Some of ya’ll are going to like this and some of ya’ll won’t; let me clear my throat. *rolls up sleeves, this is going to get messy*
I am a lover of naturally curly hair. Fros, curls, braids, locs and twists they are all awesome to me. But what I am not fond of is hair that is unkempt. Hair that is lumpy, tangled, dry, the proverbial “bed head look” I am calling foul. There are a couple myths that are going around and we naturals are the originators of the fallacy: “natural hair means never having a bad hair day”. That is just a lie. This is not a “good hair” vs. “bad hair” discussion and has nothing to do with hair types. Is does have to with hair that has not been attended to or taken care.
It is no secret that curly hair is dry and prone to tangles. It needs daily TLC of proper moisture and detangling (less if you are wearing a protective style) but it is not simply care free. It is important to note that moisturizing without sealing is futile. And while you can detangle your hair it will inevitably dry and curl up causing it to retangle. If choose to wear a fro you must take extra care to make sure you are sealing in the moisture and that you carry a pick with you so that you can reshape accordingly throughout the day.
When I see people out and about with dry matted hair it irks me. Not because they are giving me a bad name, but because their hair is crying out for TLC and it is so easy to do. It really saddens me when I see this in children. This issue was discussed previously by YTer UHeardMe1stTime
We all have bad hair days but some of ya’ll are having a bad hair “season”. Which brings me to another natural hair fallacy: “natural hair means never having to go to the salon.” Say what? Some of us are very talented braiders, twisters and come up with great original styles. Others have mastered the wash-n-go. But then there are those who truly have no clue. There is no shame in going to the salon, I feel that when you look good you feel good. It is also a great way to pamper yourself and you are worth it! While I have no problem styling my hair I would love to have my tresses blessed by Felicia Leatherwood or Camille Reed.
So what are your thoughts?