Since I have my natural hair I’ve noticed that : People not only believed that i don’t have money to straighten my hair . But they also convinced that it is a way to feel more African.
Even some of my friends I though they understood African concept. They don’t understand.
Before I used to tried to explain them that wearing my natural hair, had nothing to do with feeling more african. It was just one more way ,I have to understand my life. For me it was a step in the discovery of my own person. I am vegetarian and Buddhist, and therefore I believe in living, eating, loving people with sincerity. And that includes not putting chemicals in my hair. Because it’s a part of me that don’t want to punish with bad habits.
And the concept of being or feeling african, or want to be, for letting your hair with your natural texture. Not only I did find it stupid, also lacking of any knowledge of people as individuals.Say that you want to feel more afriacan for choosing a particular hair style. It’s like saying you want to be a japanese for buying a kimono.Or saying to white woman: – you dye your hair blonde to feel more european
And the strangest thing of all is that they Forget that africa is not a country . Is continent with a diversity of people and therefore colors and hair textures . If I want to be more African for not straightening my hair. That means Ethiopian model, Liya Kebede has never been or felt african .
To summarize: No straightening my hair is a individual choice and for my personal health. It doesn’t have to do with a sense of belonging to any group or foundation.
I love my natural hair and i’m happy . ¡So you people get over it !!