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by Daily of Daily Curlz
Sitting down and having a conversation with a curly girl under cover aka anyone with relaxed hair or any sort of treatment to hide her hair texture, is quite remarkable. It is funny to me how many women refer to my natural hair as beautiful, pretty, amazing and all that jazz, but….they would never wear it themselves. They have me feeling confused. Should I feel flattered or bad? Natural hair looks good on me but you (actually a curly girl) “can’t” wear your hair curly? This is not about how I feel, it is about what is keeping you from going natural.

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1. You have “bad hair”…
I can’t believe we are still calling natural hair “bad,” but, believe it or not, I get this every day. Think about it, if you are 30 years old or older and had your hair relaxed when you were 12 or 15 years old, how can you possibly know what your true texture is? The appearance of your new growth is not an absolute indicator of your overall hair texture. You can only see your true texture when your hair is completely natural. Of course you’re gonna see your new growth, kinky, “bad” or whatever you want to call it, because you are comparing it with relaxed hair. I thought the same thing and for that reason alone, I used to relax my new growth every month.

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2. You don’t like short hair…
I get it, believe me I do. I didn’t like it either but if I had to do it again, I would without thinking about it. I learned that a confident woman goes beyond long or short hair. Hair grows, so enjoy and play with it. You don’t have to do the big chop. You can transition if you have the patience. With proper care, your hair will grow longer and healthier. Another alternative is wearing protective styles like wigs, braids etc…

3. You care what other people think..
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. Go natural because it’s what you want. People will always have an opinion, whether good or bad.

4. Natural hair is not fashionable…
Think again. Think Lupita Nyong’o (just to mention one) No further comment.
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5. Natural hair is not professional…
Natural hair is professional, classy and just as fashionable as any other hair texture.  Natural hair allows you to wear a variety of styles. Having natural hair does not mean you have to wear it out in an afro all the time. Natural hair yields versatility: twist it, braid it, bun it, straighten it, wear it out, pin it up. The bigger your hair, the bigger the style options.

Is there anything that came in between you and your initial transition to natural hair?

Daily of Daily Curlz is a Dominican living In LA, far from home but having so much fun exploring around, Curly hair, natural living, and a shoe enthusiast. Mom of two beautiful curly girls that complement my entrepreneur and Freelance life with glitter and pink.