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Friday, January 8, 2010

SEEKING COIL PERFECTION...




As salaamu alaikum & Hello ladies, 

I came across this article and thought it was fabulous.  And I just had to share it with you ladies. Here it is :

The beautiful world of natural hair is filled with diverse and unique women, all possessing manes of varied textures and hues. But there is one thing we all share--our quest toward Coil Perfection. Alright, before you screw your face into contortions, let me explain what Coil Perfection is.

Coil Perfection is inner tranquility manifested in one of our most prevalent features, the hair. Simply put, Coil Perfection is the swagger it takes for a woman to rock her natural hair for any occasion and not think twice concerning the perceptions of others. She owns it and all it entails. Her confidence is fueled by her self-acceptance as well as the knowledge needed to maintain healthy coils with beautifully expressive styles. She has mastered her tresses. Now, that’s Coil Perfection. If you’re not quite there yet, you may be wondering how you can achieve Coil Perfection. Well, in order to achieve such a high level of confidence requires a brave and focused dose of trial and error.

As with anything in life, you have to be patient and learn from your experiences. Your hair is no different, so allow trial and error to teach you the ins and outs of your hair. Experiment with different styles and products to see what works for your coils. Be careful as you dive into experimenting with products. For some women, it’s the gateway to a fun hobby known as Product Junkism, and for others it is just a confusing kaleidoscope of product choices. Regardless of your affinity for products, the key is to do your research and be aware of the active ingredients you’re putting into your hair. Experimenting with styles and trying new products (with limits of course) is all a part of the journey.

As you experiment, it is imperative you recognize your texture and treat it accordingly. Keep in mind your mane is a unique entity with its own preferences and unique persona. It will not tolerate being a copycat. As fly as the girl’s hair is at the trendy boutique, you cannot expect your hair to look exactly the same, but you can expect your hair to be as fly if not more with a better approach and attitude about it. Do not get caught up in the hype of others, get caught up in the hype of you, because the goal is beautifully styled healthy hair, and a confident and positive mind underneath it.

As you journey toward Coil Perfection, the beauty of your hair is in your hands. Be creative and think of your healthy hair as a canvas to display your inward beauty. The end result will be a woman of self-assurance whose hair is one the most stylish around.

By: Tanasha Phillips

Ladies, where are you in your quest toward Coil Perfection and what valuable things have you learned so far that you can share with others?

4 comments:

ChocolateOrchid said...

Great article! I don't feel like I've "mastered" my tresses just yet so I may not be at full Coil Perfection yet. Though I do feel that I'm getting there.

"Patience" is the greatest thing I've learned thus far.

zainab1 said...

Chocolate Orchid : I'm with you I am not completely at that mastered stage, yet either. But as you've mentioned patience is key. Although, I feel closer & closer to my full coil perfection (smiles)
Take care.

Slipstitches said...

As salaamu alaikum, yes this was a very good article and I agree with whole "coil perfection" theory. I love my hair, I feel very confident nowadays about it and am having fun encouraging others to journey as well. It's awesome. Thanks for the article zainab.

zainab1 said...

walaikum salaam sister dear, Na'am . loving my hair as well. It is sooo much fun, learning , sharing & enjoying all of being AuNaturale ( smile).

I am so glad you enjoyed this article, shukrn for stopping by (smiles)