I’ve been struggling with how to start this letter simply because… I want to homegirl you like I’ve known you forever, but I know you don’t know me from a can of paint. I’ve decided to just go with my gut and say “HEY GIRL, HEY!”
5 years ago, this girl right here went natural, eager to learn new styles for my hair, ready to start my growth journey, and needing some assistance with the whole process. After countless hours of reading natural hair forums, stalking natural hair fotki albums, and discovering natural hair vloggers on YouTube, I found you. You, homegirl, you… you were my godsend.
I watched your videos religiously. I admired how you took your time with your hair, learning what styles worked for you (luscious twists to defined twist outs – AHHHHH #cutenessoverload), finding your holy grail products … and can we just say your length = freakin’ amazeballs?! I mean, you introduced me to Curlformers! That was a big deal for me because I found something I could half-way sleep in to get me spiral curls!
Your hair looked like mine. It was as if I watching myself in the mirror. That’s what I liked most about you. You showed me how to love on my tresses because you were unafraid to be who you are in front of a lens. I admire you for that.
I spilled all of my guts in this letter to let you know that you inspired many, including myself, with your videos full of information, love, and laughter. You showed the world that natural hair does grow if you give it the TLC it deserves. You spoke to us women on how to love ourselves unconditionally and for that, I thank you.
Cheers to the immortality of your videos – may they live on and continue to inspire!