It’s such a great thing coming into your own…hair that is. Loving your mane and all that comes with it is sometimes easier said than done but so gratifying once you’re there. There are moments when I am in awe of my hair! Before you dismiss this as an arrogant piece of work, hear me out. Those who know me personally can attest to the fact that this does not come from a place of arrogance but a place of pure grown woman *ish. It doesn’t mean I love every aspect every single day, even Halle has her days; but overall I am in a good space with my tresses.
I never have a bad hair day…let me qualify that by saying a “bad hair day” is relative. It all depends on what constitutes such a day for you. There was a time when I thought a bad hair day meant frizz, bushiness, or on swoll status. Later I came to the realization that none of those things equal a bad hair day, at least not for me. For me all of those characteristics are simply part of the game and if you want to be a player in said game, you should always expect the unexpected. I know its so cliché that I wish I could come up with another phrase. Perhaps by the time I’m at the end of this article I will, so I’ll keep typing. You know that twist out that turned into an afro or the braid out which you transformed into a dope bun? But bad hair day, what’s that? I changed my definition or altered my psyche, so for me, it doesn’t exist. I’ve learned that no matter what I plan for my hair, it almost always turns out as something else; one of my twist came unraveled throughout the night, my scarf was MIA when I woke up, I mean *is happens – all the time but I’ve learned to be ok with it. The great thing about wearing your natural hair in all its glory is that no one ever knows if you your hair plans didn’t work out or turned into something completely different. It’s one of the reasons I love my hair! In the morning it may look one way and by the end it’s on one! But it’s always a good look. It will always be just the right spring in my curls, just enough fly kink and plenty of fabulous which means how could I ever have a bad hair day?
Change your attitude, Change your life.