As a transitioner, I’m constantly hearing that I should examine my “true” reasons for going natural. We’re told that if we do it for the wrong reasons, then we’ll quickly become disappointed and head back to the relaxer. But what are the right reasons? It pains me when I hear seasoned naturals make comments like, “I was natural before it was in”, as if their reasons were more genuine. I will be honest when I say that after seeing many curlies in the media, I realized curly hair could be beautiful and I too wanted what they had. This greatly influenced my decision to go natural.
Do you see natural hair as a fad, or is it here to stay?