He Doesn't Like My Natural Hair
Posted by HMH Blogger By Patience Muia Many Afrocentric men I know are generally in support of women with natural hair but not without a catch. There is a recurring theme among men to uplift natural hair. Many men today love natural hair but after being told that our natural short curls makes us look like boys, you obviously don’t expect us to take that to be so kind or so light. There is a possibility that your man does not like your natural hair but there could be some reasons behind it as well. I also strongly believe that there are solutions to those reasons as well. For example it could be the style you are wearing on your natural hair that he doesn’t like. About this, there are so many things that you can do with your natural hair and have him liking it if not loving it. For example you could do; a) Twists b) Afros
c) Dreads d) Braids
Perhaps, the reason he does not like your natural hair is because you did not discuss with him before you transitioned or went natural. This could be a more serious cause especially if you are a one style person or you have been wearing the same style for years and suddenly changed without your husband’s knowledge. Communication could easily solve such issues. The good thing is that your man will eventually get used to your new hair style. He may end up liking it in the long run. I know that men can also find better ways of letting us know that they do not like our natural hairs tyles rather than being too harsh on us. If someone is so joyous about her hair freedom, don’t steal their joy. Try and share the joy they have. Hair is a big thing for many African and American women as well but men should understand that some of us need to worry about health and weight in relation to the way we do our hair. In the day of today going natural has become more of health. Division between the natural and non-natural hair communities is an over blown issue and another way for people to make something out of nothing. Let us feel confident in our natural hair. We should not feel like we are doing the wrong thing in going natural simply because our men don’tlike it the natural way. After all it is all about how happy you feel.