Some of us go into the big chop life in the hopes that being a naturalista is much easier and lower-maintenance than the regular intervals of hair processing and manipulation. This is a particular selling point for those of us with busy lives and multiple roles to play. I sure thought it was when I went into it as a young woman starting my life as a medical school graduate and soon-to-be expatriate - and boy, was I so wrong!
There are more than enough blogs on the world wide web about natural hair, its maintenance and growth, new styles, you name it. I can't say that I've never been intrigued and at times perplexed by the amount of information out there on the topic and I've definitely wanted to try a number of those styles. But if you're a fellow naturalista (and a busy one, at that), you will definitely agree when I say that a lot of us really don't have time for most of that. So here are a few of the top essentials that I find indispensable as a busy naturalista.
Here's hoping you found this helpful. When life is busy, there will be days when hair is the last thing on your mind. Sometimes keeping it simple is the best way forward.
This was originally posted on 2 June, 2015.