*The photos above show my hair this year! As you can see, although my hair is still long, it pretty much appears that my hair is at a stand still.*
Ok…Maybe not Youtube, but the title does have a ring to it! LOL!
I know that this my sound totally crazy, but I was inspired to write this blog due to my recent hair war. Yes, it is an all out war now! We are in the middle of a full battle, blowing up hair products and all! It’s going down!
This year has been my worse year in managing my hair. I feel like early this year I was really trying to focus on low manipulation, but my videos were becoming repetitive and just plain boring! So, I went back to the old me and starting delivering those styles again. I do enjoy that though. Who wants to be a boring natural??? Not meeee! It is nothing like doing a cute style and sharing it on Youtube for everyone to put their own twist on it! I know the struggle of not knowing what to do with natural hair, so I love sharing ideas! I just refuse to accept that we can not have fun with our hair. That’s another blog though!
Anyways…I’ve been able to deliver my hairstyles again, but oh gooosh, this requires me to leave my hair out so much. Forget low manipulation, I feel like my hands are always in my head. I was watching Naptural85 recently on her vlog, and she mentioned how she is not able to wear her low manipulation styles for a long period of time either due to her video making. I wanted to jump through the screen and high five her…like giiiiiirl!
So, I decided with starting off next year I will do better. Nothing is totally impossible in my opinion. It may not be in the form or the way you want it, but there is always a way to work things out. So, what I decided to do is re do my entire schedule as far as recording and uploading. Moving around these dates and times so that my subscribers get quality videos, but my hair gets a nice and needed rest. In between recording I will be wearing two strand twist for three weeks straight each month. I will be sharing more details on my new regimen in January. I am truly trying to get back to the basics. Oh yeah…also the new products I have been working with. I will be blogging about that soon!
So, I just wanted to share this with you, so that you know even us “natural hair vloggers” (refusing to call myself a guru LOL!) struggle with our hair too. We have setbacks, we have challenges, we have times we have to start all over again. So, don’t let the magic of Youtube (the world of showing only what you want) trick you into thinking something must be wrong with you, because we all have perfect hair! NOT!
I feel like I am definitely an expert on my hair, but sometimes I can admit that I don’t follow my own rules.
So, tell me about any setbacks you have had during your journey?