Hair’s the Deal
Not that long ago, wearing your hair natural was considered a political stance rather than an on trend style.
Natural hair is everywhere. Once upon a time, and not that long ago, wearing your hair natural was considered a political stance rather than an on trend style. Now, no matter where you turn, you’re guaranteed to come in contact with at least one afro, maybe some dreads, a few twists, and alike. There’s just something beautiful about watching an emergence of natural beauties (you too fellas) proudly rocking a style once shunned, with confidence and dignity.
And then, there are those who have taken a page straight out of Sweet Brown’s book claiming that ‘ain’t nobody got time for that’ either. Why? Simply because they’re afraid. The most common reason for straying away from natural hair is that it takes way too much time to manage, which is ironic given the processes and weekly trips to the salon that most women with chemically treated hair endure. Another common fear of going natural is that people won’t accept you due to your “unprofessional hair.” But, with films like Good Hair and profound documentaries such as, My Nappy ROOTS which continues to bring awareness to the beauty of hair, allowing a new generation to openly embrace the movement and an older generation to witness change they thought they might never see, the stigma placed on natural hair will soon be a thing of the past.