As mentioned in my previous post, I have been growing out my natural hair texture since 1999. I learned online how to transition from my relaxer, how to style my hair, and what products work well for many and their own natural hair.
I grew it out successfully but I don't feel I gave much thought to what the next step should be with my hair: care and styling. My natural hair texture has been through hell and back at least twice and is finally headed in the right direction.
I made lots of mistakes with my natural hair, but that was all apart of the learning process. Not all advice about natural hair care was good for my own natural hair. I thought that natural hair was just that--natural hair! But natural hair is different from person to person. I learned this after my second year of being natural. After realizing that my hair won't be the same as that of Holly Robinson Peete's hair texture, for example, I sought for people online who had my similar hair texture to see what their haircare regimen was, but had no luck. I also didn't know anyone personally with my texture of hair grown out past one inch.
So I went through some fazes... some good, some bad!