“Ideally, natural is what I would have been my whole life. At a young age I had relaxers, heat damage and more. Three or four years ago I told myself that I was over it. I have been natural and healthy ever since.

I wasn’t always a fan of my natural hair texture. I felt the straight hair look fit me more. After deciding to go natural, I fell in love with it and haven’t looked back. Every once in a while I’ll go straight but curly is for me. My big chop didn’t happen until I grew my hair completely out to a really long length. I cut the damaged hair off and I’m happy I made the move to do so. My hair thanks me too. It’s the healthiest it has been in a very long time and it grows like crazy.

My go to products are OGX Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and OGX Moroccan Curling Perfection Defining Cream. I love how light it is on my hair and the Curl Defining Cream is heaven. When I want to splurge I got with Mixed Chicks. I do prefer my Organix though.

I like when my hair looks defined but love my big hair. I wash one to two times a week while showering with the Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo. I finger detangle then comb the curl defining cream through my hair. After shampooing, conditioning and detangling, I dry my hair with a towel and then proceeding to diffusing. I like the big hair look, so after my hair is pretty much dry from diffusing, I blow it freely without a nozzle upside down and sideways so that it’s wild. After it’s completely dry I shake and go. My day to day is my big hair. I went with this look cautious of how it would look on me and received compliments immediately. It also gave me confidence, in a sense, with my hair and accepting it. I’m looking forward to my hair growing to a longer length.

The best part about having natural hair for me is feeling like ‘I’m me’, you know? Feeling like this is really Kaela. And that I’m accepted just fine. The rudest comments I’ve heard about my natural hair are probably those that people make about my hair being in the way when they’re trying to see pass it. For the most part I receive nice things. Where I’m from, my hair is rare to see in person so many people like it a lot. I don’t have children but I have nieces and a nephew and all three love my hair. They compliment it often. The girls for sure want to go natural and wear their curls often.

Some women with natural hair get discouraged, even intimated by what it takes for them to achieve their natural hair goals and are made to believe what society tells us. There’s more beautiful in the world than what society tries to tell you. Natural is you, natural is beautiful, you’re beautiful. Not everyone is blessed with what you have and so many in the world are trying to imitate what God has given you. It’s part of what makes you you, a signature. For those going natural, I promise there will be no disappointment with the result. It takes patience, but is worth every second.

What makes me beautiful is my soul. From what people tell me I’m a good person and that I always put those I love and appreciate before myself. I have my parents to thank for that. The most important thing you want people to know about me is that if no one else in the world gave them something to smile about that day, I did.” – Kaela

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