1. Doing your hair can be a stress reliever. After a long day in class or staring at a computer screen, it can be nice to take some time out for yourself.
2. Alone time. If you start playing your tunes and doing your hair for two hours, your roommate’s bound to get the point and give you some space. Wall-ah. Self care.
3. Friendship and sisterhood. Someone once characterized the feeling of being a new natural as “the sisterhood of the traveling fro” where whenever you pass by a fellow natural, you feel like you’re already friends. This is the perfect way to phrase it. As you go from the transitioning phase to the TWA phase and thereafter, you make and strengthen connections with women who are going through the same thing.
4. Better time management. Sounds weird, but think about it: Having a set…
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