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Taylor is Nineteen and Natural

By January 27th, 202129 Comments

Taylor is Nineteen and Natural
Taylor writes:

I commit to hair that is natural and free.

Free of chemicals, glue and weaves.

Spreading the truth that natural is great.

And loving the hair I’ve been taught to hate

At nineteen, I’ve had E V E R Y hairstyle you have E V E R seen. I was weaved up, glued up, hair down to my crack… I was Beyonce in my head, lol. I was also delusional. I thought my weave looked great, I loved it and it loved me. Then I decided I was tired of long hair. I chopped it off, then I was Kelly Rowland. I went shorter and I was compared to Fantasia.

As I was going through my own phases, I saw my Aunt grow her hair out natural. She dyed it a beautiful copper color… it was thick and curly, and she did soooo much with it. As my hair grew out, I played with the option of giving up my creamy hair crack (thats what my mom and I call it) and growing my own little fro. I decided I was #teamNatural, only to cover it up with a quick weave… a shame, I know. My natural hair grew like that for a month, until last Saturday. I had had enough, I was tired of trapping my scalp in all that sticky stuff and paying for the hair of other people when I thought my own curls were just as beautiful. I walked out of the hair store with a new attitude & a container of Miss Jessie’s. I decided that the world would just have to deal with my kinks, and learn to love them, because thats what I came with. Insecurities are gone, and I’ve been surprised at the positive comments I’ve received. It’s amazing how far a little confidence can go! I L O V E my fro, and I K N O W my fro loves me. I don’t have to be Beyonce to be beautiful. I can just be me. I’m taking this thing one curl at a time and I’m loving every minute of it !

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29 Comments

  • Taylor E says:

    Hello Danielle!!! My facebook name is Taylor Elizabeth….. here is the link to make it easier. http://www.facebook.com/TaylorERawls PLEASE add me and introduce yourself, I love new curlfriends !!

  • danielle says:

    do you have a fb page to see how your transitions been going so far? I love you hair!

  • Dolores says:

    SO FREAKING ADORABLE.

    Reading all of these stories is giving me so much encouragement to not back down from my BC the first weekend in August!

  • preciousone617 says:

    great story @Taylor im bout to follow you and rt your poem =)

  • Taylor says:

    Fal! I tried to follow you..sorry it took soo long…my twitter is @Afroditedoll, would LOVE to share stories!No youtube or anything like that, but maybe a Vlog would be a cool idea..hmmmmm lOl
    & Lamide I wasn't downing quickweaves I was trying to say that immediately after I decided to change, my confidence wouldn't let me just rock my afro…I wanted to cover it up.

  • Netta Dee says:

    I think you are off to a great start for adulthood with wanting to take the healthier route for your hair, and just knowing how to be the best you.

  • fal says:

    Taylor, do you have a twitter or youtube vids? our stories are very similar! My twitter is: @hippiedoll

  • Lamide says:

    I loved reading this until i felt like it was being a little condesending to ladies like myself who are transitioning and using protective styles like quick weaves. Just because you dont agree with something is not to say it should be condemed. We are all on a journey to healthy hair, and like all journeys, the same destination can be reached with various routes!!! where is the love!!!!

  • Taylor says:

    Thanks Guys <3

  • Anonymous says:

    Oh God you're beautiful! I'm 18 and 6 months into my transition. Seeing this is an absolute inspiration that I'm making the right decision of letting the creamy crack go!

  • Anonymous says:

    She's so pretty!

  • fabwtalk says:

    So beautiful and I'm loving the confidence you have, especially at your age. Very cute story.

  • Anonymous says:

    I LOVE this! And you are incredibly adorable! I've been natural for ten years but got my first perm at 17. Wish I would've had the confidence that you possess when I was your age. My mom would tell me how beautiful my hair was, but I didn't believe her.

    Just want to encourage you that you look amazing! I hope you continue to enjoy your journey and embrace your true self. It's much prettier than even you can see. Take care 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    I'm also 19! So happy to see that.

  • yayamaof3 says:

    To you I say do the pretty girl rock!

  • launie says:

    Wonderful story! I love your new confidence its amazing and it shows in your story! GO GIRL and WORK IT!

  • Anonymous says:

    What a beautiful natural beauty!

  • Anonymous says:

    Thanks Guys <3<3 I'm definitely feelin the love !

  • Anonymous says:

    Aw, she's a cutie pie and is so pretty in her pixie cut! I applaud your courage and maturity. I've been natural for 1 yr & 2 1/2 months–loving it! (I'm 51)

  • Anonymous says:

    beautiful girl!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    You're gorgeous!

    It's funny we feel like others need to accept us when the truth really is we need to accept ourselves.

  • Anonymous says:

    I love the mental transition that comes with going natural, that whole process of redefining beauty to and for yourself. We are the only race of people who have been taught to hate our hair as if God messed up when He got to our head. You are beautiful! I think it is awesome that you are embracing yourself and your hair at 19. I did not do it until I was 28. Like all Black girls, you ROCK!

  • Niki says:

    Over the weekend I did the BC on my 18 year old (11/05/11). She is still getting use to having short hair. As I have told her 3 inches isn't that short. She as well as you are beautiful young ladies. She transition with weaves as well.

  • GGmadeit says:

    I love this! You go Ms Taylor!

  • Anonymous says:

    You go girl! I'm 19 and natural as well. It's great 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Someone beat me to it: You ARE adorable! 🙂

  • hairscapades says:

    Ditto!! Great story and you are adorable!! It's always wonderful to read these stories of self-acceptance and empowerment!

    Shelli

  • Caray says:

    Great story Taylor!

  • Amanda says:

    Yay! Its nice to see other 19 and natural ladies. I'll be at my 1 year anniversary for no relaxers this month!

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