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.

Natural Hair is Beautiful

Gone are the days when women had to hide their natural hair, if they didn’t straighten it with a relaxer. While relaxing your hair is a personal choice, thankfully, it is no longer the only choice. Natural hair is beautiful. Gorgeousness aside, you can style your hair in a variety of ways to achieve any look you desire.

Natural Hair Has a Voice

If you listen hard enough, you’ll hear your hair speaking to you as well as the people around you. Are you curious to know what your hair is saying? First, your hair says a lot about you. People looking at you will see that you are in touch with your natural side. Growing out your natural hair also shows that you are proud of your roots. You get to define what beauty means to you and also create your own personal standard of beauty. Millions of naturalistas all over the world are letting their hair speak. Wouldn’t it be great to join forces with them?

You’ll Be Inspired to Live as Naturally as Possible

The amount of chemicals used in everyday hair care product is staggering. Long-term exposure to these chemicals will obviously not end well for most people. Going natural will inspire you to evaluate what products you put on your hair and your skin. You will find that you become selective about the things you use. This will eventually filter down to the things you use on other parts of your body as well. Being concerned about the ingredients in your hair products means that you are likely to be concerned about the ingredients in your food as well. So carrying your natural hair allows you to make healthier choices to ensure that you live as naturally as possible.

Your Hair is Political

Chimamanda Adichie, a famous author, once said that hair is political. There have been complaints by many women that their natural was deemed unsuitable for many work environments. As the natural hair movement grows and more women make the switch from relaxed to natural, corporate spaces have been forced to review their policies on natural hair.

Wearing natural hair is guaranteed to give you a deeper connection with your roots. Everyone seeing you will know that not only are you proud to be a woman, you are especially proud to be a woman with African roots. Big afro hair will forever be associated with major political movements and black pride.

Natural Hair is Big

Enjoy hair that takes up space! Kinki curly hair defies gravity in a way that other hair types can’t. the magic of natural hair is that it will be big whether you leave it in its natural state or style it with heat. The beauty is in the volume and bounce!

Natural Hair is East to Style and Manage

The versatile nature of natural hair is one of its strong points. You can style it any way you want! The styling options are endless. The most popular styles are twist-outs, Bantu knots, and braid-outs. Sometimes you may want to switch up your style game, and this is when you can choose from a world of wigs and weaves available in many different textures. When in doubt, you can always check YouTube for styling tips from natural hair gurus.

Natural Hair Inspires Young Girls to Be Confident

Little girls everywhere look up to TV characters and aspire to be like them. The problem is that the standard of beauty usually depicted by the media is pretty narrow. These little girls rarely see people on the television who look like them, and as such, some may grow up with self-esteem issues. However, when they look around and see women of color proudly embracing their culture and roots, it serves as an inspiration to them. Carrying your natural hair might just mean that a little girl somewhere won’t feel so different after all!

Natural Hair is Not Expensive

Okay, caring for your natural might be expensive, that’s if you are all about buying every product on the market. It can also be as inexpensive as you want it to be. To cut costs, you could learn how to wash and style your own hair. This way, you’d have reduced the number of visits to your stylist. Styling tips are available on the internet to help point the way. You will discover that it is quite easy to make your own DIY shampoos, conditioners, and moisturizers. Chances are that the things you need to care for your hair are already in your fridge.

You Can Join a Global Network of Naturalistas

Get connected to a network of fellow naturalistas, who are on hand to support and uplift you on your journey. Swap fun stories and styling tips with people who care about your personal improvement. You can attend natural hair meet-ups and expos in your area and get to link up with valuable people. Who knows, these relationships could grow and supersede your common interest in natural hair.

In conclusion, going natural is a great idea. This is a sign that you are comfortable with who you are and where you come from.  There’s nothing as beautiful as self-confidence!