I can remember when I first did my big chop and immediately hating my it. I was so frustrated with my hair I didn’t even want to deal with it anymore. I mentioned some of the reason why in The Natural Head Aquarius. I also remember the first time I seen growth and started loving my hair. I love how big it was. I loved the kinky curls. I loved how soft it was. I love the texture. I was finally happy with being a natural hair queen. This blog post will consist of personal testimonials from some of my favorite natural hair queens and kings. Here are some reasons why you should love your natural hair!
Tydel Jones Loves her Natural Hair because..
Mahlia Brown Loves her Natural Hair because..
Melody Majeed Loves her Natural Hair because..
Katia Alford Loves her Natural Hair because..
Niria White Loves her Natural Hair because..
I have endless options for styles, I feel proud when I wear it, it keeps the haters away, I be looking bomb, and it’s been a amazing journey.
Yakira Sanders Loves her Natural Hair because..
Dejah Covington Loves her Natural Hair because..
sashay Caroll Loves her Natural Hair because..
Anye Bell Loves her Natural Hair because..
Deveione Campbell Loves His Natural Hair BECAUSE..
Montesha Carter Loves her Natural Hair because..
Reginald Torian Iii Loves His Natural Hair BECAUSE.
In middle school my two choices were to cut all my hair off, or get dreads, and I wasn’t about to lose what made me, me. Even though locs are popular now, I still feel as though it makes me different. There’s no one else like me. This hair is not easy to keep up with. Even most that have dreads don’t have them as long as mine. My hair fits my personality. Ask anybody and they’ll tell you that I don’t really fit the norm for my “archetype”. Certain hairstyles never fit me either. I’ve had a fro, I’ve had waves, and I never felt right about any of it. My dreads, however, are as much of my identity as my voice. It helps that girls love my hair. I don’t what it is, something about a guy with long hair that girls like.
Of course I get the other side too. Me having longer hair frustrates some girls. Trust me, I get it, I grew up in a female household. I’ve seen the trials and tribulations. I still get dirty looks from my cousins. But overall I receive a lot of love for my hair. Most importantly, my hair is my confidence. One of the downsides of having a braid in my head since I could barely walk is that it creates some awkward hair situations that I would get clowned for. It’s not fun being an insecure kid. I found a way to turn that insecurity into something that gives me my biggest confidence boost. My weakness is now my strength. Something everyone should be trying to do with themselves. I’m happy for what I have on my head, which is not something I could have said 8 years ago.
Thanks to all of these beautiful people!