I got my first relaxer when I was twelve-years-old. I was so excited to be be able to jump in the pool and have my hair lay flat instead puffing up like cotton candy! I continued to get relaxers until I was 36-years-old. So, what made me go natural? There were a number of reasons, actually. For one, I woke up and realized that I did not have to have straight hair to be beautiful. I realized that I, like many other girls, had been brainwashed into thinking my tight curls were ugly or “nappy.” Nappy was not a good thing. If your hair was “nappy,” folks said you had “bad hair.” Yes… as if hair could be disobedient. Can you imagine how such a description can damage one’s self-esteem? Well, I am not going to go into great detail with this at the moment because it is a much more complicated subject than most would imagine. This was just my brief introduction to a subject I will elaborate on later, Natural Hair. There will be several photos in this category, and hopefully I can get some great quotes from some very close friends of mine who also “went natural.” Next time I post in this category, I will give my second reason for going natural. I will include a few photos tonight : )
Check out my dear friend’s blog: lexa She is a very inspirational woman!
This photo alone shows one of the reasons Tanya is so inspirational! You have to check out her blog : )
My beautiful daughter decided to rock her natural hair shorter and darker this year.
One of my closest friends-I love… her sisterlocks : )
Until next time …