There are many women that do not embrace their natural tresses. They cover them up with wigs and perms, calling themselves using protective styles when they are really covering their hair to appear more presentable in the presence of others.
I mean who are we kidding?! Certain people out there still see black hair as offensive, threatening, and awful. Look at what happened to Gabrielle Union, who was fired for wearing ethnic hairstyles. Article here.
Please explain to me how hair is offensive or bothersome. Explain to me how it’s not just hair and how it has morphed into something that has bothered people so much that it can now be banned in certain places? Remember these posts, here and here.
Check out this video that was made to express the beauty of and versatility of our crown…
I am not one that conforms to what others think especially when it comes to my hair. You can see from my pictures… I have been a natural queen since 2005, but there are some little girls out there that are told their natural hair is ugly, nappy, kinky, or awful.
None of that is true. In fact, there’s nothing farther from the truth. Natural hair is versatile, soft, shiny, long, voluminous, beautiful, and amazing! Young girls should be proud of the hair that grows from their roots b/c it bears a signature that is all their own.
What I love about the video is that the father figures it out how to do hair and even his hair is in locs. He wasn’t used to doing his little girl’s hair, but he figures it out. He takes the time and makes her hair pretty. It wasn’t hard. It was just a matter of taking the time.
I say all that to say this: teach children to love their natural hair. There’s no such thing as “good” hair b/c it’s all good hair. As long as they take care of their hair, it will always be “good” hair. They don’t need chemicals or wigs. Just a tutorial and time. ❤