Something happened several days ago that made me wonder what natural hair means to different people. To me, it means not having to use relaxers, which leaves me with a burnt scalp. It means speedy growth for my hair because I have less breakage now. It also means learning how to take care of my hair all by myself…because I prefer that for now. It means getting to know my hair better because after 3 years, its still a phenomenon to me. It means seeing my hair grow the way it is supposed to grow. I can go on and on but I won’t because I’d bore you to death.
There’s a lady who called me a “good girl” because of the way I wear my hair. The first thing that came to my mind was religion. Maybe she thought it was a religious statement for me to rock my natural hair. She told me how great it was that I was natural but she wanted me to do one more thing to make the “good girl” look complete…stop wearing lipstick. I quickly shouted “Never” and changed the subject. I didn’t want to correct her impression of me and my hair because I don’t have to explain myself to anybody. So by her logic, if I relax my hair or wear weaves, I’m a bad girl?
Some people also say “your husband will enjoy because its cheaper to maintain Natural Hair”. I find this hilarious. How does having natural hair even lead to these conversations?
Just thought I’d share this with you.