Natural hair is beautiful… from the different textures, to the strength and fullness. Celebrities such as Gabrielle Union and Nicki Minaj have taken the plunge and revealed their natural tresses. Gabrielle Union has mentioned that she has not relaxed her hair in over ten years. She responded to a question a fan asked about how she keeps her hair looking fabulous; “I wear weaves for my job to protect my own hair from heat and product buildup”. That doesn’t mean everyone has to wear a weave, but there are different ways women embrace their own natural hair.
If you are natural or currently thinking about it; the battle of natural and relaxed hair may come about in thought. For the ladies that are thinking about transitioning, one thing to remember is that it’s YOUR personal decision. There may be a possibility that friends, family, co-workers, and sometimes significant others may not welcome your new natural look, but stick by it and wear it with CONFIDENCE. Get educated by doing your research, looking at blogs, videos and getting advice from your fellow natural ladies. There are limitless resources on how to get started and how to take care of your natural hair during your transition.
For the ladies that are natural and get tempted to relax, try weighing other options. You can wear extensions, purchase a wig or maybe try styling your hair a different way to steer you away from relaxing. There are endless options of getting a relaxed look with going through with it!
If you are someone who is looking to embrace your tresses, ask yourself these for questions:
Am I ready to accept my texture?
Am I ready to spend more time on my hair?
Am I ready to experiment with different products?
Can I deal with the negativity?
Natural is beautiful too.. embrace your tresses!