Theodore Vernell

Halle Berry and her Oscar Curls

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Whew, it's been a minute since I've written...but for good reasons!! We are growing, and although I won't share all the juicy details, but know that great things are in the works for this year.


When scrolling through my timeline there are two stories that are taking over today: Remy Ma's diss track and Halle Berry's natural hair at the Oscars. I won't talk much about the Remy Ma diss, but I will say...she didn't use alternative facts in the making of that track. But Halle is getting drug through the mud because of her curls and I don't think it's fair.


I saw a post that stated "Halle must not have real friends", and I get it...but this happens on a daily basis. I don't know about everyone else, but this natural journey hasn't been easy at all. I have had horrible color, worn horrific styles, and have considered going back to a relaxer more than I would like to's a part of the journey. People questioned if she was wearing a wig and Halle denied saying “The dress is glamorous with a sense of romance that made me feel feminine and fresh. With this look, I celebrate my natural hair by allowing it to be wild and free.” 


I think her curls look very pretty, a little too big for my taste, but still pretty. I remember my first perm rod set and let's just say I looked like someone's grandmother on first Sunday, but as I learned how to style my hair it was easier to manipulate and rock the look. I can hear someone saying "But she pays people to do this for her!" And that's true, but maybe Ms. Berry loved the look and at the end of the day...that's what really matters.


On the natural journey there isn't a "this look works for everybody" or "this product works on every 4c head" it a true test of trial and error! I've spent hundreds of dollars on products and they were all a waste of money, but I gained knowledge. I've learned that I can't use coconut oil in my head (let's have a moment of silence), that certain products dry out my scalp, and that don't work well with my curl pattern so let's let Halle figure out where she is on this journey and celebrate her for joining #TeamNatural

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