When we talk black hair, the first thing that comes to mind is that nappy, freezy hair that’s hard to comb and style.
In addition, many African women think that they are not sexy or beautiful enough wearing their hair natural or that it does not compliment all outfits. You hear all sorts of excuses such as the hair being too thick or too thin from years of relaxing it, not having the right shape of the head yada yada.
However, more and more people are turning the leaf and ditching weaves and not just because of stars such as Lupita Nyong’o and Viola Davis choosing to go au natural and becoming influencers but because not only have they learnt to be more proud of their roots but also discovered that once you learn of a few easy tricks such as the right hair products and also what works for your hair and what doesn’t, it’s definitely the better option:
Here are valid reasons to go natural:
1. It’s cheaper
If you have bought hair extensions and weaves before, you know that they don’t come cheap. Neither does frequently relaxing the hair.
2. No more dry scalp
Our poor scalps cannot breathe for a while when we have weaves on and let’s not even get started about the itchiness…
3. Yes to wash days
The feeling of having to wash your hair whenever you feel like or after a sweaty gym session is everything.
4. Black is beautiful
We have been conditioned to think that kinky hair is ugly. No! Wear your kinky curls and afro with pride.
5. New styling options
There are numerous ways to style our natural hair from twists out to using accessories such as turbans and bows; and thanks to YouTube, there are so many tutorials on managing natural hair from which you can get tips.
Check out the different ways you can style your natural hair and still look fabulous!