Every day I sit and wonder why am I afraid to make the hair God gave me healthy inside and out! I did make one step, away with the chemicals that straighten my strong, curly, thick, course, kinky hair that I was blessed with. Too long have I as a black woman made the excuse of why I don't swim, go out in the rain, roll in the hay with the kids or hubby, work out in the gym or outside on a hot day. ("I don't want to mess up my hair") I'm getting closer to the freedom God gave me to enjoy life to the fullest, without that excuse. Please help me through this bondage and pray that I will go NATURAL as I was called.
That is poetic. It is so true. Because of our hair we have shortchanged ourselves of some of life's simple pleasures. I am not totally natural yet, although I often where my own natural hair. It is relaxed and I actually like it relaxed. However, I find myself longing for natural, unrelaxed hair even admiring people who have it.
One thing that helped me was to finally make friends and amends to my hair. I no longer mistreat it. I give it proper conditioning and moisturizers everyday (because AA hair is the most dry and brittle of all hair types). I even wash it often and keep it as clean as I can. I still braid it up or put it in weaves to keep it protected from the daily tugging. I have found that the best thing to do for our hair is to keep it on our heads and not in the brushes and combs.
Thank you for sharing.