Top myths about natural hair

October 13, 2018 2:53 pm 0 comments Views: 15

There are a lot of things that are said about natural hair and those who choose to turn their backs on conventional standards of beauty.

Black hair

Black men don’t like natural hair

Completely untrue. I was fly with a perm and turned more than a few heads day to day, and that, I’m glad to say, has not changed. What has changed is the kind of man that is vocal about his attraction. I don’t get the ‘Psst baby, baby’ reactions anymore. That is truly a blessing. More often than not I’ll get a greeting to the tune of ‘Hey sista’, ‘Good morning’, etc.

Natural hair is hard to care for

Complete false, shoveled out by Pantene, Loreal and our grandmothers who were taught to hate the texture of their hair. I spend 5 minutes or less doing my hair every morning and it takes only 30 to wash it, and I let it air dry cutting my styling down to the barest of the bare.

Natural hair makes you spiritual

Some people think that natural hair makes you conscious and people tend to treat you as such. As if you’ve drunk from a river so deep that the water left you forever changed. Ludicrous. I too, though that cutting my hair would do something, open up a door in my heart but not so. I was still the girl I was before I went to the salon. It really is just hair.

Natural hair doesn’t grow

Not so. Not so at all. It’s been growing like wildfire and I have seen far too many bald-headed women with straight hair to believe that lie.

Natural hair isn’t for everybody

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard “See, now you look good with natural hair, but I don’t have the face for it”. Now that makes as much sense as saying “You know dark skin looks good on you, but I like my skin light I just couldn’t pull off that darkie look”.

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