Yes, yes, my loves you read that right! Finally a post about HAIR!
About four years ago I began to notice the growth within the natural hair community sky rocket. So many women, both young and old, were distancing themselves from the creamy crack (better known as perms) to embrace their natural hair! Natural hair is all beautiful, but not all natural hair is the same. And that is the GREATEST thing about it. Do you know how boring we would look if we were all walking around with the exact same hair. Our hair is meant to be unique. It's our crown.
This blog post isn't your typical natural hair post. I am writing this post to remind you to embrace your natural crown.
All too often I hear women lust over someone else's crown, while neglecting their own and this truly saddens me. Why is it so crucial for every woman with natural hair to have the same curls when some of us were blessed with tight ringlets and others with loose spirals to grace our heads. Too often naturals begin their natural hair journey with unnatural goals. This hair journey is a mental journey as well as physical because it forces you to accept your unaltered self and often times this is when people feel the most vulnerable.
When women begin their natural hair journey I think it is important to start it with an open heart and to be understanding of the changes that are coming. There will definitely be some naysayers, but pay them no mind.
The natural hair community is very diverse. I see women rock some of the fluffiest fros, smoothest locs, defined twist outs, and some gorgeous wash and go's. Any woman who can fearlessly stride away from society's definition of beauty and find the beauty in her natural self is a true Queen in my book!
So before I begin a series of natural hair posts, I just wanted my readers to understand that there is no such thing as the perfect curl pattern or a quick fix to achieve this Type A look. Whether you have loose curls or tight ringlets - all you need to do is own it and ROCK IT! And I'll be here along the way to encourage you to do just that!
Thank you to my beautiful friends & cousins for lending me their selfies for my slideshow :)