I Don't Love My Hair Texture? Say What Now!?


I don't recall where I saw this, whether it was on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, a blog...whatever. It irked me.

Someone made a comment-well several-that saying you don't have time to deal with your hair is equivalent to not loving your hair texture because you make time for what you love. I'm paraphrasing, but you get the gist of it. Now I understand what he/she was trying to say, but still.

Now this is a comment that I make all the time. I don't have the time nor energy to deal with my hair most days, which is why I do styles that require low maintenance throughout the week. When I do have time to pre-poo, cleanse, condition, protein deep condition, moisture deep condition, moisturize, seal, and style...all of that...I don't have the energy to do all those steps every time! Does that really mean I don't love the texture of my hair? Ummm let me think...NO! At the end of the day, it's just hair. SO yes, it's going to take a back seat to whatever needs to be up front with me!

I don't even understand why texture comes up here, because I've heard relaxed and natural alike make the same statement.

Every little comment is not an attack on natural hair nor a low-key expression of self-hate. My relaxed hair in the couple of years prior to going natural was on point. It looked good and felt good (usually), but back then I didn't have time to deal with my hair either. I was a full-time college student trying to graduate with honors and do every extra-curricular activity that would further my goals. Did I subconsciously loathe the texture of my hair, because my goals took priority? No! Even after I went natural and was still in undergrad, my hair took a back seat. It always will. It's hair. As long as it's healthy, I don't care. The quicker I can get it done, the better.

Just because someone has a full regimen for his/her hair and another does not, is not an automatic indicator that someone dislikes his/her hair. It's not! Be focused on your own hair, that's all I'm saying.

End of rant. Off my soapbox.

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Sincerely,
Kink ;-)

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