Where I am now…
My hair: loves it!
A while ago, I said…
I am a woman in the process of discovering my hair in its naturally curly state, for the third time. This time, I will embrace it with open arms. This time, I will try harder to love the image of me that fashion and television reject. This time, I will find the support and encouragement I need to make it work.
I do not believe my hair needs to be tamed. It is not unruly or difficult to manage. It was not meant to be straight and I am going to stop trying to make it do things it’s not suppose to. In its natural state, I can leave it is where it is, even standing up. That’s well behaved hair – so what’s unruly about that?
And then I said…
So now that I’ve been natural for a little while, and wearing it curly, I’m impressed at how confidence in the way I look repels people’s inclination to impose their beauty ideals on me. I still hear it, I still see it, but it’s not important.
Some things that help: knowing my hair and working with it, not against it. I have a cut that suits my face and enhances the way I look. I have the tools I need to make it easy.
I’m also on Tumblr.