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Natural Hair : Embrace What God Gave You

When I first went natural, I assumed that I had to use a million different products in order to achieve the “look” that I wanted. I thought that I could turn my natural hair texture into something else, if I just got my hands on the right cream/lotion/potion. Boy was I in for a rude awakening. My curl pattern is so tight in the back of my head and I thought I could elongate my curls by using certain things. I was trying to force my hair into being a totally different texture instead of just embracing the texture God gave to ME.

I would go to the beauty supply store and buy a whole bunch of items geared toward curls and waves, not really caring what was in them…as long as they gave me the results that I wanted. I would then proceed to put those products in my hair, thinking a miracle would happen. The result was hard and crunchy curls, lol. It wasn’t until a year and a half after I went natural that I embraced my own hair. I don’t have hair that slicks down when wet. I don’t have hair that can be revived with “just a little water.” I can’t just throw my hair in a pony tail and be on my way. I can’t even put my thick mane in a pony tail holder because it doesn’t fit! And I definitely can’t wash my hair and leave the house. It would be a matted mess by the end of the day. Over the years, I had to learn how to love my hair and each individual strand that God gave me. I had to learn that while I may not have Brazilian wavy or Puerto Rican curls, my hair is still beautiful. It’s thick, it’s healthy, and it’s versatile. I can wear my hair in braids, in twists, in a huge afro, in a curly afro, in a bun, in up do’s, in ringlets, and I can even wear it bone straight.

Whether your hair texture is kinky, wavy, coiled, springy, curly, or straight – embrace it. It’s yours. Remember, there are people all over the world with REAL hair issues that would love to have yours!


About Portia S. Cole (99 Articles)
Portia began blogging in 2012 and has been having a blast ever since. She loves hair, fashion, and beauty, but she also enjoys pop culture and current events. Portia currently resides in New Jersey with her husband and son.

3 Comments on Natural Hair : Embrace What God Gave You

  1. Yea for the beauty, diversity and wonder of natural hair!!

  2. Great post. I feel the same way about my hair. Over the past year or so, I have learned more to accept my versatile hair that has a mind of its own. I keep thinking of Forest Gump, when he said, “life is like a box of chocolate.” My natural hair is like a box of chocolate, because I never know how my style/set prep is going to look.

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