This post comes from the heart as I am experiencing a good feeling I have never felt. I have never been prouder of my roots...
**Many changes occured since this article! Check out the updates in an article below (07-31-2012)**
It's interesting how recently, I've noticed how many black women in my entourage have reverted back to their natural hair. I am a bit ashamed to say that I was often annoyed when people would seem practically OBSESSED with their natural hair, often putting #naturalhair or #teamnatural as a description under their Instagram pics or Tweets. Why was I annoyed? Why didn't I quickly see the positive side of this? These are questions I have been asking myself lately as I am experiencing this particular "going natural" transition in my life.
|I remember those days|
I used to laugh when people would express some of these comments, often even blindly agreeing with these biased assumptions.
|My little sister Patricia. We have the same parents but our hair is very different|
|Her gorgeous afro|
|Such a cutie|
|3 1/2 months, 3 inches of growth|
|See the difference?|
I stopped relaxing my hair because I decided to positively deal with the hair I was born with. I know that I will never be like the girls in the magazines and it's okay...they're not all really like that anyways. I am proud of my skin color and all of the attributes that come with it. I am proud of my beautiful parents, grandparents and ancestors. I think my curly hair is gorgeous and I have never seen it grow this quick and this thick than in the past few months without any chemicals. I am proud to be black and that is all.
Thank you Patricia, Cathy, Sylkie Sylvie and KD for inspiring me.
Follow my personal Twitter for updates and let me know if you want to see more posts on the blog! You can also follow me on Instagram: @ilovesassou. I also wanted to let you guys know that I do not plan on chopping my hair yet! I decided to simply transition by letting it grow, all of that while trimming the ends every month or so.
****UPDATE!!!!**** I Big Chopped on July 5th 2012! Check it all out here :)