Debunking Natural Hair Myths

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Ever heard someone say something about natural hair and you’re like whatttttt??? Where did you get that from? Well today we are debunking such myths and providing free common sense (lol) to all

Myth 1- Natural hair doesn’t grow!

My answer to this is quite simple: look at anyone who big chopped and their hair now? What is that you say? yh I will wait! Whilst it may be true that for some hair types it’s difficult to retain length, the mere fact that your hair grew from when you cut it is an indication of growth! So your ultimate length is tailbone, floor sweeping hair but that doesn’t mean your shoulder length hair is not growing. Up to some extent your hair length is determined by genetics, after you hit a certain length and it seems your hair is no longer growing, it maybe because you reached your peak. I’m sure you can grow past this length with a healthy hair regime, proper diet and maybe even growth supplements! (Check out my posts on oils and pills  for hair growth)

Take a look at this vintage pic of me back in 2011 when I first big chopped! Compared to this pic of me 2 months ago after I got a bit scissor happy (lol, please excuse my face, I had woken up not too long ago!) you can also take a look at countless of hair journeys on YouTube as well.


Dec 2011
July 2015














Myth 2- if you wear wigs, weaves, braids, you’re not natural!

I’m sorry, this is plain stupidity! Why would an extension make my hair not natural? So what hair did we have when we had relaxed hair and wore our weaves/wigs? Wigs/weaves etc are a protective style that anyone wears when they want a break from their own hair. It also provides versatility in terms of heat styling and colouring that most people won’t want on their own hair e.g. I will never bleach my hair but I don’t mind bleaching my extensions. I have a thriving collection of wigs lol (Check under the virgin hair tab for reviews) which seem to increase each year and look, I still have my 4c hair underneath! Whereas I completely stay away from weaves for personal reasons, it doesn’t mean when a natural gets her weave done, her natural hair is magically going to change!

one of my fav wigs
one of my fav wigs


Myth 3- if you colour or straightened your hair, you’re not natural!

Ok with this I can understand where the person is coming from when they say this but I feel like it’s taken out of context. In our community, natural hair is the absence of permanently chemically straightened hair right? As in the use of relaxers so that the hair that grows out of your scalp and the hair on your head are two completely different structures and textures. Take a look at this picture back in 2011 when I was cutting my relaxed ends off, you can see the completely different textures (boy, I’m really digging deep for these pictures lol)

getting there anndddddddddddddddddddd
you can see the difference in textures Dec 2011


relaxed hair
completely relaxed hair, Feb 2011


If you want to be technical, nobody on earth has completely natural hair because all our shampoos, conditioners, leave in conditioners etc have chemicals we add to our hair and will affect its chemistry but it doesn’t straighten/ drastically change the texture because that’s not what it’s supposed to do. When a natural colours their hair, all they have done is add colour to the hair and not chemically straightened their hair. The same for straightening, I have temporarily re arranged certain bond structures in my hair so that it’s laying ‘flat’ or straight instead of curly or coily. It will easily revert back with the addition of water.

I am going to leave it here because I don’t want this post to be too long but I will be back for part 2! What are some of the common myths you hear about natural hair that makes you wonder if there is still hope for humankind lol. Leave your thoughts below. Also do you agree with my answers? What are you thoughts on the myths above? I would love to hear from you!

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Until next time



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Sarah Fynn

Hello there and welcome to my blog! My name is Sarah Fynn and I am the creator of this blog. So a bit about me, I LOVE travelling, all things hair and beaut. I love LOVE science! This blog came about as I began to transition to natural hair way back in 2011(Well it isn’t that long ago really lol). This blog will focus on 4 main areas Natural Hair. This area will have a diverse range of topics e.g. product reviews and recommendations, tips, advice and virgin hair review (my go to protective style) Lifestyle. This area is mainly poetry, inspiration and anything that doesn’t quite fit the other 3 areas Events. This is self-explanatory really. I will be covering events for my blog about natural hair, beauty and fashion or the odd event I find interesting Travel. Of course I will be bringing you posts on my adventures around the world! One of my goals is go to every single country! My travel posts may not be as regular as I would like (money problems lol) so in the meantime I will be talking about how to budget/plan and organise a trip! With any area, my aim is to INSPIRE you to either travel or go to an event even if it’s you alone, or to let you know your natural hair journey CAN BE SIMPLE! (Eek! I will try my bestest with that part)! Here you will find simple and straight forward information without the technical jargon or wooh-tah (seriously don’t you just hate that?) So don’t be a stranger and SUBSCRIBE its free. I make sure I post regularly unless I have had a very stressful week/month. Leave any comments or drop me an email to say hi, I would love to hear from you. If you’re a company/blogger and you’re interested in working with me, believe I want to too! Drop me an email if I don’t get to you first lol (I hope that doesn’t sound creepy) Email- Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day. Love Sarah.

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