The day I was born I had a head full of hair and that’s the first thing people always notice.
When you’re born why is hair so important in society. When people are going bald they try to mask it by getting hair implants or a toupee, or they just don’t shave all the hair and leave some hair on the sides.
Hair is the most important thing in a person’s body, why is that? when has hair determined your personality?
When hair is the problem
Most Caucasians prefer to be blonde most African Americans prefer to be straight, why not just stick with the hair that’s on your head?
Stick with what God has given you, if he gave you black hair let your hair stay black if he gave you curly hair let your hair stay curly.
I understand that sometimes you want to change your look but don’t make it a permanent solution, if you want to go straight for a bit then go straight.
Don’t let anyone tell you that you should have a certain type of hair.
If your hair is brunette don’t let someone tell you that you will look better blonde, or if you have curly hair some people will say “I think you would look better with long straight hair” you tell them, I will look better the way God made me.
African Americans Natural Hair Struggles
There were two movies I have seen recently about African American women and their hair.
In the African American community, we had to have a perm, and we must do so many different things to our hair so that we can feel pretty.
I remember when I was about 7 years old maybe younger my mom put my first perm in my hair; soon as she put the perm in my hair it began to fall out about a week later.
My hair is very fine and can’t take all those chemicals. When I was born in the 80s that was the thing, before that it was more about straightening combs.
Which is also bad for your hair. These techniques were brought down from generation to generation.
The rule of thumb was if you cannot comb your child’s hair or if it’s super thick you must permit to make it straighten.
Love the skin you’re in
I love my mother she is a very smart woman, but I think the proper hair care regimen was not passed down.
No one gave our ancestors the proper education about how to manage hair. Now I’m so glad that all these YouTube tutorials and are going viral to show African Americans the true way to manage their hair.
That perming or straightening your hair is not necessary. I wanted to be a part of that movement and I stopped perming my hair as well.
I remember when I was in middle school we use to call a perm “liquid crack”; lol, don’t ask me why we just did.
I love the woman I am, and I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world.
A proud African American woman.