I am sure you’ve heard this expression or have been told before to “STAY in my lane”.
A little harsh, right?
However, when you think of it, it’s probably for the better.
Throughout your natural hair journey, you’ll watch naturalistas on YouTube, achieving certain styles, techniques on their hair. Or even by just following me, I am sure that you’ve thought to yourself: “I want my hair to be JUST LIKE HERS”.
This is where I am going to need you to “STAY IN YOUR LANE!”.
This journey comes in different phases, especially when you are starting with your TWA (Teenie Weenie Afro), getting to that awkward stage/length and then blossoming into that big afro and gorgeous length.
Throughout each of these stages, I am going to ask you to focus on achieving styles or looks that suit the current stage at which your hair currently is.
Trying to achieve a style that works perfectly on longer hair on your short hair is just setting yourself for failure and frustration.
I am able to speak on this because I personally coach myself with these words: “staying in my lane”.
There are numerous natural hair styles that I am dying to do on my hair and cannot wait to rock them when my hair is at the point where it’ll look just as great and bomb as I’ve seen it on others.
So my darling, please don’t be offended when I ask you to stay in your lane.
What I need you to focus on at this time is the following:
– Setting your routine: weekly or biweekly schedule (whatever works for you)
– Hair Maintenance: shampooing, deep conditioning or hot oil treatments
– Hair Care: keeping your hair moisturized, trimming your ends, getting your hair on a healthy track
– LAST but not least, OWN your look, OWN your beautiful and rock styles that suit the different stages of your hair.
In hopes of inspiring you, see my journey below throughout my different stages so far.
“Everything has its time” ~ Unknown
Apply it to your journey and I promise you, you’ll thank me later!
2 thoughts on “STAY in your lane!”
You are so right about staying in your lane and focusing on YOUR hair. I had to do that with my new short hair do and when I first went natural otherwise you turn into a product junkie. Thank you for sharing and I love your blog.
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Not only will you turn into a product junkie but you’ll be extremely frustrated and disappointed with trying to achieving looks that currently do not work for you. Thanks for stopping by ❤