Where Natural Hair is The Norm!
Is it just me or does it seem like everybody is "going natural"? Just within the past seven days two women have approached me about natural hair, and they said in their comments (as a part of the reason they were doing it too) that it seems like everyone is going natural, or as one sister put it, "doing the natural thing".
Nurse Treating My Son: "Are you going natural?"
Sunshine: With a small grin on my face, "I've been natural three years. Are you natural?"(She was wearing a wig)
Nurse: With a puzzled look on her face, (in reference to my length maybe?) "Yeah, I'm transitioning to natural. It's like the thing to do. You can do a lot of styles obviously, and everybody is going natural. There are a lot of YouTube videos about it and everything"
Freshly Big Chopped: "I was hoping I would run into you! I told you I was gonna cut it all off!"
Sunshine: " Yes you did! And it looks good."
Freshly Big Chopped: "Are you going natural?"
Sunshine: "Um...What do you mean?"
Freshly Big Chopped: " It's longer than before, so you're gonna grow it out natural?"
Sunshine: "Maybe! I don't know. But I've been natural three years."
Freshly Big Chopped: "Yeah, it seems like everybody doing the natural thing, so I just figured why not!"
Does it bother me? Not at all. If going natural is trendy, then I'm glad! The more women who go natural, the more likely we are to break the cycle of passing down hair hatred to future generations. The trendier it becomes the easier the journey becomes for new naturals. The more people do it, the less abnormal it'll be ‘til finally it can just be hair.
There have been at least two women who have big chopped after seeing my hair. They lived near me making me no longer the only woman in town rocking the fade. For a second there, I was like "Dang!, Now I don't stand out anymore :-(" But once I got over myself, I saw how their chops were actually reasons to celebrate! I am so thankful I could have inspired them.
So what about you NatSun? Honestly, does it bother you that every body is going natural and it’s becoming trendier? Do you enjoy being the unique natural in the group or do you see the increase in naturals as a cause for celebration?
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