Guest Blogger: The Nappy Race-The Beginning

20 Sep

Tania writes:

A little bit of breakage here, a little bit of breakage there – And that’s how it starts. “Well maybe a treatment will help,”  you think to yourself. After a few treatments, trims, a weave, some Dominican blow outs, a couple headaches, and few pain relievers (need I go on) your hair screams, “Enough is enough, I’m going natural.” However, the look on your face is not that convincing.
Yes, the idea of going natural can be scary and confusing. A laundry list of questions began to ring in your head as you consider how the change will affect you. Of course, you see the wonderful pictures of ladies with healthy, natural hair everywhere. From the latest black hair magazines to GAP commercials, curls & kinks are in. But as you dig a little deeper, you find that there ARE even more options with wearing your hair natural. From a natural ‘fro, to locs, double-strands, coils, straw sets, pressing, and the list goes on. Through your research, you discover a cool idea of ‘transitioning’. Since everyone told you that the only way to go natural was to India Arie it, your relieved to find options (there goes that word again).

The transition either viewed as a wonderful inner beauty experience or a plague. This phase is only the beginning but the hardest obstacle to overcome. Unfortunately, this is the place were many of our sistas decide to drop out of the nappy race to Their Natural Wonder. But for the sistas who hang in there, put their boxing gloves on and go comb-to-comb with their coils get a greater reward, confidence and higher sense of self to match that beautiful healthy hair.

About the Guest Blogger:
Beauty is the business of Tania Chandler. With over 10 years experience in the industry, she has been recognized as the natural hair care expert. Specializing in caring, styling & repairing locs, double strand twists, pressing, weaves, & her favorite – easing clients through the process of transitioning back to Nappyness 😉 . She prides herself on staying educated & keeping up with the latest trends. Her work has been featured in film/TV, print, runway, and everyday beauties such as yourself! She currently services clients in Baltimore, MD & Central PA.

You can visit Tania’s site HERE

Thanks for sharing, Tania. Check back next week for Chapter 2-The Real Beginning. If you would like to be a Guest Blogger, contact me at

One Response to “Guest Blogger: The Nappy Race-The Beginning”

  1. RM September 20, 2010 at 2:38 pm #

    looking forward to part two.

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