Thursday, February 24, 2011

Apparently, I'm Not "All Black"

So I was at work yesterday and I overheard a conversation between this younger girl (about 17 or 18 yrs old) and her counselor. She tells her counselor, (referring to my hair), "Her hair is pretty, she has that good hair...but she's not all Black anyway!" I immediately responded with, "There's no such thing as good hair only healthy hair AND yes, I'm all Black." Then she said, with a smile on her face, "Oh, you heard me?"  Yes, I heard you!! I couldn't do anything but shake my head!! I so badly wanted to give her my natural hair 101 lecture, lol, but I was busy doing something else.

I know not everyone understands or even cares to understand what I have learned over the past year about different hair textures, hair care, protective styling, etc. But sometimes I feel that maybe everyone should receive a 1 hour crash course on natural hair, lol. Maybe then, some views would change and hair textures embraced!

**Disclaimer: I am not stating that every woman should wear her natural hair, nor am I against relaxers**

It would just be nice if everyone was well informed ;-)