Being Newly Natural, one of the first things you might encounter is some negativity toward the awesomeness that is your kinky hair. We get our feelings hurt or we scoff at them… we wonder why they even care.
I have a confession to make. One that I just recently remembered.
I have been that girl. At least once in my life, I have been the girl snickering over in the corner about someone’s natural hair. And you know why? Because I wanted to fit in.
A friend of mine was making fun of a girl’s twists that she had worn to church. I didn’t really care one way of the other, but to fit in, I also put the girl down. Now, twists are my favorite style. And if I saw this friend again, who’s name I can’t even remember, she’d probably giggle in the corner at me.
It’s funny how things come around, isn’t it? But it also makes me realize that sometimes, just maybe, the women making fun of your hair are not doing it because they really hate it. There could be a number of reasons behind it, including trying to fit in or plain old jealousy.
So that leads me to my question. How have you felt about natural hair before deciding to go natural? Were you ever that girl?
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