Hi there! My name is Shelli and I’m a little quirky, talkative, silly, enthusiastic and, hopefully, entertaining! I’ve been wearing my hair in its natural state since 2000, when an over-zealous stylist decided to put relaxer on more than my new growth. I was already wearing my hair curly, so the resultant breakage caused by the overlapping perm made my decision easy. I big chopped well before I ever heard the term and have been wearing my hair curly ever since. I started this blog at the encouragement of friends, because I love reading, writing and talking about natural and curly hair. I don’t think that we ever know it all. But, I’d like to share what I’ve learned over the years and the things I continue to learn every day. Along the way, you’ll probably learn a little more about my other interest as well (like my borderline obsessive love of cartoons and comics;). Hopefully, what I share here will help those who are new to this natural thing, as well as those who’ve been in the “game” a while and are seeking new techniques and/or styles or just love surfing the “hairyverse!” I also hope to share your stories and experiences as Hairscapades isn’t just about me, it’s about all of you too!!
A few notes about the site:
- The abbreviations that are used on natural hair sites can be mind boggling. But, they make writing a lot easier;-). To help those new to this world decipher the ones that are used most frequently on the web, I’ve added a Lexicon under the “Home” tab.
- I’ve provided tabs for categories in which I think you might be most interested in accessing quickly, such as the Style Library, Reviews and HairStories. These categories all contain several sub-categories as well. I’ll continue to add categories and pages as needed in order to make the site easy to navigate.
- I try to respond to all questions and comments as promptly as possible. That may be a couple of days, if I have to give creating new posts priority. However, I make every attempt to reply in a day or two. If I don’t respond, I apologize. It’s not intentional. Sometimes it’s just hard to keep track of when/where comments are made here, especially when several are coming in at the same time. So, just give me a shout if I missed you and you have a burning question.
- I try to generate 2-3 posts every weekday and use the weekends to work on posts for the upcoming week. I also have a Youtube channel and try to upload styling tutorials, technique and review videos periodically. If there’s anything you want to read or see, let me know. I’ll do my best to accommodate the request!
If you want to contact me directly with a question and/or to submit a post for the site (check out Be on Hairscapades for Guest Feature topics), please feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com.
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