I never had a reason to explain my hair. I don’t care to, until this month and more importantly this weekend.
I never had a reason to explain my hair. I didn’t see the need to until this month and more importantly this weekend. I started my natural hair journey over a year ago. I had no idea what I was going to do with my hair. I knew I wouldn’t be the type to do the Big Chop and rock my fro but I was ready to get back to the basics. What ignited my natural hair journey was the harsh amount of the chemicals used on my hair causing it to break at a rate that was unbelievable. In other words, my hair was falling out. I was met one morning with a section of my hair missing, near the center. Before panicking I tried to cover it up by combing over sections of my hair. I then went and took tests to rule our illness, disease etc. At the end of the day, my hair could not handle a perm and being colour treated.
Over a year a later, I’m wearing my natural hair and I’m proud of it. I never understood the pressure or negative comments natural sistas got until I was met with it yesterday. My hair, is my hair. Your comments are your comments and they should then stay right there….WITH YOU. The old saying, think before your speak applies in this situation. After neglecting my hair over two days, to make sure it stayed straight over the thanksgiving weekend to accommodate company, I extended my wash day until today. Damn…my hair feels good and great. With all its kinks and curls. And no, I didn’t have to break a comb off in my head. Good hair is HEALTHY hair!
My big brother nearly made me cry the other day. I was walking around the house with my silk scarf on trying to cover up the fact tomorrow would be a wash day and he told me, I don’t have to cover up my plats or twists to accommodate him. Free up!
I never felt more appreciated!
This in no way means that people who make these comments are bad people or mean people. I’m simply voicing my concerns and opinion about your language when it comes to MY hair. I chose to blog about it because I needed an outlet that wouldn’t judge me. This might be my only rant about HEALTHY hair or I might make this habit. Who knows…
To all my natural women out there, tek yuh forward!
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