My Granny had a saying: “Every table’s got to stand on its own legs.”
I’ve found many places to apply that saying in my life since she passed and today I’m going to apply it to hair.
Not just Natural Hair.
:::crowd gasps in unison:::
There’s a misconception that there’s a no maintenance way of having one’s hair. The only way that you can have no maintenance hair is if you just simply refuse to maintain it as a principle. You just make the choice to give up completely. I don’t know where you work or what brand you represent but it’s not easy for anyone to get away with that in mainstream society.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, please pick your struggle. If you cut it all off, relax it, loc it, braid it, twist it…. there’s a routine that goes along with keeping it looking the way you want it.
Don’t waste your time convincing yourself that life is better somewhere else and enjoy the journey of where you are today. There will be days that you want to give up being natural, I think we’ve all had a “You know what… I quit” day, but just remember nobody’s holding you hostage.
This whole journey can be about self-love, health, individuality, heritage or none of those things. It’s up to you to decide what it means to you, because after all… you can’t stand on anyone else’s legs, you’ve got your own.
I hope this brought some peace to someone struggling with this path.
You can always contact me for questions. #Love