5 exaggerated thoughts about natural hair

Although treating natural hair can be a little tricky, it’s entirely doable if you remember what the overall goal is, but first…

Do you understand what natural hair is telling you about your overall outlook?

The goal of having natural hair is to keep the hair resolutions balanced. In other words, your hair and beauty routine will be different, but even easier overall.

Here’s some exaggerated thoughts upon going natural…

1. Wake up feeling free and liberated …
Although having natural hair is liberating and has its perks, sometimes I miss my longer, straight hair that falls to my shoulders and blows in the wind.

2. Just wash and go …
Whoever came up with this saying forgot to name a few steps in between. I must wash, condition, apply leave-in conditioner, oil, and styling product, then go. And I have to wait 4-6 hours for my hair to air dry completely.

3. Look like a boy …
I’m relieved this thought proved false for me! Although I think that women with pronounced bone structures are gorgeous, I’m glad that my face is soft and feminine enough to balance a short, somewhat bold cut.

4. Wear big earrings to feminize my look …
Since I wear glasses (cat-eye frames), wearing big earrings looks too over-the-top. My face can’t handle two statement pieces. So I’m stuck wearing studs and small hoops, unless I want to draw tons of attention.

5. Walk in light rain without an umbrella …

Sprinkles and sparse showers seem harmless enough, but my hair is moisture sensitive. So if my hair is already dry, even a few droplets turn my cute curls and coils into fuzzy frizzies.