There may be pain in the night, but joy comes in the morning.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Transitioning

 
So I have decided to embark on a little adventure.  I am about to be "happy to be nappy!"  I think.  I have done many things to my hair over the years, relaxers, curls, back to relaxer, flat iron, kinky twists, you name it.  But one thing I have NEVER done with my hair is to wear it natural.

Now this can be quite a controversial subject in the black community.  However, this is NOT my intention with this post.  But if you want to read an interesting article on the subject, Hello Negro is a great place to start.

Moving On.  So anywho, after being accustomed to wearing my hair in different bob cuts, last year, I took the plunge and cut my hair very short.


Now while I absolutely love this hair cut, my hair grows extremely fast.  My natural hair curls so the back of my hair and the sides end up being curly and the top of it is straight because it's relaxed.  And quite frankly, I just DO NOT want to keep up with it!

So, I'm not trying to make a radical statement here.  I'm just trying to achieve the two C's...convenience and cute! Ya feel me?  And how cool will it be, to be able to go back and forth between curly and straight?  I'm guessing I will mainly wear the curls.

I posted this on my facebook page and the general consensus was to go for it. But I had one black, male friend who adamantly suggested I, "don't do it!"  He also said..."Yatta you know that mess aint cute!"

Now here is where the subject can get controversial.  You know like how the black race has been conditioned to believe what is beautiful, how our perception of beauty stems from slavery and all of that.

But I'm not going there today.  That's a later post. :)

Yatta
(Yah-ta)

7 comments:

  1. I love this!!!! I think you are going to look GORGEOUS with all natural hair! You go momma!
    Love You!

    -Alia

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  2. I always thought you were so amazingly beautiful and the cut you wear usually emphasizes your beautiful skin, eyes, face. I am a convenience-type girl too, so I think if it makes you happy, saves you time and has some versatility (curly somedays, straight others), I say go for it. I never thought of you as black, white, purple-whatever. You were just my beautiful friend with an amazing personality so I wouldn't worry if you are being politically correct or if you end up offending someone-it's YOUR hair and you're the one who has to take care of it. I'm cutting mine short today because the heat is getting to me already. I'm also not gonna color my hair and I'm starting to get some greys-I say so what, I'm almost 52 years old and I EARNED those greys. lol Love you girl and post pics if you do something "crazy fun". Karen Bledsoe

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  3. Oh my goodness I love you my friend! I really think that I am going to go for it. I will definitely post pictures. I'm excited. :)

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  4. I agree with anonymous!! You are you, your color or hair doesnt define you. Do what you want to do. I am sure it will be fabulous!!

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  5. Why thank you Praise Junky! I am actually going for it. I have shaved the back and sides of my hair down to natural so that the curls lay low. And my plan is to every so often cut the top of my hair, until all the relaxer has grown out. I'm excited to see the end result! :)

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