Saturday, April 26, 2014
Why is my hair natural?
I don't think it was a heritage thing for me as it was for freedom. And then there is the issue of style. It never goes out of style and that is why I wear my hair natural. I mistakenly thought that my hair would grow even faster if I didn't have the relaxers or dyes. My hair was a mess and it was time to no longer be in the transition phase. My hair tends to grow fast, about 2/3 an inch per month and it would take a couple of weeks to grow whatever hair I pluck out or cut. I do have a thing about cutting my hair but not for the sake of cutting my hair. At an awkward stage, I wouldn't know what to do. It has been over 20 years since my hair has been natural and that includes with the hot comb. I never thought much about black pride and my hair. I love my hair even more now than I had in years. I no longer have any fears that go with taking my hair for granted because I no longer take my hair for granted. I live in a house where my mother use a hot comb almost daily and I pressed my hair daily. Now I don't have to worry about straightening, flat-ironing, blow-drying, or even chemicals or dyes. It is just like a weight has been lifted off of me. That is why I have natural hair.