I got my first “your hair is beautiful, can I touch it?” request today. It was from a Filipino lady standing behind me in line at the cafeteria at lunch. I’ve always wondered why Naturals complained about this request but I get it now. It was very awkward and I smiled and politely said no.
First of all lady, we don’t know each other like that. Secondly, I don’t know where your hands have been. Third of all, you don’t see me walking around asking people with your hair type if I could touch their hair and I’m pretty sure you don’t either. Why would I walk around letting any Tom, Dick and Jane pet my hair?
I have friends that aren’t of the Black race and if they asked, I’d definitely let them touch. It’s like asking a random pregnant woman if you could rub her belly. It’s just weird.
I liked the compliment (I took it as one) but I’d rather randoms don’t touch my hair. It’s just a teeny weeny Afro, my baby, and I’m very protective of it. I love my hair!
Cut off all the relaxer and now i have curls! :)
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Rinsing with apple cider vinegar will help balance the pH of your hair and remove the buildup that can result from the use of these styling products and inexpensive shampoos.
Rinsing will also close the numerous cuticle scales which cover and protect the surface of each hair shaft. This imparts a smoother surface which reflects more light and as a result leaves your hair shinier, smoother and easier to manage.
Make your own healthy after-shampoo hair rinse by mixing 1/3 of a cup (75 ml) of ACV into a quart (1 liter) of water. You can then store this mixture in a plastic bottle and keep it in the shower for ready use.
Tired of people calling the natural look a “phase”! It is not…well not for me anyway. I’m glad I saw the light and that I can finally embrace my culture, race, heritage and myself and love every bit of my natural being! I love my natural hair, I love my natural nails and I love my natural beauty! This is who I am and it is NOT and will never be a phase! Get used to it!
I just LOVE what coconut oil does to my hair!!
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Who are your Natural Hair crushes? Mine are Solange Knowles, Janelle Monae and Corinne Bailey Rae…to name a few.