|From relaxed to natural.|
Going natural wasn’t a popular decision in my immediate or extended family. It still isn’t. My father, grandma, aunt and uncle always have snide comments to say about my hair. I just ignore them. It is interesting to note, however, that several family members have also decided to go natural recently. Two aunts, an older cousin and even my mother have joined the ranks of natural beauties. I’d like to think I was the natural trendsetter.
It shocked me when Ma Dukes said she was going natural. She’s always indecidve about her hair to me. She had her relaxed hair cut off a few weeks ago. I haven’t been home to see it in person yet, but the pictures are amazing. Mother dear and I are not hair stylists at all. Working with our natural texture, we tend to do a lot better. Also, YouTube has so many videos of natural hair styles all I do is sit, watch and learn. I don’t believe when people say they can’t go natural. You came out the womb natural, not relaxed. But everything isn’t for everybody. Natural hair fits my personality. It's the right choice for me.