Natural Hair vs Racism

The United States as a whole is looking real unstable these days.  Especially with the recent, ugly events going on in Charlottlesville, VA.  I need you to understand racism has never left people!  It’s time to wake up, because this shouldn’t be a  surprise!   With so many people of color are now embracing their natural hair, the  negative comments are bound to happen now more then ever! Open discussion regarding your Natural hair vs Racism needs to happen and not be swept under the carpet.

Some may not agree with my words.  But I really don’t care!  I am an African-American female who decided after many years of chemically straightening my hair and having low self-esteem over my body, to begin embracing what God gave me.  He gave me my big lips, a big booty, and big hair. Nothing to be embarrassed over at all. And I love it all!  Unfortunately, there are still many in this world who do not, and have the nerve to make foul comments about it!

Real Talk

Many in the world are now threatened by the fact we are not shying away from our curls anymore.  It bothers them that we choose to embrace the things we used to try and cover up. It irritates them that we choose to wear our hair up and out the way it naturally grows. They claim it’s unprofessional and even try to control what hairstyles our children wear at school.

Back in the days we wanted silky, straight hair because it was seen as beautiful in America.  We wanted to have hair down to our butts, thinner noses, and a thigh gap because those were the type of females getting the most attention in media.

But guess what, some of us started to wake up and learn to love ourselves.  We started to realize we are, in fact, royalty the exact way we were born.  And guess what, media started to realize it too.  Now we got folks dying (literally) and taking ridiculous measures to have kinkier curls, darken their skin, get juicier lips, thicker thighs, and bigger booty.  This world is a trip!

The same things racists used to put us on display for, is now the same thing some of their own are trying so hard to get!  This is what scares them.  They are afraid of the power in our unity and realize as much as they try to mis-represent the Bible, we are not standing for that mess no more!

So Curlfriends, I say wear your Natural Hair proud!!  At the same time expect the foul comments that are sure to come now more than ever. When a racist decides to spit a negative comment in your face, or under your picture, remember how much Power you have and raise your head just a little bit higher! Smile at their own stupidity!

Conclusion

Pass this on guys. Share, like, comment, and subscribe.  I have plenty more to say on that subject and more. We need to show unity in the Natural Hair Community.  We have more power in numbers. There are people out there that are afraid to transition to natural hair just because they are worried about dumb, racist comments!  Let them know to not be afraid, but proud they are embracing their own culture and individuality.

Coloring Your Curls

Autumn will be here soon.  Have you thought about changing the color of your curls with the season change?  Well I am, so I thought I would pass on a few things to remember when coloring your curls.

The overall health of your hair is important. At all times.  It’s even more important when you are thinking about coloring your curls. Make sure you are keeping up with your water intake.  If your body is not properly hydrated, then your hair won’t be.  Hydrated and moisturized hair is highly important when coloring your hair because hair color naturally dries it out.  No one wants dry, brittle hair!  Also, make it a practice to deep condition your hair Every Wash Day (including a protein treatment monthly).

I highly recommend having a consultation with a hair stylist that specializes in coloring natural hair.  The standard stylist will not do, unless they are properly educated on natural hair health AND coloring natural hair.

Now if you chose to color your hair yourself remember you are taking a chance of an allergic reaction, the color not coming out the way you want it, or your hair falling out!  Yep, don’t sound good do it!

Coloring your curls can be a wonderful experience!  It’s a way to express your own individuality.  You can play it safe with just going a few shades lighter than your natural color.  Or, you can go all out with bold colors like blond, turquoise, bright red, or fuchsia.   Yes, color is so much fun in my opinion!   It’s a conversation piece.  Also it’s an additional gem to add to the crown you carry around daily Kings & Queens.

Whatever you choose to do, put some serious thought into it.  Whether you chose temporary spray-on color, a rinse, henna, semi-permanent, or permanent color do your research first. Weigh the pros & cons.  Then have fun!