I was reading may daily blogs as usual and I came across an article that identified 5 misconceptions of natural hair, written by Regina Michelle of HelloBeautiful.com.. they were interesting and I just thought I would share my 2 cents. Here goes:
1.Â Wake up feeling free and liberated â€¦
Although having natural hair is liberating and has its perks, sometimes I miss my longer, straight hair that falls to my shoulders and blows in the wind.
My thoughts– I do not know if I woke up liberated, I think I woke up scared not knowing where to start or what to do. It was apparent to me that my hair was very very important because the confusion that ensued really bugged me. Do I miss my longer straighter hair? In my case it was just straighter! I do and I don’t… I always straighten my hair and then I am itching to get back to curly… So what does that mean? (Emily says: I think it means youâ€™re crazy)
2.Â Just wash and go â€¦
Whoever came up with this saying forgot to name a few steps in between. I must wash, condition, apply leave-in conditioner, oil, and styling product, then go.Â And I have to wait 4-6 hours for my hair to air dry completely.
My thoughts: OK so it isn’t just wash and GO, but it kinda is… itâ€™s not the ‘coiner of the phrase’s’ fault that we don’t know what ‘wash’ means… Apparently washing has many many layers.. we just misunderstood. I totally feel you on this one Regina
3.Â Look like a boy â€¦
Iâ€™m relieved this thought proved false for me!Â Although I think that women with pronounced bone structures are gorgeous, Iâ€™m glad that my face is soft and feminine enough to balance a short, somewhat bold cut.
My thoughts: I was not told I looked like a boy, but I was told I looked like a child with my shorter hair and I was asked on numerous occasions, will you ever be using a comb again? …I got rid of the culprit that had those opinions and found a nicer person to hang out with 🙂
4.Â Wear big earrings to feminize my look â€¦
Since I wear glasses (cat-eye frames), wearing big earrings looks too over-the-top.Â My face canâ€™t handle two statement pieces.Â So Iâ€™m stuck wearing studs and small hoops, unless I want to draw tons of attention.
My thoughts: I wear contacts but I am more of a studs, pearlsÂ and small hoops kind of girl myself. I like statement earrings but I just like the idea of wearing something small … Maybe that will change soon 🙂 But for now I will always wear what is comfortable for me.
5.Â Walk in light rain without an umbrella â€¦
Sprinkles and sparse showers seem harmless enough, but my hair is moisture sensitive.Â So if my hair is already dry, even a few droplets turn my cute curls and coils into fuzzy frizzies.
My thoughts:I don’t give a rats behind…. I embrace the frizz.. its all good over here ma!
click here for the article