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Afro Puff Comparison


I happened to be one of “those people” that get a little motivated when I can physically see progress. Not to say that if I am not seeing results, I’m not happy, its just a little more…exciting? I guess?


I happened to be bored last night. After a long day, I came home and needed to do something with my wool. I had worn it in a huge puff earlier because it was being resistant to a tam-er style. My hair tangles SO badly that I CANNOT leave it loose for too long without tangles and knots appearing everywhere. I decided that I would put two french braids in it and wear it neatly tucked away for about a week.

Wrong. Fail. Disaster. *insert more ugly words here*

It took me TWENTY MINUTES to add a part down the center of my head. On top of that…MY HAIR WAS ACTUALLY DETANGLED!

Who does that?!

I can remember going to the salon when I was relaxed and the stylists threatening to charge me extra because my hair tangled so badly after a wash & condition.

Ok, so anyhow…I realized no french braids for me. But since we had the part accomplished, lets play around in it! I decided to put my hair in afro puffs, which I love, BTW. I was so shocked and amazed at how much my hair had grown! I decided to dig and find an older pic of me to compare. The comparison pics gave me a slight smug. So happy to see this tangled forest grow! I took a front and sideview pic. The sideview pic absolutely astonished me. Is it wrong to say that your own hair is gorg? I may as well. I spend every other word fussing at it for its lack of cooperation.

Do you often compare your hair pics to track your growth?

I am Tasha and I am the Founder of Naturally Smitten. I have been natural since 2007. I didn’t transition for very long because I was very excited about becoming natural. I BC’d after transitioning for only four months. My 4a/4b (mostly 4b) hair is very thick and coily. It takes a lot to retain moisture. My hair also loves to tangle and knot up! I have had a difficult time finding the “right” product for my hair. Many of the products that I have tried, didn’t leave me with enough moisture. I decided to create a moisturizer that would hydrate and moisturize coarsely textured hair. I want to educate women on how to care for their natural hair and how to maintain healthy length. Follow us at Naturally Smitten as we embark on our journey of loving our natural hair and embracing every coil. Live, learn + love your natural hair!

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