I meet a lot of women who say "I wish I could do that." You can! I would love to see more beautiful black women embrace their natural strands. Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not an anti-straight strand sista, but I would love to see more women viewing straight hair as a styling option and not as a required beauty treatment. Personally, I haven't worn my hair straight in 5 years and I have no future plans of straightening it. I am . . . Learning to Love Me Naturally.
Last night, I went to a house party with a friend. Earlier that day, I wore my hair up and by the evening I was getting a headache, so I decided to take it down and wear a stretched fro to the party. From my experience, my twistouts and pulled-up styles get the most favorable reaction, but I generally don't get many compliments on my fro styles from the average guy. I get more stares and people shaking their head as if I really need to DO something with my hair. It's only the deep brother that will express appreciation for seeing me embrace my natural roots when wearing fro styles, so I really wasn't expecting much of a positive reaction when I walked into the party. However, when I walked in, the guys instantly began complimenting me on my hair, my style and my vibe. They were actually impressed . . . hmmmm . . . interesting.