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I made the decision to go natural for several reasons. The first one being, the perm was making my hair brake off. One minute my hair would be long and full, then the next thing i know, it would just brake off no matter how often i got it done, or wrapped it. I also had bad dry scalp (that's just a cute way of saying i had bad dandruff)lol! No matter how much my hair dresser scrubbed my scalp, those flakes just didn't want to go away! Not to mention the cost, and it's very time consuming! My schedule stopped allowing me to visit the shop every two weeks! I then decided that I would just start wearing braids, that way I didn't have to worry about what I was going to do to my head in the mornings. Braids were for convience more than anything else. Expensive, but well worth it! I didn't have to worry about my hair for months!! One day, I was taking down my braids, and thinking about what I was going to do for my next style. After wearing kinky twist for almost a year, and seeing everybody and their momma with it,I didn't want to get 'em again. I decided to get my hair pressed just to see how much it had grown. I was really blown away at the length! My hair was the longest it's ever been in my life. It was thicker,healthier, my scalp was even better. I decided then, that it would be a very long time, if ever again before I put a perm in my hair!
So of course after one makes a decision like that, people are going to have something to say! I'm happy to say, I've gotten more positive responses than negative. There are still those you think nappy hair is bad hair.
The reason I decided to stay natural is because, during this year, God has taken me on this awesome spiritual journey in which I am learning how to embrace who I am in Him and to accept His love. He has delivered me from the spirit of needing to feel accepted or validated by people. I am now able to look in the mirror and love the woman I see. I no longer have to feel bad about being me, or worry about rather or not i'm good enough. I can hear someone's opinion concerning me, and take it as just that! I no longer feel bad when I don't meet people's expectations of me. I know now that it is God and Him alone that holds my destiny. He is the one that is doing a work on me. He is the one that created me for His good purpose. I don't belong to anyone but Him. It only matters what He thinks and says about me! God is the only one that can save, deliver, and heal me! God and God alone holds the key to my heart.There is not a single person on this earth who has the power to do in my life what only my heavenly Father can do. He is my creator, and He made me the way He saw fit. Who am to tell the potter how to mold His clay? The more I grow in Christ, the more I'm interested in learning His ways, and the less I care about anybody else's.
So u see my friends, my decision to sport my nappy locks, goes way beyond my hair!!!!