I am actually really excited to share this post with y’all because I feel like it’s coming of self-post. For the past three years or so, I’ve been wearing my hair in wigs, weaves, crochets, braids, YOU NAME IT! While 50% of the reason why I always wore those styles were for convenience, the other 50% was a mix of the following:
- I didn’t think my 4b textured hair was good enough. My parents (even to this day) look at my natural hair, and they always say “You would look so good with a perm. At the age of 9, I got my first relaxer, so there’s that.
- I didn’t know how to take care of it. Again, I have the thickest thin hair that I know. In fact, most days I legit want to cut it off and wear a wig. I didn’t have proper knowledge of the do’s and don’ts of my hair. I would simply see my hair stylist and kinda go with the flow. There was no real care for my hair underneath.
- EVERYONE GOT BUNDLES, AND THEY LOOK FLAWLESS– SO THERE’S THAT!
While I do not plan on giving up wigs, weaves, crochets, braided up do’s, you know the whole 9, I never really have my natural hair a chance. That’s where The Loft Hair Studio comes in. Before I tell you about the life-changing experience that I had at the Loft Hair Studio, let me give you a little background:
The Loft Hair Studio is professionally owned and managed by Sharita Payton. While the Loft Studio is equipped to do all types of styles and hair types, Sharita truly believes in the magic of your own crown. In an interview conducted by Curly Nikki, Sharita states, “The most important reason I would say I shifted my business is helping more women of color to embrace their natural textures. I feel the biggest reason we don’t is the fear of the unknown. Most of us are not sure what our natural texture is or what to do with it. I get people who sit in my chair and say they don’t even know what their natural hair looks like because their parents started relaxing their hair at 10, 11, 12 years of age. Many can only go based off of childhood pictures which is very telling of where we come from.”
So when Sharita contacted me about visiting The Loft Hair Studio, I was intrigued…but not all the way sold. First off, when I usually see naturals in commercials, they have super loose and “manageable” tresses. When I look at my hair, I see short, thick, and harsh hair. I kept thinking to myself, how is this gonna turn out? What Hail Mary miracle is going to come out of this. But read on….
When she first saw my hair, I was a little embarrassed. But as Sharita started to assess my hair, she said, “ALL YOU NEED IS SOME MOISTURE AND SOME TLC.” I laughed a little bit when she said that because my hair has been through all types of damage. From prolonged weave wear with no maintenance to color and heat damage…you name it. But after all was said and done, I was IMPRESSED! I never thought in a million years that my hair could curl, look as full as it did, and it even went back to its original color.
So here’s my play by play at the Loft Hair Studio!
(super dry, kinda crusty)
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Y’all see how moist my hair is? Amazing! I honestly gave up on my curls because I didn’t think I had any!
Sharita, the Curl Whisperer!
She made it sound so easy! Seriously, I was so happy!
A huge thank you to Sharita for tending to my curls and showing me that I don’t have to go through a whole big chop. If I just work with what I have now with the proper care, anything is possible!
Want to learn more about The Loft Hair Studio? Hear to their IG where you can find real-timeupdates —> https://www.instagram.com/theloftmedford/
And check out her Facebook as well! –> https://www.facebook.com/theloftmedford/
Til next time,