Like I said above it doesn’t matter if you have been a natural head for years or if you are just playing with the idea…you will find people out there willing to help, talk, share and inspire! (These are just some of the forums online – the ones I have joined so far)

Have a nice day!

Maicurls

Maicurls