What is Natural Hair?

Some of you maybe wondering what is natural hair or black hair? Everyone has their own definition of natural hair. When some people think of natural hair they might think of an afro, but natural hair is so much more can be worn in many styles.

Well Define Natural Hair……

 Natural hair is hair that has not received damaging chemical straighteners such as relaxers or texturizers. In simple term being natural means you do not have any chemicals on or in your hair to alter its natural curl pattern. Natural hair comes in all shapes, sizes, textures, and colors. Natural hair can range from loose curls to kinky coils. Most people of  African descent have hair textures that result in a curl pattern.

Different Textures of Hair…..

Type 1. Straight
Type 2. Wavy- Curly
Type 3. Curly- Kinkey
Type 4. Kinky- Coily


Black natural hair can often be viewed as “nappy hair” that needs to be tamed. But black natural hair is a movement. Women are often discriminated against in the workplace for wearing their natural hair. This is why it is so important for women to embrace their natural hair and be confident when doing so. Natural  hair is beautiful and it is important for people to know that. The natural hair movement encourages women of an African background to celebrate and enjoy their hair.  You see more and more women embracing their natural hair everyday. Celebrities like Issa Rae, Erykah Badu, Tracee Ellis-Ross, Taraji P. Henson and Alicia Keys are all examples of women celebrating their love for natural hair.

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