Sooo my co-worker did her big chop yesterday and I am very excited for her and can't wait until I am fully natural! While she rocked her new do today, I had a chance to hear comments and see facial expressions and there was a mixture of positive and negative responses that I noticed. There will always be mixed reviews when it comes to natural hair because not everyone understands. Everyone does not know that I am transitioning and those who do know ask questions, make their comments and leave it at that. Some people are supportive while others are not.... But I don't really care! When I hear people talk about going natural some responses I hear are why, you don't have "good hair" or your hair is going to be to "nappy" or oh your hair will be pretty because you have "good hair" but who is to say whose hair is good or not?? One person't hair may be curlier than the others but the one with the curls may wish hers was a little straighter or vice versa! I feel like everyone's hair could be "Good" if we all learn how to take care of what we were blessed with!
Although some people still view natural hair as too nappy to wear daily, it is definitely becoming more mainstream! More and more women are deciding to go natural for many different reasons. Whether they are doing the big chop or a short or long transition, they are all going through a process which may include self-discovery as well! For some going natural may be just a fad but for others it may have more meaning to it. Either way we are changing the image of how people view natural black hair!
What are some responses you have received in regards to going natural or being natural???