Natural hair is popularly known as “Virgin Hair”, which was a style commonly attributed to uncivilized churchy people, But now the trend is changing. Most women, girls, and ladies who adopted the use of relaxers and perming are fast changing the narratives and embracing this churchy style of Virgin hair. Celebrities are not left out, we have the likes of Omoni Oboli, Adesua Etomi Wellington, etc who are beautifully rocking their natural hair in the movie industries and making waves. YouTubers, Influencers, etc are not left out of this.
I don’t know why natural hair was attributed to uncivilization then, but I must confess “I love natural hair.”, I can’t help but turn back to admire when I see one because there is this feeling of “I want my hair to be like this when I see people with natural hair” because I envy the way they get to style it differently without them losing their beauty. You need to check out Adesua Etomi’s page and see how she styles her hair, you will definitely fall in love with natural hair.
So many times, I meet with people to confirm if truly it is their hair or it is an afro extension because it amazes me anytime I see a fuller virgin hair. Don’t mind me, I can’t help but admire what I don’t have since I’m not the type who knows how to keep hair. It is nothing new that everything done in the world of today will be criticized, judged, and condemned. So it is when it comes to natural hair. Just as relaxed hair has its myths, so does natural hair has its myths that have been dressed as truth and I have been a victim of most if not all when I was still keeping my hair.
I didn’t tell you, right? Well, I don’t know how to mind my business and because I don’t know how to, I had to go research the myths about natural hair, asked questions from naturalista’s because I would really love to grow back my natural hair and I don’t want to give room for any mistakes. Then in the process of not minding my own business, I found out the things I will be sharing with you below.
What does it mean to wear your hair naturally?
Wearing your hair naturally simply means carrying it without a relaxer, chemicals, or perming moisturizers. Be sincere, is your hair natural? Is it free of all these? Or did you once blow it with a relaxer while it was just growing?
Laugh off your answers, and don’t let your neighbour hear.
9 Misconceptions about Natural Hair.
1.) Natural hair is hard to manage: Natural hair is work, but it’s not so hard to manage if you have the time. Those who say it’s hard to manage are those who are used to having relaxed hair or those who are trying to transit from relaxed hair to natural and it might be hard to manage for them because they are managing two textures. Rather, natural hair is unruly and it is so because it doesn’t lay flat and that is the difference and uniqueness of it.
2.) Long natural hair is impossible: Most people are of the view that natural hair only grows fuller but it can’t be grown long. Debunk the lie, longer hair is attainable and only with the right practices. See https://curlsandcocoa.com/waist-length-hair/
3.) It doesn’t suit everyone: No hair is better than the other. If the person you admire her hair doesn’t rock it better, will you admire it? It grows out of you, it is your uniqueness, the way you rock it gives it the suiting you seek.
4.) Natural hair isn’t professional: It is what has grown out of your head, if extensions can be allowed, why then shouldn’t this be allowed in a professional setting? Will Adesua be rejected for her hair? Condition your hair well and do not feel less about it.
5.) Right products repair damaged hair: No products can repair damaged hair, once it is damaged, the best step is to cut it all off and start all over again.
6.) Straightening natural hair is wrong: It is not entirely wrong, why? It causes damage if done in the wrong way. But if done the right way, you should be fine. Straightening your natural hair isn’t contradictory to your goal of keeping natural hair, it is a personal choice.
7.) It doesn’t need to be washed often: To keep hair healthy, it must be washed often. If not washed often, the hair will be dry and there might be build-up from products that need to be washed off. Styling of natural hair is much easier when it is on freshly washed hair than a dry one.
8.) Natural hair doesn’t grow: It does grow, but it takes much longer to notice the growth because there is a curl present in natural hair and this coil pattern leads to shrinkage. Regular care, moisturizing, natural ingredients, and patience are needed for you to see the growth and length.
9.) You just need the right products and right Influencer to imitate for your hair to grow: This is a myth because we have different hair textures, porosity, colour, etc. What works for a particular influencer might not work for you because these textures, porosity, and colours differ. While you may possess a single hair texture, your influencer might possess 2.
Growing natural hair is about consistency and good ingredients, there Are no magical or shortcut products to make your hair grow instantly. Instead, keep your hair more moisturized, watch your diets, treat your hair with more patience and care.
With these, start the growth of your natural hair again, rock, and flaunt with confidence.
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