Although I may have an idea of how I’d like a certain style to be, I’ve learned that my hair has its own personality and I’ve learned to embrace it.
I have been natural for about ten years. This includes my years of transitioning from a relaxer. I wanted the versatility and I love the fact that my natural hair is all mine and I can try different styles with it. Since starting my natural hair journey, one of the biggest challenges I face is retaining length. I usually look to platforms like YouTube or other social media platforms for tips. I’ve come up with hairstyles on my own, but I enjoy using social media to find new ways to be creative with hairstyles.
In the ten years of being natural, I don’t recall receiving discrimination based on my hair, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. I also don’t think there is enough representation of Natural Hair in media and advertising. Certain textures are used more frequently than others and with the wide range of textures that are available, there should be more.