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Natural Tresses (Pt. 2)

January 23, 2010

If you’ve just visited my site, thanks! Read the post below first-> Natural Tresses Pt. 1

I’ve heard different points of view about the topic. Some say it’s just hair, as I’ve noted before. Others who have gone natural have different view points.  Some feel like it’s the ‘real them’ coming forth. It’s been an adjustment admittedly, but they wouldn’t go back for anything. A lot say ‘God didn’t make any mistakes. They’re proud of what they have.’ A few, go back to relaxing their hair and say it was too difficult to manage. Some try again because of all the new info available out there and access to online communities.

Many say natural isn’t for everyone. Personally, I’m in the middle ground right now and not sure. I won’t tell someone what’s best for them.  I think I owe it to myself to try something out and see how I like it.  Let my curiousity take me somewhere new. If it’s not what I’m looking for, I could always go back.  Either way, you can’t fully speak on something unless you’ve done it yourself or you have adequate info and understanding.

So here are a few sites that have lots of great information. They can benefit you whether you’re relaxed, natural or in between. You might pick up some cool hair tips, but  you don’t have to take my word for it. Check them out for yourself!

1. CurlyNikki (she’s a UNC-CH alum btw. how random, but pretty cool)

2. Black Girl with Long Hair

3. TightlyCurly

If you’re not sure where to start, I’ve listed a few suggestions for each site:

1. CurlyNikki: Skim through at least the 1st page. If you see something interesting or an appealing face, click on it and read their story.

2. BGLH: Go to the top of the page, click Gallery-> Now & Then. You can see pics of people’s before and afters.

3.TightlyCurly: Left-hand column, put mouse over ‘Photos’ -> Teri’s Hair. Her transformation is SO dramatic. Obviously everyone’s hair won’t end up looking like hers, but it’s an example of when you figure out how to take care of something properly, it can really blossom.

-Later pplz. Go out and explore. Don’t be afraid to push past your limits :]

**(SideNote: It’s not just women in one ethnic community that have hair issues. I’ve learned many women of all races have some issues with feeling pressure to straighten their hair ALL the time. Granted it’s by a flat iron, but still…kinda interesting.

I don’t think anything is wrong with straight hair. I think it’s great to have versatility and mix it up. The only issue is if you feel like that’s your only option in order to be “beautiful.” ( also see-> “long hair is the only way to be perty” which=false) To each their own. Still, I think a few beautiful ladies in the media have rocked all different types of styles and have showed us how cool versatility is! Can you think of any? )

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