Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hair

It's been quite a number of years since I've worn my hair completely natural, probably about 4 or 5 years now. However I remember just prior to going natural that each time I was getting relaxers, I started getting this conviction and ill feeling about altering the state of my hair that God gave me.  This was not due to any external pressure as 4 or 5 years ago in my location there were not a lot of people talking about or going natural so I was not being "brain washed" by any external influences.  So this inner guilt kept getting stronger and stronger until one day after taking braids out of my relaxed hair I had it cut off to the new growth length.  That is how I started to embrace the hair God gave me. 

I wear it out in what I describe as a poof with a scarf wrapped around most of the time.  To be totally honest, I am proud of my hair and who I am.  BUT, I am really considering perming again.  I don't know when but I know soon.  I am ready for another change and can always start all over again with natural hair when I'm ready.

5 comments:

  1. I have natural hair and I LOVE it!!! I don't wear it out much though...it's in weaves mostly...

    But hey...the decision is all yours...let us know what you decide!

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  2. Your bold,I started wishing lately I could go natural too. I may try someday somehow even dreadlocks :D

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  3. I have natural hair too but its usually braided or in weaves because it tangles badly
    The decision is yours oh

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  4. I cut my hair recently and rocking my afro puff as it grows out. All the best.

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  5. Thanks for chiming in everyone! I usually do sew in weaves too but mostly during the winter months for me though. I find comfort in knowing that should I decide to relax I can always revert back after a peiod of time. I may or may not but will provide an update when/if I do. I bought a relaxer kit about 3 months ago when I was feeling a little frustrated with my hair. Natural hair requires extra dose of patience, care and time.

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