I Was Natural Before It Was a Trend…So What?

As if we truly need another division, there is the nagging realization that some naturals are holding up their noses to other naturals. There appears to be an air of snootiness that is unbecoming, downright ugly, and when you think about it, it’s pretty petty. 

Who is more natural? The natural who just stopped using relaxers a year ago, two years ago, or ten years ago? Wait, what about the naturals who have been natural all of their lives or have been natural for over twenty years? Honestly speaking…who cares?

Actually, quite a few veteran naturals (naturals who have been natural prior to this growing wave of acceptance) care and as we see a rise in the natural hair movement, they are getting louder in their disdain for all the newcomers. 

Is this normal? Do veteran naturals need to voice their greatness at doing this before it was “trendy?” I’ve seen tees, memes, and rants on social media announcing they were natural before it became “trendy.” I don’t get it and here’s why:

Read the rest of my article over at Naturallycurly.com

I Was Natural Before It Was a Trend…So What?


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  1. June 3, 2014 / 12:07 pm

    This is so true! I just laugh when people turn up their noses at new naturals. It's that "I'm better than you attitude" that stemmed from slavery…

  2. Seriously Natural
    June 3, 2014 / 4:14 pm

    Girl, ain't it though? Sad…

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