TODAY is the day ten years ago that I began my journey as a loose natural, almost two of those years I have been a loc’d natural.
Ten years ago I found myself chasing BEAUTY or what I felt beauty was, long luxurious hair that WASN’T mine.
On a weekly basis, I was going BROKE at the beauty supply buying the best of the best Brazilian Kinky Curly hair, making someone else rich.
And YES I did say WEEKLY if there was another brand out that was the rage at the time I had to have it, I was a MESS.
I felt beautiful as long as I was wearing someone else’s hair in my head.
As you see I had a crazy warped sense of myself, I didn’t KNOW who I was and what beauty REALLY was.
The day I upgraded my phone was the day my thinking was UPGRADED.
I found myself during my downtime as an office manager at work watching natural hair videos every chance I got, the more I would watch them the more I saw the beauty in what was under this expensive hair I bought.
I finally got the courage to cut it all off, the funny thing was this wasn’t the first time I wanted to go natural but this was the first time I had the courage to do it and stick with it.
So, honey, I cut it, all those years of confusion, damaged hair, and self-esteem gone in the trash.
The next day I went to work fully confident and can you believe I received MORE compliments with my natural.
They were complimenting ME my HAIR my CURLS my TEXTURE, MINE.
I had finally realized the BEAUTY I was looking for all that time was there all along. She was a little lost and confused BUT she was there just needing to be DISCOVERED and UNLEASHED.
Well, I have been HER since APRIL FOOLS DAY 2007 but this day I wasn’t a fool I was FULLY aware of who I was and HAPPY about it.
What is your natural hair or loc’d anniversary date I would love to shout you out on that day and help you celebrate.
What’s your story?
I would you like to share your story, if so please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a feature on your anniversary.