Love and Embrace the Natural You

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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.

Freedom:
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.

Empowerment:

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..

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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.

Peace out!

Happy Hair Growing!

AfroQueenShae ^_^

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  1. Ah yes Sister! Speak on. And on that note, the wonderful thing about being 50 is that you no longer care what others think of you. The beginning of Menopause brings an added dose of wisdom. You’ve come into your own style and flair. Fortunately for me I do not have a corporate job and as long as your hair is neat and clean Sisters can wear braids, locs, twists or Afros. I work my ‘Fro everyday. I suppose because I work for a museum we are allowed some artistic license. My Arab, white and Asian co-workers are fascinated by my Afro and Love it! At Fifty I have redefined and refined my own personal creativity, my brain has caught fire and I’ve come home to myself. Here’s to Balance and Power in your life!

  2. Ah yes Sister! Speak on. And on that note, the wonderful thing about being 50 is that you no longer care what others think of you. The beginning of Menopause brings an added dose of wisdom. You’ve come into your own style and flair. Fortunately for me I do not have a corporate job and as long as your hair is neat and clean Sisters can wear braids, locs, twists or Afros. I work my ‘Fro everyday. I suppose because I work for a museum we are allowed some artistic license. My Arab, white and Asian co-workers are fascinated by my Afro and Love it! At Fifty I have redefined and refined my own personal creativity, my brain has caught fire and I’ve come home to myself. Here’s to Balance and Power in your life!

  3. I’m a 55 yr. old african american female that has enbraced my natural beauty for the last 15yrs. and have found an enormous amount of freedom with my time and the key to longer life with the freedom of physcial exercising by swimming, running and bicyling. And it doesn’t even phase me if it rain, snow or if it get real humid in the summer months. We have real beauty and versatility with our styles of curly, wavy or straight. The key to it all is to keep your end clipped and wash at least every two weeks. Oh, yeh be free with a conditioner of some kind to keep from a lot of breakage. I do consultation and natural treatment for enhanced growth of your hair naturally.

  4. I’m a 55 yr. old african american female that has enbraced my natural beauty for the last 15yrs. and have found an enormous amount of freedom with my time and the key to longer life with the freedom of physcial exercising by swimming, running and bicyling. And it doesn’t even phase me if it rain, snow or if it get real humid in the summer months. We have real beauty and versatility with our styles of curly, wavy or straight. The key to it all is to keep your end clipped and wash at least every two weeks. Oh, yeh be free with a conditioner of some kind to keep from a lot of breakage. I do consultation and natural treatment for enhanced growth of your hair naturally.

  5. Im on my way….still letting it grow and snipping the relaxer on a month at a time…was gonna lock it up again but I think I'll wait….found some 100% shea butter at the african mart…and it works wonders on my hair…I have a fresh aloe plant and i squeeze the gel from the leaf and mix it with the shea butter…my hair does not suck it up like it does hair grease and it does not make my scalp sore….

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