So I’d just like to do a follow-up post to what eBunite posted on last month. This may seem like a good blogger, bad blogger approach but both are equally important. Honestly, I didn’t know I wanted to have natural hair until about 2 months after my big chop. LOL. Weird but true.
I’m going to highlight some truths about natural hair that I’ve experienced and noticed with a number of ladies as well.
1. Going natural will enhance your confidence: This is not to say people without natural hair aren’t confident but there’s this renewed confidence in ladies that have decided to start over and try something new out. It may be the excitement of starting something new but I’ve seen ladies rock short hair with more confidence than they’d rock a Brazilian weave. This was my case in particular. Initially I was unsure of how I felt about short hair but when push came to shove, mhen, I rocked the hell out of it. So yeah, there’s this new confidence that will come with you rocking your natural hair.
2. Acceptance: This phase also involves you accepting your hair as it is, as unique as it is. This is accepting the unruliness, the curliness, kinkiness of your hair as it is. From what I have noticed, accepting your hair as it is also helps accepting your roots. You would find that ladies will find it easier accepting other parts of their bodies that they had trouble accepting before. I don’t know if there’s a scientific link oooo but I’m just saying.
3. Attention: Your natural hair will get you attention: the good, the bad and the ugly. If you’re fortunate and an occasional attention freak like me, you’d appreciate this aspect of rocking your natural hair.
There you have it: another side to the truth about natural hair.
So yes, deciding to start the natural hair journey can be frustrating, expensive, annoying, tiring but it also has its perks! You get to accept your hair for what it is and then it’s your decision how much money you want to spend on it. Not that there’s a rule book for Natural Hair Budget but all in all, it could be a really amazing journey. 😀