Yesterday was “natural hair day” in the social media sphere known as twitter. I’m not 100% sure what the purpose was however, the general idea was to demonstrate an overall appreciation for those who have chosen to wear their hair in its natural state. There were lots of tips shared on products, techniques and advice on transitioning from relaxed to natural. Sounds harmless right? Well, unfortunately the topic struck a nerve and created beef that reached east coast vs. west coast rap proportions! I swear the crabs in a barrel mentality came out and begged the question- why can’t we all just get along?
There seems to be a huge amount of stereotypes which have emerged from team relaxed and from team natural…. The major point of those who are natural being that relaxed hair somehow equates with self-loathing and the relaxed sisters stereotyping our natural counterparts as being incense bearing tree huggers…. This of course is ridiculous as we all know there is no one size fits all for our hair choices.
I am a woman who has been bald, natural, weaved, blonde- I believe in being a chameleon when it comes to hair and the bottom line is ensuring that your crown and glory is healthy!!
In honor of embracing authenticity in just being you- whether that means relaxed, or natural here are some of my favorite hair related posts.
TLC for my tresses
The Plight of the Black Woman’s Hair
Getting Wiggy with it