Welcome to Curly Hair Adventures! My name is Paula Dixon and I am a twenty-something Public Relations professional who loves: eating new food, experiencing different cultures, finding cheap flights, discovering hidden gems, creating itineraries, drinking 🍷, seeing art – and, of course, my big naturally curly hair! I’m a Boston, Massachusetts native but have called: New York, New York, Madrid, Spain and Bristol, Rhode Island home. I hope you enjoy my blog!
Why a Travel & Natural Hair Blog?
Do Black Women not travel? For those that do, is it impossible to maintain your natural hair while abroad? How do you pack when you’re a naturalista? Do most Black Women that travel relax their hair to avoid dealing with their natural curl pattern?
I asked all these questions and couldn’t get a concrete answer when I searched the internet. I was curious as to why few of the natural hair bloggers, and Youtube Naturalistas, I admired discussed how to maintain natural hair while traveling.
As a child I was no stranger to traveling, mainly on the east coast, but always within the United States. The first time I traveled internationally was in high school for two weeks and it changed my life. From that moment, I knew I wanted to continue to experience the thrill and excitement I got from traveling. In college I studied abroad in Madrid, Spain and once back home I realized I should start documenting my adventures to capture these memories. I also wanted my family and friends to witness my adventures in real-time and to help encourage other curly hair women who want to travel, but are contemplating taking that leap. BUT…
When I was abroad, I didn’t properly take care of my hair. I had senegalese twists in at the time and while I did come home with the urge to explore more of the world, my hair was damaged. Before leaving to study abroad, I had begun transitioning from relaxed to natural and I had no idea how to manage my hair while living in another country. I thought putting in twists would do the trick – oh, how I was wrong 😞. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs in my natural hair journey. From learning to love my natural curl pattern and letting go of relaxers, to finding the right products for my hair.
I’ve come a long way from understanding how to maintain my hair so that it’s not only long – but HEALTHY. Since starting this natural hair journey, I’ve had friends and family ask me how I’ve been able to keep my hair healthy, style my naturally curly hair and handle my hair during my travels. So, I decided to create a blog to not only document my travel experiences and my natural hair journey, but to also help Black Women travel AND travel while rockin’ their natural tresses – we can have it all!
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