Hair is our DNA. It speaks for us as to who we are and where we come from. And, I am talking about in its natural form not processed with color, perms, chemicals, straighteners, etc. For women of color; this is especially true.
Women of color have to instill in their daughters the beauty of their natural hair. Major points: you have society giving negative comments about Beyoncé’s and Jay-Z’s daughter (Ivy Blue) because Beyoncé chooses to leave her daughter’s hair in its’ natural state. I can show several examples of hair that is straight, wavy, extra curly, thin, and thick that will leave you astounded. Jada Pinkett-Smith’s hair is the a perfect example!
That’s why Maya Angelou was amazing. She enveloped her culture and her uniqueness as first a woman then as a woman of her culture. Other women that are worth mentioning are India Arie and Angie Stone.
Hair is our signature to how we are feeling, who we are, etc. When you get ready in the morning to when you come home at night; all reflects the day we’re having to a certain degree. Ladies, we know that how we style our hair can represent our various moods of empowerment, style, professionalism, casual, at home in the house (like rollers, pinned up, wrapped in a scarf, etc.) and even a bad hair day.
So, in this paragraph, I want to instill in those that are young and don’t know their worth to take pride in your hair. Wear it natural if you choose and don’t be afraid of what others may say or think. We are only as good as what we put out there for others to see. If you walk with pride in your style and culture, then others will see it. However, at the same time, if you walk with your head down because your hair may be a little thick or very thick, then you will come across as a person with low self-esteem.
Perhaps what is needed is more natural looks of those who wear their hair natural (from babies to grown-ups). Don’t be afraid, EMBRACE it. Don’t be sad, SMILE! Remember, you have the versatility and the ability to wear your hair, straight, curly, wavy, short, long, etc.
Thank you and have a wonderful HAIR DAY, LADIES!!!!