Monday, June 28, 2010
hello to all my naturals! i was wondering what do u consider "natural"? some people look at natural as just not using any chemicals to make it straight and wear there hair pressed and flat iron all the time. well in my opinion flat ironing it straight all the time should not be considered natural because at the end of the day theres no level of acceptance to our hair as is and to be thats defeating the whole purpose of being a natural. now i would like to hear whats ya opinion about whats "natural" hair.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
You know what really grinds my gears (got that from family guy,I LOVE THAT SHOW!)black guys that says natural hair is ugly! Do they not know they have the same hair as us?? i came across a guy that said he doesnt like the whole natural look on girls then yelled out "perm hair all the way!!" wow now you know he got to be young. some of these black guys walk around as if they have a "special" hair texture,a texture thats so different then us women, well sorry to burst ya bubbles but....not! its just like ours! the same kinks, the same coarse, the same hair care etc. thats that real self hate rite there i guess. Just because some walk around with light/dark Caesars, waves, or braids dont mean the texture of your hair is not like ours. i think the least thing guys need to worry about is a women's hair anyways. if the girl hair is straight or kinky as long as the lady looks good then thats all that should count. i guess the moral of this story is that; guys need to respect our natural hair a little bit more, for god's sake its your hair too!!! we need our black men to support us and stop feeding into the artificial lifestyle.
I was walking down the stairs of my building today and a young girl about sixteen years old asked me what is wrong with my hair, im like whats wrong with it? then she said "it looks like hurrican katrina hit you" i just burst out in laughter and walk away. Its shameful how our hair gets no respect from our fellow black people sometimes. Ok so i told you one silly comment i was faced with, tell me yours...what was the most silliest comment someone said to you about your natural hair?
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Ok i'll admit, i did not stop perming my hair to become "Afro-centric" or to rock the natural look. My theory was "i can go to the Dominicans and get a wash and set and have my hair look like its perm without putting harmful chemicals in it" therefore flat ironing and wash and sets were my best friends. my theory worked for about a year, then it was chaos from there on.My hair stop cooperating with me, it was extremely hard to keep my hair straight! i would flat iron it and an hour later it would puff up. I still had perm on my ends so that would be the only thing still straight when my hair puffed up. It was so ugly and frustrating to me. Then to top it off my hair was falling out because the perm was breaking off!! Even though i did not know what to do with my hair, i did not want to go back on my word and perm my hair so i would just wear pony tails everywhere. It wasn't until a good friend of mine told me about a style called a braid out, i would braid my hair while it was still wet and in the next morning i would take out the braids....WOW!! i have never seen my hair look that good before! i rocked that hair style for about two weeks. Then i tried a wash and go to get a curly look, mind you i still had perm on the end of my hair,so everything was nice and curly EXCEPT my tips. The front of my head had a lot more perm on the ends, it was so ugly!. I remember starring into the mirror thinking about grabbing a scissor and just cutting until there was no more perm left in my hair. Thank god i didn't though. I was so frustrated i would of went crazy with the scissor. So I ask a friend of mine to cut all the perm out my hair i didn't care how much she cut off,my plan was to start over and make my hair healthy hair. So with the help from Youtube videos and my close friend i learned the Do's and Don'ts on black people's hair. Its easier to work with the kinks than to fight them.