Crowns of Glory

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I’m approached often about my hair, especially now that the sides are shaved.  All types of comments are made and questions are asked which I’m always happy to answer.  I love talking about natural hair but sometimes it gets weird.  Some take it a little far and ask questions about my hair as if it’s a foreign object.
“What are you doing to your hair now?”
“Can I touch it?”
“How’d you get it like that?”
“Did you do that yourself?”
For some,  the comments above and those similar simply amount to general curiosity and the desire for knowledge.  For others, a conversation they started somehow mocks an invitation to launch into a fit self-deprecation.
  It saddens me to hear beautiful sisters say things like “Your hair looks good but I can’t do it.”  When I ask, “Why can’t you do it?” 9 times out of 10, the response:
 “I have buckshots.”
“My hair is too nappy.”
“I don’t want an afro.”
“I think it would be better to just loosen the curl so it can be silky.”

I’m not the “natural hair police” but I do find it exciting to see so many women going natural.  Surely, how a woman decides to wear her hair is all about personal preference and style.  What baffles me, though, is how some beautiful woman or girl is able to look at their natural hair in the negative before they’ve experienced it on any real level.  When presented with these types of comments it causes me to raise this question: If your curls were looser or silkier, how is it that they’d be more beautiful?It’s natural to feel nervousness when you think about going natural.  But it’s one thing not to know how to care for your hair– which is where frustration lies for many when they first go natural.  But to think that the hair that naturally grows out of your head is “ugly”, “too nappy” or some other negative is only a hinderance.  For hundred of years, we’ve been told and sold on the words that everything about us was ugly, unbecoming and unattractive.  From our full lips, to our luscious brown skin and even our beautiful cloud of kinks, coils and curls.

In, fact, it is–we are—the distinct opposite. We were beautifully handcrafted by God with love and meticulous care.  We are the most unique and diverse of any other culture.  Today, I would like to encourage any woman that’s ever thought about going natural not to be ashamed of the hair with which we were blessed.  It’s a part of our history.  Our culture.  Our Origin.Let’s wear our “clouds” with pride.  Because these are not  foreign objects or any alien assemblance piled upon our heads.  It’s not “too nappy” and we don’t need the curls to be looser than they are.  It’s the hair we were born with.   It’s part of our natural beauty.

These are our Crowns of Glory.
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@_tayloranise

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@iamhannalashay

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@bwatuwant

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@urbanbushbabes

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For those that are thinking about going natural, just give it a chance before you count it out.  Walk into it knowing that you are about to experience something beautiful.  If later, you decide you don’t have the patience or time then that’s fine too but I would hope that you would walk away knowing that what’s naturally growing out of your head has nothing to do with “ugly” or “too nappy”.
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