I can't believe that out of all the sites in the world wide web, you've managed to stumble across MINE! I feel like this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship -- especially if you have kinky, coily, or curly natural hair. While we can still be buds even if you have straight hair (or no hair at all!), the purpose of this space is to collect everything I've learned about caring for afro-textured hair in a harsh climate.
How harsh, you ask? Let's just say I'm no stranger to bone-chilling minus 40°C winters where entire houses literally get buried under the snow. I'm also accustomed to 35°C (95°F) summers, whether they're dry like a desert wasteland or as humid as a tropical rain forest. As for my hair, it subscribes to the 4B/4C classification if you're into that. This means my strands are densely packed together and don't really have a defined curl pattern.
Unless you have a bunch of time, money, and patience, it can be tricky figuring out how to navigate crazy weather while keeping your hair healthy and your styles in tact. I recently moved from the western Canadian prairies to Toronto, so I'm in the process of re-learning how to care for my natural hair in a new, vastly different climate. If you've relocated or are transitioning to natural, I hope you find the musings in this blog to be both informative and inspiring.
Are you transitioning from relaxed to natural hair? Have you recently moved to a new city?
Tell me about it in a comment below!