As you may or may not know, I got a blow out about a month ago. See pictures here. I straighten my hair for two reasons to check my grow out challenge progress and for a trim. In sharing with my Facebook page, I was astonished by some of the negative comments.
One commentator wrote “Hmmm just sounds like relapsing to look like “massa wife” to me. Sorry, not feeling the “straight” look at all.”
Another comment was “I thought we were promoting kinky, curly NATURAL hair?”
Does it make my hair any less natural if I choose to temporarily straighten on occasions? Many women have chosen the natural alternative not as a “revolt against the man” or as some type of civil disobedience. Many have opted for the natural choice for healthy hair. That’s why I went natural. For healthier hair that is full of versatility. I want to go from curly to straight and vice versa.
For those, like me who choose to rebel against the natural hair rules; I embrace the right to choose how I want to wear me hair. I will not be intimidated into others standards of beauty “natural or not”. Natural is unique to the individual. Its freedom of expression. Should we criticize any of our sisters because of the way they wear their hair?