Twirl What Ya Mama Gave Ya: 15 Reasons Why It’s Cool To Embrace Your Natural Curls

April 1, 2013  |  
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Sistahs who rock naturals are just as easy, breezy, and beautiful as the models on CoverGirl commercials. Why, you may ask? It’s because they realized the beauty of the hair that sprouts from their scalp. Strands that for no reason have been persecuted by chemical relaxers, whipping them into straight submission. No more! Tresses are breaking the cycle of chains, free to be kinky, curly, plain-ol’-me coils. Listen in on some reasons to rock your natural and free yourself once and for all.

 

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Natural hair is simply gorgeous. Sistahs with naturals are like walking pieces of artwork. Think Lioness. Embrace it.

 

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Natural hair is (most likely) healthy hair. There are no harsh chemicals that leave your hair prone to breakage, dryness and split ends.

 

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Opportunities to be creative abound with natural hair. You’re not limited to just one style – there are a multitude of ways you can wear natural hair-twist outs, rod sets, cornrows, straight, kinky – you name it.

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There is a sense of self discovery when you opt for the natural look.

 

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Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem “We Wear the Mask” is applicable to hair. Our hair is masked at work, in the corporate world where hair-sprayed, stiff and straight-reign. It “grins and lies.” Break the mold. Be truthful. Dare to be unique, yet still professional.

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It teaches us to love ourselves for who we really are, and not for someone we are trying to become.

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Going natural can be less expensive. With less visits to the beauty parlor and no more relaxer scalp burns. Ouch!

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Natural hair is stronger that relaxed hair. It is Dwayne Douglas Johnson (The Rock) strong, muscled-out and less susceptible to breakage.

 

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Natural hair connects you to your roots. You puff with pride when thinking about your ancestors who also rocked their hair this way.

 

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You can wet your hair with its thirsty scalp. Relaxed sisters screech at a drop of rain-”It burns us!”

 

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Swapping natural hair stories with others on the same journey. Nothing like sistah-girl chatter that bonds us. Also, research and educate yourself about your hair type via natural hair care websites and message boards.

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Exude confidence when you wear your natural crown. Make a statement – I am beautiful as I am, not how media defines it.

 

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Welcome new growth. Growth is a good thing. No longer will you be frustrated that your new growth is coming in around the edges.

Natural hair is more popular than ever before. Sistahs on commercials, TV shows and movies fearlessly sport their naturals.

 

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Revel in the fact that no other can rock such versatile styles like WE can, when we choose to take the plunge to go natural. Be a role model for the little ones to look up to so they too can love themselves unconditionally – hair and all.

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