Black Girls Series: Don't Touch My Hair
I think we can all remember a time when we didn't love our hair. We are defined by society what type of black person we are based on our hairstyle and placed in a box that may not even define us. Although, how black hair is viewed in society has changed does that mean it has changed how black women se their hair?
The feeling towards hair is different for every black woman, but we all have one thing in common, it's ours! Only we should decide how we wear it. Our hair whether we like to admit it or not makes us feel different depending on its style. We even plan outfits to go with our hairstyle. Our hairstyle can even determine what kind of man or friends we attract.
The road to loving our hair and learning how to manage it is a marathon rather than a sprint for most. We usually didn't have much say in how we wore our hair as children and had to sit through uncomfortable Saturday afternoon hot combs sessions or unusually tight cornrows to last the week. As we grew up experimenting with different hairstyles were exciting to some, trying the Rihanna cut that we all admired was all part of the hair journey.
Whatever hairstyle you deiced let it always be your choice because you've waited too long to not love your crown! We have so many options to choose from, from your natural curls, weaves, sew-ins, straightened, wigs, even shaving it all off the decisions are endless. Just do what makes you feel confident and happy. I know it doesn't always come easy and it takes a lot of trial and error to know what works for you but I promise once you get there it will be worth it.
Please share your thoughts on your hair and anything that has helped you feel confident in how you wear it?