It’s becoming more and more that blacks, women more so than men, are fighting to embrace themselves as a natural head. Often, after the desire to go natural, we see women wanting to relax again, and not because they’ve learned now ways in which to better care for the relaxed head of hair, but because they feel pressured, or they feel awkward about natural hair.
This post will highlight some of the beauties of being natural. Note well, I am in no way putting up angst against relaxed headed beauties nor am I saying it is wrong because in essence healthy hair, is indeed healthy hair.
In our modern society, where so much is placed on fashion, looks and just culture in general, the mere thought of having natural hair is daunting. But for a lot of us we choose to embrace it. It provides a certain sense of freedom..Freedom from the critics, freedom from having to rely on certain chemicals, freedom in that you are representing the you, you choose to represent.
It gives a certain strenght to those who encounter it. The mere fact that you can go up against the grain is something powerful. For most of the people i have met, when they became natural, they had a determination that nothing was impossible, because if they took that leap of faith and got rid of the relaxers, or whatever it was that they had, they felt as though nothing was too hard to do..
It’s empowering because of the strong sense of community behind it. Greatly appreciated are the thousands of websites, books, and wonderful people who are there to encourage and embrace those desiring to voyage natural hair.
Overall these are just my opnions. I love and absolutely do not regret my decisions to go natural. I am very excited, and each day presents a new learning opportunity for me, so I embrace it. And for anyone who isn’t yet natural, but who are interested, we welcome you with open arms. The joys of being able to rock your hair and just care for it beyond what media tries to throw at you, is something special. Well that’s all folks.
Happy Hair Growing!