Growing up in the Dominican culture, often times we are not taught to embrace our natural hair. Typically, if your hair is not straight and silky (European-like) it is most likely considered to be “bad hair” (“pelo malo”/ “pajon”). These terms were often referenced way too many times that one would be desensitized to these words. This is why I always happened to have my hair blow-dried at all times.
With a combination of breakage, perming, heat damage and excessively dying my hair throughout the years, my hair eventually started to fall off. It was beyond over processed. I wore weaves/extensions and it made my hair even worse. I honestly thought I would never get my hair back until I started doing research and became obsessed with natural hair.
It was so liberating to finally be natural (or as I should say: “return to my roots”) and let go of that veil and just be me. I have been on this natural hair journey since 2013 and I’ve never looked back! I hope to inspire or motivate many women to embrace their hair and I hope my blog will help anyone who is on the same journey.
Check out my hair journey video below for some inspiration :).