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



Kora Naturals

Hey my loves

Here is another natural UK based product collection worth thinking about.

Kora naturals provide handmade natural skincare products with Shea butter. They provide both skincare and hair care goodies, so let’s jump straight into the collections



  1. Unrefined pure Shea butter
  2. Virgin coconut oil
  3. Coconut and Shea whipped body butter
  4. Lip balm

Hair care

  1. Luscious locks Shea hair butter
  2. Dry hair and scalp treatment balm
  3. Shea hair oil
  4. Hair serum
  5. Conditioning Shea shampoo

If you love Shea butter, I think by now it’s safe to say every natural does lol, it’s worth having a look. I may be working with this company soon and hopefully I can bring you a review shortly after. The products are reasonable priced and in the UK! No more waiting for products from the US!

They also have an exciting bunch of new products soon such as green tea and Shea scrub (hmm) and more butters ( I know we love we different scents!), keep an eye out for those!

For more information or to make a purchase, please visit their website>>

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Until next time







Hey guys, welcome back

As promised this is the second post on the dark and lovely au naturale hair products.  The first post on their moisture L.O.C. collection can be viewed here>> .Their anti-shrinkage line promises to reduce shrinkage and elongate your curls. I mean if you have type 4 hair especially you know about shrinkage #shrinkageisreal. Some of us, aka me lol wants to avoid shrinkage as much as possible. I mean I don’t mind a little bit of shrinkage but not full blown shrinkage if you know what I mean. My hair is VERY prone to tangles and breakage when it shrinks and I really don’t have the time to detangling etc.

Anyway this collection has a lot of products, mostly styling products so let’s get into it

  1. Beyond gentle and sulfate free wash
  2. Knout out conditioner
  3. Cleansing conditioner
  4. Easy twist gel and butter
  5. Coil moisturizing soufflé
  6. No crunch nourishing pomade
  7. Knot out conditioner
  8. Slick slip leave in conditioner
  9. 10 in 1 styles gelee
  10. Hydrating soak shampoo
  11. Sheen sealing nectar
  12. Curl defining crème glaze

So yes, it’s definitely a big one, unfortunately I can’t show all the pictures lol, because I am actually running out of space on my WordPress storage lool.  Some of the products can be purchased from British Curlies>>

Time for some reviews





What’s the verdict? Let me know what you guys think. Are you using this line, if so what is your experience so far? So the 3rd and final collection is their anti-breakage collection which will be coming soon.

Until then