As African American queens, we have all had a specific thought run across our minds; “Should I go natural?”. Some of us have accomplished, attempted, or kept it as a thought. If you fit into the “attempted” or “kept it as a thought” category, this post is specifically for you! As far as my accomplished sistas, don’t worry, if you need some reassurance, this is for you too!
Here are 5 amazing reasons why you should go natural:
- Self Acceptance
First things first, accepting your natural hair is not as easy as it may sound for everyone. However, I can almost promise you that it is a beautiful experience. Accepting and going through the transition stage can be a pain but it is super interesting to see what your hair transforms into! You would almost think your hair is consistently playing the “she loves me, she loves me not” game, as much as you may switch from loving your hair one day and hating it the next! However, with time you learn to feel liberated! You feel free from trying to impress and fit in with society.
What is more fun than having more options? Perhaps nothing! Being a natural allows you to have so many style options. I have nothing against relaxers. However, you don’t get to experience anything other than straight hair. When you’re natural, you can rock the bush, afro, puffs, twists, and don’t get me started on the protective styles! There are endless to choose from! With that being said, versatility allows you to stay interested in your hair!
It is always better to take the healthier route! Going natural is the healthiest option to choose for your hair. Harsh chemicals can damage the hair now or later, sometimes both! Healthy hair will only allow your strands to flourish like a pretty flower. No more damage from hair glue or heat! You are now in your natural state and it feels so good!
- Debunks European and Western standards
In the past years, straight hair was the only hair accepted in society. Straight hair was known to be the hairstyle and texture to give you beauty and poise. Kinky and coily hair was known as unprofessional and inappropriate. However, you don’t have to worry about your hair getting ruined in the rain because you have a weave or a relaxer in your hair. Natural hair is becoming more and more visible in today’s society. Companies want to be apart of the movement. The fashion industry is becoming more supportive of the movement too! Going natural allows you to support and expand on what is defined as the “beauty standard”.
- Unique and Special
Being natural is so unique and special. Not only to you, but to other people as well! You could be walking down the street and all eyes will be on your hair! You will get questions on what you do to your hair, what products you use, and some people may even ask to touch your hair! That is how special and interesting natural hair really is! Natural hair is subconsciously praised believe it or not. Natural hair has a wide range of textures, which is another reason why it is so special and interesting.
So ladies, I hope these five reasons convinced, and reassured your thoughts on going natural!