I’ve always been pretty obsessed with my hair and so it would only be natural (no pun intended) for me to stay up all night thinking about what I could do to it. I was up until 6 a.m. thinking about my hair ( crazy, I know ). This year I’ve reached a milestone. I’m turning thirty in just two short weeks. And lately I’ve been feeling the familiar urge to do something different with my hair. What I usually do is cut it but last night something struck me. Let me just state for the record that up until last night I had not even contemplated on this idea at all and also that I really REALLY love my curls. But I actually thought about relaxing my hair once again after being 100% natural for three years. I know what you’re going to say. I’m crazy right? Why would I want to throw away all of that dedication and progress for something that could possibly be a hazard to my health? This is not about self-hate or shame. This has nothing to do with me proving myself to anyone. This has everything to do with me having the freedom to do whatever I choose to do with my hair. I may go along with this and relax my hair or I may not. Who knows? But one thing is for sure. I just want to be able to wear my hair the way I choose to wear it without judgement or harsh criticism. I’m not naive. I know that people are going to have something to say. But its not really something that affects me. I do however, feel that this is an interesting topic of discussion. I wrote this as a way to open up dialogue as well as different opinions. I find that other people are more attached to my hair than I am. I am not defined by the way I choose to wear my hair. For some women, wearing their hair naturally represents the pride in displaying what God gave them and for others, its not really that serious. I’d say that I represent the latter. Its just hair imo.
I would love to hear from you and am genuinely interested in what you all have to say.