Sep 7, 2010

Naturally Confident

If there is anything I have learned from being natural, it's that it takes a large amount of confidence to do so. Although more and more women are making the decision to become natural, you still can feel like the red dress at a black and white party. I always notice fellow naturals in a sea of 14 inch weaves, sometimes it feels as though we migrate to each other with an ice breaker conversation of hair, but what happens when you're alone? Realize that you are different, and so is everyone else. There is no particular mold to fill, consider your natural hair a crown, wear your head high and with a smile. This is something I had to learn myself, especially when I had my TWA. My hair has never been that short, so it took some getting used to. I soon learned to love my hair and got really excited over little things (the first time I could wear a headband, two strand twist, pin up). Just learning more about my hair gave me more confidence because I learned what it liked and what worked. This can be a wonderful growing process for you, especially with a support system. Confidence is a beautiful thing, and maybe it can even inspire someone else to become natural


Ronesha said...

Great post!!

D.R. said...

I completely understand this I'm the only natural TWA at my high school and I stick out like a sore thumb but I simply embrace it I wasn't meant to just blend in I think I like it better that way :)