I see and hear people say "natural hair is just a trend" and they say it with such conviction. It's almost as if they desire is to be just that, a mere trend.
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Well sorry (not sorry) to say natural hair is here to stay so get use to seeing Kinks, Coils and Curls EVERYWHERE.
For me the natural hair movement is a wonderful and beautiful thing. Black and mixed women are comfortable and proud of the natural hair texture God gave to them. To some, wearing your natural hair is not a big deal! However, for many women who have transitioned or big chopped to revert back to their natural hair texture, being natural is a journey. A journey of personal growth, acceptance and understanding.
Being natural I get the stares, the questions and the *reaching out to touch*. It seems like it comes with he territory (which is odd but that is a conversation for another day). So we know by just being natural we are making a bold statement, we are proud and now comfortable to make such a statement.
I personally think we were all ignorant about our hair before (well most of us). Now our eyes have been opened. Growing up I never knew natural hair could be so easy, back then I thought the only solution was a
relaxer. Now we have learnt from bloggers, volggers and from our own experiences what to do, how to do it, and learnt the fact that our hair grows.
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I do not EVER see myself getting a
relxer. I've grown to love my hair. From when I first big chopped I had the obsession of curl definition to now, I have acceptance of my hair blown out, twisted, defined what ever I've grown to love my hair's versatility.