Posted by HMH BloggerBy Patience MuiaAlthough many women prefer straightened hair, there have been a movement encouraging people to keep their hair natural. This has however been restricted by lack of information among women hence making them prefer relaxed hair. People withnatural hair opt to rely on strengtheners and relaxers to make them look acceptable and neat.
Natural hair is not versatile. Some of us think that natural hair has to be in afro state but there are so many natural hairstyles one can wear for example; two strand twists, Bantu knots, braids, cornrows, flat twists, coils, and locs.With short hair, versatility is somehow limited but as it grows longer you can enjoy trying out new styles.Some white people think that the texture of natural hair symbolises the inferiority of black people. Natural hair in the society is mistaken to be dirty, unkempt and unattractive. It is now very clear that natural hair has gone mainstream. There are some myths that discourage women from going natural like;Natural hair does not growThis is a misconception because with proper care our hair can grow very long regardless of texture.Natural hair is expensiveThis is false.Only people with certain hair texture can go naturalThis has not even the slightest truth in it.I am sure that when a person goes natural he/she can never go back to the stresses of relaxers. Although natural hair needs a lot of patience, I love the versatility it has. With natural hair you can you can do things you could not do with relaxed hair. There are so many women in the red carpet wearing natural hair. Natural hair is not a trend.