March 13, 2018
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March 31, 2018
I’m a naturally beautiful sister✊🏿
I ditched the perm 8 years ago. I have done the big chop and my hair has been barbershop short to now a little past my shoulders. I love the versatility of my hair. I have rocked the ‘fro, worn 2 strand twists and twist outs, I’ve rocked the puff and now I’m loc’d up and free for 2 years. I’ve worked in an office setting for years and make my hair do what it do!!! I was a little iffy at first but once you figure out what products work well for your hair and have a great stylist (that could be you 🙂) you can be your professional gorgeous self and rock your style any time, any place. We really do rock❤️💚🖤
March 20, 2018
My mother was the worst about it, always being negative. I use to just ignore her and tell her its not your hair so don’t worry about it. She would get hella mad, and was too done when my younger sister decided to go natural too. We both just ignore her to the point she stop caring. For other family members and friends with comments, I just ask why do you care? And if it bothers you that much, give me money for weave, lace fronts, braids..etc etc…that always shuts them up! (=
One of my sisters wanted me to straighten my hair “just for the holidays.” At first I was a bit upset, but then I realized that she didn’t mean anything hurtful by it, she’s just on a different mindset about hair than I am. I love my hair, I get complements on it on a regular basis from people I know and strangers. I know I did the right thing by making this change. And I believe that due to my natural hair, 2 of my coworkers, my 15yr old niece and one of my other sisters have decided to embrace their natural hair as well. It’s really a powerful movement and I love it.
March 16, 2018
One girlfriend was very vocal against me ditching the relaxer and wearing my hair in its natural state. She even told me that head wraps did not work for me. A couple of years passed without seeing that friend and when she saw me all she raved about was how thick, long and pretty my hair was. I reminded her of some of the things she said to me and I told her I ignored her because it’s my hair.
The only person who ever took issue with me wearing my hair naturally curly was my ex-husband. Notice I said ex-husband. He is no longer an issue.
At this point in my life if there is any person who cannot support me and what I’m doing (especially something like a hairstyle) they cannot be a part of my life
March 15, 2018
I did the big chop 4 years ago. I really didn’t think about it at all once it was done. My family was shocked and had some snide comments, but I didn’t care. Two of my adult sons followed suit with me. I work in a non melanin building, not office, but building. I often verbally caution people not to touch my hair. Fascination comes from my ability to change the texture and style of my hair from day to day. Questions I receive are, ‘is that your hair? How do you change it all the time? How to you make it curly? It’s so soft and it smells good.’ My facial expressions are faces from the petty university hall of fame. I’ve stopped explaining me and my hair to the masses.
Truthfully I never cared. I became natural 9yrs ago, from encouragement from my beautiful daughter. When I first cut my perm out, it was a shock at work, but I kept rocking it. And then had plenty of copy cats, lol. That was all good. But no one can or could make me feel bad about my beautiful, kinky hair. LOVING SELF ALL THE WAY FROM NAPPY BEAUTIFUL HAIR, TO MY TOES!!!
My mother feels that it is a reminder of her past also. She says that back in the day they hated having to wear their hair natural. I try to explain to her that there are so many hair care products out there for natural hair now. I enjoy my natural hair because it is so versatile. Can’t wait to see what her reaction will be when I get dreads.?
My grandmother is very clear that she is not a fan of my natural hair; it’s taken a few years to drag out her views- but long story short she has shared that although my hair is beautiful and I’m a beautiful woman she doesn’t want other people to use my hair as a vessel to past judgment on who I am or what im about without getting to know me or even giving me a chance. She has also mentioned in passing that my Afro makes her think of a time where she was denied so much; so my hair for her is a reminder of a past she would rather not speak on. I think it’s a great conversation to have with loved ones and I welcome their views; I’m oeetty assertive so I’m all about addressing your thoughts, telling you my hair isn’t changing ( I know it’s cute), and keeping it pushing.
March 14, 2018
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