Hairstyle 1: Crochet Braids – Water Wave (and other bulk hair)

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Protect it. Love it. Protective styling generally refers to…you guessed it…protecting your natural hair. Since afro-textured hair is actually pretty fine (for the most part) and fragile, it needs a break every now and again. Protective styles protect your ends from the elements and from drying out. Crochet braids are my favorite go-to protective style.  They are easy to do and (most importantly for braids) easy to take out. And individuals with practically any length hair can wear them. Bonus: they take less than half the time to put in than traditional box braids, micros, or Senegalese! PLUS, you can…

Welcome to the Journey

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Welcome (again) to D’aller Naturel!  Literally translated, it means “Going Natural.”  That’s exactly what I’m doing–going natural. After receiving several burns to the scalp and developing permanent scars, I decided that it may be time to stop relaxing my hair.  For those of you who don’t know, relaxing (like perming) is a chemical process to get naturally curly/kinky hair straight. Trust me–this decision hurt.  Literally and figuratively. Relaxing has always been the easier option, the cheaper option, and the quickest option.  But it may not have been the right option (for my head).  So…my natural hair journey begins.   I…