Why I’m #TEAMNATURAL
Really starting to analyze this as the whole world seems to be a part of this phase!!!
I choose to be natural after my hair started to break from stress! It wasn’t expected but at the time I hadn’t had a relaxer in close to a year (last relaxer: June 2010). As a hair stylist it wasn’t professional to look tacky (which is what my hair looked) lol! I was always exploring new things with my hair anyway: high school it was styles beginning of college I started cutting my hair and I was cutting since and then color. So in May 2011 I cut all my relaxed hair off and since then I’ve been on this natural hair bandwagon.
I’m a huge fan of “big hair”, why??? because it fits me!!! So I am extremely happy with my natural hair! And it’s healthy! I want to go back to relaxers now but I feel like it’s a part of me now that needs to escape and it’s a form of my self expression! Hair is your glory is what I was always told and as a woman it does define you (sorry but so). But you don’t have to always be the expectation of your hair!
I am natural now because I’m expressing a side of me from within! Rough around the edges but bold and beautiful within! My natural hair may offend some, cause me to be judged or distasteful in many peoples eyes but because the person and woman I know I am, I am actually more than my hair. I know how to present myself and with my hair however it may be, I make it work!!! And look good too!!!!
With my natural hair my statement is
“Confidence is a stain they can’t wipe off…”
I hope everyone that is apart of this trend has a purpose for being natural, and you aren’t just following a trend! Trends fade fast, don’t fade with it! I’m excited that i’ve made this change. I love my naturalness. After never seeing my hair natural for almost 20 whole years, i never thought I’d be here saying it but I am!!!