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Me and my #naturalhair are having quite the love affair. Since July 5, 2010 I’ve been wearing my *gasp* NATURAL HAIR OUT sans weave, wigs, braids etc. Verdict: I’m loving it.
After deciding to go natural back in 2006, me and my hair have been on an emotional rollercoaster. I just couldn’t seem to trust it on its own. The thought of having a TWA?!? Nah SON! So I hid it under braids, weaves and wigs…and it responded with breakage, breakage, more breakage, sprinkle in some bad haircuts and hairdressers, then finally folliculitis!!! That was the last straw. If I was going to make this natural thing work, I had to get serious about our relationship. I couldn’t keep stepping out with weaves, braids and wigs and then expect it to do what I wanted it to do…lol sound familiar fellas?
I’ve stalked fotkis, natural hair blogs and youtube videos. Dreamed of the products I would use, literally stopped and questioned every natural I’ve seen until I finally realized that they may have some answers but I’ll never see my own hair’s potential until I stop hiding it and actually get to know and love it.
Since unveiling my hair I’ve had questions looks and anything else you can think of. One person asked me if I was African. I was rocking a pretty fly sarong and I wasn’t offended. I am African lol. I really don’t care what other people think because I know that I don’t want to wear weaves or braids to have pretty hair. The hair that grows out of my head IS BEAUTIFUL.
I’m not sure if other women have had the same struggles with their natural hair but I hope that my sordid lack of appreciation turned genuine LOVE for my natural hair can help someone!
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