loquitamel asked: I just went natural a couple of days ago. Do you have any advice or hairstyles that you would suggest? (Alternatively, are there any videos that were really helpful for you?) I'm sorry if you've gotten this ask before, but I feel clueless.
Oo! Newly Natural : ) First off congrats! You’ve just joined a really cool and welcoming group of people! Prepare yourself for random conversations with total strangers about shea products and co washes and the benefits of henna treatments and so much more! I’ve been playing around with the idea of making a few hair tutorials on youtube because I get these kind of questions a lot and it’d be easier to just direct all you to my youtube channel, but that hasn’t happened yet. Maybe someday! In the meantime, there are a bunch of resources at your disposal. A bunch. I don’t know how long your hair is (TWA, afro, BAAfro) so I don’t know how much help I can be with hairstyles, but in regards to just taking care of your hair in general I’d give these links a shot:
http://www.curlynikki.com/ I was all up on those forums trying to figure things out when I cut my hair in the beginning of the summer! Great product reviews too.
http://www.lovebrownsugar.com/ More fashion news orientated than natural hair orientated, but there’s a sections on No Heat Styling for natural hair and lots of style inspiration!
http://www.theculturepine.com/ Look at the sidebar and there’re great protective and transitional styles and tutorials that’ll help you out!
http://www.makeyourmrk.com/tagged/beauty She does really cool DIYs and hair styling tips! Plus I really like her theme : )
http://naturalhairproblems.tumblr.com/ Hilarious. You will absolutely relate! I laugh every time I go on here! There are awesome shirts for sale on this website, and product review as well.
This is a really long answer to your question and I hope it helps! Personally, I can’t call myself an expert AT ALL because even though technically I’ve been transitioning since middle school, I only really became aware of natural hair and what it meant to actually TAKE CARE of my natural hair instead of just hiding it with weaves and braids this summer. As in a few months ago. : ) That being said, I’ve learned a little bit and if you have any more questions don’t hesitate to ask. I’m serious!