I never thought I was my hair until I went natural. There’s nothing like a new do. You come out of the hairdresser feeling like a new woman. The best part is the compliments. That can make your day for weeks until its time for a new appointment.
When I went natural, I noticed the compliments didn’t come as easy as with the perm do. A lot of men aren’t into the natural look. I’ve seen the stares, it’s like they think you didn’t have time to get your hair fixed.
However I have noticed a lot of women approach me more than when I wore a perm. Some are curious about how long I’ve been natural or what made me decide to go natural. Some want to try but just can’t think of parting from their fresh hair styles.
It took me a while to get used to my new hair especially finding the right products to maintain it. I like soft hair, so I’ve been having a hard time finding products that keep my hair soft as cotton candy.
I did find a rinse that covers the gray for a few weeks and makes me feel young again. Now I’m trying different hair bands for different looks and back to finding big cute earrings.
I call myself the African Queen when I think I’m looking really fierce. I also noticed more compliments which I contribute to me liking my hair and wearing it proudly.
Yes some days we are our hair.