5 Myths About Natural Hair

    A woman looking up as she touches her hair with a little frownAfter two months of becoming acquainted with my natural hair, I realize that several notions about natural hair and its care just aren’t true.

    Before I went completely natural, I had ideas of ways my hair and beauty routine would be different, even easier certain ways.  But my hair proved many of those ideas to be totally wrong.

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    After getting off relaxers, I thought I would:

    1.  Wake up feeling free and liberated…

    Although having natural hair is liberating and has its perks, sometimes I miss my longer, straight hair that falls to my shoulders. What I found is that I, myself, need to feel liberated on the inside before I can feel it outwardly.

    2.  Just wash and go…

    Whoever came up with this saying forgot to name a few steps in between. I must wash, condition, apply leave-in conditioner, oil, and styling product, then go.  And I have to wait 4-6 hours for my hair to air dry completely. There’s nothing wrong with it, just with MY hair, it takes me longer to do and I schedule accordingly.

    3.  Look like a boy…

    I’m so relieved this thought proved false for me!  Although I think that women with pronounced bone structures are gorgeous, I’m glad that my face is soft and feminine enough to balance a short, somewhat bold cut. Rocking my natural hair is sexy, feminine and I feel the same, if not more like a woman!

    4.  Wouldn’t look as professional…

    Women who rock a natural, work in many professions ranging from teachers to lawyers. As long as your hair is tidy, it’s professional. Straight hair does not always equal neat and curly, natural hair does not always mean messy. I’ve learned that natural hair (just like any other hair) can be presentable, and professional.

    5.  Walk in light rain without an umbrella…

    Sprinkles and sparse showers seem harmless enough, but my hair is moisture sensitive.  So if my hair is already dry, even a few droplets turn my cute curls and coils into fuzzy frizzies.

    At the end of the day, you need to be comfortable with whatever hairstyle you have.  As long as you don’t look down or frown upon any other person’s hairstyle, love your own. And you may not want to listen to what “they say” and form your own opinion.

    I’ve been natural now for over 8 years and I love it! Love YOUR hair journey, no matter where it takes you!

    Originally seen on http://hellobeautiful.com/

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