My staple hairstyle, the tried and true twist out, requires wearing my hair in twists overnight on restyling days. This wasn’t a problem for me until I moved into a dorm. Being the only natural on my floor, it feels awkward to walk around with chunky twists sprouting from my head, often sticking straight up in defiance of gravity. I love it when my curls sprout out in all directions, but when my twists do? Not so much. Now, I duck and hide when wearing my not-so-stylish twists at night, putting a hat or scarf on to go to the bathroom. As ridiculous as it may seem, it is an issue I have still not overcome.
What aspects of being natural, from styling to socializing, cause you undue stress and anxiety? How do you deal with these issues?