I have ignored my hair all my life. During my teenage years I was teased relentlessly about my hair because of the different types of extension hair I wore. I was raised in the Northwest in a predominately white world and believed that Christie Brinkley was the standard for beauty and therefore I would never measure up. But I certainly was going to try! Since I could do nothing about my dark skin I figured my hair was the best place to start. For most of my life my hair has been in some sort of braids… cornrows, braided in a pony tail, individual braids, halfway ins, invisibles... you name it.
Fall of 2005 I started thinking about what I would look like if I were to wear my hair natural. And I had a flashback….
Detoxing the 'creamy crack'
September of 2005 I learned I was pregnant and figured since I was going to be going through a ton of new physical changes I might as well throw my hair in the mix as well. Not sure if this was the best plan, but it was the plan I chose.
The White, Black girl
Let’s revisit the ‘Black power to the people’ entry…. Toward the end of this entry I made this statement.
Today I am posting a few of my graphics. Graphics that helped me redefine my narrow-minded perception of intellect and beauty. I already knew this was everything I wanted to be … smart, successful, beautiful, attractive.
My Hair Truth
May 2006 I finally got the guts to cut my hair off. Well, cut off the relaxed hair. By this time I was 8 months pregnant and had 2-3inches of new growth. My plan was to cut off the relaxed hair and braid up the remaining hair. I needed to grow it out before I could consider a natural hairstyle…
What Will People Think?
My trip to the salon to get my first natural hair do was December of 2006. I left the salon and I looked like this…
Everyone at the salon was very complimentary but I had knots in my stomach… I was stripped of my long hair, even though it previously belonged to an innocent young girl in India or was manufactured in a lab somewhere alongside the hair used for Barbie, it still validated my beauty. I know for many of you that is not the case but unfortunately I had stooped that low.
You Look Beautiful Today
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