BGLH.com (Black Girl with Long Hair) is one of the Klassy Kinks approved sources of Kinky Hair Knowledge, and last week they posted a very interesting guest article by Ariel of Revolutionary in Pink Pumps. Here’s some of what she had to say:
You know the girls you see in the Miss Jessie’s and Shea Moisture ads, the ones with big smiles as tons of bushy curls come falling down around their faces? Or how about the dark chocolate girl whose perfect white teeth beam up at you from the magazine ad as she rocks a thick kinky type 4 afro? Yea those girls… they are not me. My natural hair doesn’t make me smile or want to pose for pictures or even run my hands through it. On the daily I consider if I should just chop it all off and go bald.
Seeing that Ariel has 4C hair like many women and men who consider their hair kinky, we were interested to see if anyone else had similar experiences. The Klassy Kinks team fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your perspective) has never felt this way, but we could think of friends and family who were not too thrilled by their natural hair.
Do you or a friend hate your natural hair? If so, why? How can we encourage each other to love and embrace our kinks? Leave your thoughts below!