Is this true…I’m talking about the pic above….this post I found on Tumblr that originated on Twitter? I mean…have we gotten past this whole good hair BS along with LESS kinkier the better crap that has plagued Black women for far too long? Are we still chasing the curl dragon or trying by any means necessary to achieve a curl to love or feel good about going Natural? I sure hope so.
I ask because this whole Natural hair movement (which I’m sure started way before I jumped on board a little over seven years ago) has been about embracing, loving and nurturing our Natural hair! All the different shades we come in also has to reflect within our hair as well, right? No one is gonna have the same hair….me, my sister and my daughter have tightly coiled hair but it all looks differently and we family! None of us on this Natural hair journey have straight hair so we should all be lumped all together. It appears it’s a no go for some.
I’m in several Natural hair groups on Facebook and the questions still get asked about how to make their hair curl. There are still family members and significant others who don’t like Natural hair. There ARE STILL people going up to Naturals saying they have good hair and there is STILL some women saying they would go Natural if they had hair that curled!!!
I’m not here giving the answers on how this can stop nor am I here bashing women who don’t want to embrace being Natural for lack of curly hair. I am here expressing how I feel and felt when I saw this on Tumblr. I feel saddened especially since we have real things to worry about as black women. How about all the racist comments being hurled since November 6th at our president? How about worrying about making the rent, the mortgage, the light bill or the car note? Those are both better things we need to be concerned with and curly hair ain’t one of them. Ranting? Yes. Really mad? Kinda. This is just too sad to still be a concern.
Just wanted to get some stuff off my chest Naturals,