Hey lovelies! Happy Wednesday!
I was talking to my friend Bre this past weekend about hair and why some Black women feel the need to cover their luxurious crowns with someone else’s flat, lifeless hair, espeeeecially when the weave appears cheap, unkempt and dirty. Bre’s been natural for years, but still visits youtube for inspiration and styling ideas. She came to the conclusion that Black hair, especially the thickest, strongest manes- you know, the ones furthest from the european end of the spectrum- still don’t get enough love or representation. She read the video comments of women and girls stating that they wish they had looser, “more manageable” curls. TRUTH IS, unless you have no hands, all hair is manageable with the proper education, correct products, styling tools and, of course, a little patience. It’s sad that the looser curl patterns are still getting much of the praise and attention with so many women of all hair textures embracing their natural selves.
So, this post is for us- an appreciation for those beautiful, tight coils that protect us from the sun. That say so much by simply being. Whether a wash and fro, high puff or press, our hair is gorgeous.
This is a mid-week celebration for those of us who strain to spot our luscious, healthy, strong reflections in the media, but don’t let that deter us from blessing whomever is lucky enough to lay eyes.
Your hair is beautiful. So strong. Majestic, fun, unique, resilient and versatile. It’s freedom. It’s life. Nobody can do it like us! NO ONE. And there is nothing more beautiful than a woman confident and wise enough to know that!
Represent, ladies! ❤
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