About a foot away from my desk, a picture of a young girl in braids hangs on the wall. She looks about seven years old. Like bangs, the braids are cascading towards her face and there’s a white and a red barrette hanging midway on two of the braids. Though I can’t see them, braids are also at the back of her head because against her little nape, I can see beads at the ends of her hair.
Hair grease and a kid in cornrows
The little girl that I see in the photo, that’s me. I was smiling from ear to ear. I doubt I was smiling about my hairstyle, but I was always happy to get braids. Nostalgia. I clearly remember how my mother would sometimes lay me down across her lap, horizontally, while she braided my hair. Something about that experience always made me fall asleep and when I woke; my hair was done and forehead slightly greasy. I haven’t smelled Royal Crown hair grease in so many years, but if I were greeted
It seems that everywhere you turn there are people with natural hair, right? The reason is quite simple. Natural hair is gorgeous and it is very noticeable. If you’re seriously considering going natural, worrying about the possibility of the natural hair trend fizzling out might worry you. First of all, growing out your natural hair is not a trend. It is a lifestyle, a movement.
It is perfectly okay to think hard about your decision before taking scissors near your hair. You have to be ready physically and mentally for the huge step. But if you’re looking for cool reasons to embrace the movement, here are a few reasons why you should get in touch with your roots.