Loving me not my natural hair – Letter from the editor in chief
The natural hair movement has thought me to love my coily, curly hair and to embrace it. It has also motivated me to use more natural hair products in order to treat my hair with care. Through the natural hair journey it has thought me how to master my hair, however in this journey it made me come to realisation to actually Love ME for who I am more than my natural hair.
Before I chopped my natural hair again fall last year, I was natural for six years. And during those six years of being natural I had a roller-coster relationship with my coily curly tresses. When I loved it, it was because my hair turned out just the way I wanted it and if it didn’t box braids or twists with extensions became my savior. As I was rocking my natural hair I rarly cut it since my main goal was to grow it long. But my hair was very unshaped and I had the desire to have round and beautiful afro. So as I visited a saloon in Stockholm my hair dresser and I had “real-talk” on how much hair I had to cut in order to get the shape that I desired. I had to chop 15cm to get the shape that I wanted.
This second big chop thought me to let go of the control I had for my hair and instead embrace it as part of me. It also thought me to not let my hair determine the value of who I am. In other words through my natural hair journey it has thought me how to master my hair, however it made me realize to actually Love ME for who I am more than mynatural hair
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