Going Natural…Should I?

Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t – Eleanor Roosevelt

This quote says it all. In life, no matter what you do or will do, you will be prone to judgement from people you know or even from people you have never seen in your whole life. It also applies to the process of going natural. Some people will not understand, tell you that you will not be able to comb your hair, nappy hair is ugly…and so on. Of course some will say “Go for it!”, but choosing to be natural is a PERSONAL CHOICE. I know doing something new is sometimes scary, but isn’t taking risk exciting? I believe that being natural gives you a little something more which makes you stand out.

Many of us “naturals” had the same questions when we started our journey.
Will it fit me? Hmmm, I do believe that if you were born with it, it will.
Which styles can I wear? That’s the thing with natural hair; there are so many hairstyles that you can wear: big curly afro, dreadlocks, flat twists, bantu-knot twist out (my favourite, I admit it :-D) … Don’t worry if you can’t make some of the styles you have seen, it takes a while to manage the different techniques. Do not give up!!



How do I take care of it and which products should I use? Well, it all depends on your hair texture and until you stop using relaxers you won’t know. 

It’s crazy how women are becoming more and more confident about wearing their natural mane, even in the public scene. Celebrities like Yaya Dacosta Alafia (from ANTM) and Tracee Ellis Ross are strutting their natural tresses, and aren’t they beautiful? Yes, they are.

Will you take the steps?

By Angele Amponsah

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Comments (4)

  1. This is a really great topic to discuss, in order to encourage more naturals, or others starting this journey.

    I went natural a few years back and it was something I had a deep desire to do. However, I had taken the plunge before but my partner at the time, made me feel so awful I quickly reverted back to straightening.

    The thing is I find that a lot of black guys see
    going natural as empowering and don’t like
    it. Does any body else agree?

  2. Hi Sheena,

    Thanks for the support. I’m sorry to hear your experience with your partner. Regarding black men views on transitioning I think it’s more about getting them to get used to it. Not all men find natural hair attractive, and they don’t know that relaxers and weave are really damaging for hair. Some just prefer the sleek look, I believe it’s also about taste.


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  4. A fascinating discussion is worth comment. I beelieve that you need to publish more about this topic, it mayy not be a taboo subject but generally folks don’t talk about these issues.
    To the next! Cheers!!

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