I’ve been natural for just over 1 year now and I am celebrating more and more every day for making the transition and I can tell you that I thought it would be the hardest choice to make and so it was at the time! But how I was so wrong!
Like many women, I had so many struggles with questions, that seem so ridiculous now- which I needed the answer to before I could make the decision to take out my weave.
In the end, I stopped listening to the excuses I was giving myself and just did it!
Do these questions sound familiar to anyone?
- “Will natural hair suit me?”
- “How would I wear my hair for work?”
- “How will people perceive me?”
- “What will my family think?”
- “Will I still look attractive?”
- “How will I manage my hair?”
I was driving myself banana’s asking myself all of these questions. However the flip side was that my underlying hair was in a horrible relaxed and broken state. I was sick of spending hundreds of pounds to get the latest Brazilian over-priced weave sewn victoriously into my ‘its-too-tight’ cornrows, by some crazed hairdresser from Evil-town, knowing the quality of my hair was dwindling, and all I was doing was masking the real problem. I looked great with my weave- but this did not fix the problem, and I was reminded by this everything I removed it.
I didn’t like my relaxed hair, my weave was too tight yet I was having an argument with myself about going natural!
Looking back now, my advice is to be excited about the change and learning about myself all over again. It was a magical moment for me and a decision that I whole-heartedly support. If your ready- then go out! Research! Read books, ask people/friends/family questions and then take the plunge.
Remember- you are not changing anything about yourself- you are just showing the real natural you.