| EPITOME wrote:|
why is wearing your hair straight not natural?
For some people it's a big deal in the natural community. They love to talk about how natural hair is versatile but want to dictate what is or isn't acceptable natural hair activity. Personally I don't know why anyone cares what someone else is doing with their hair.
I flatiron my hair 2x a year basically to check my growth progress.
But if we're going to pull a hardline on what is or isn't acceptable as a natural, then technically speaking one should only use all natural products (from the earth with no hard to pronounce ingredients - so say bye to Miss Jessie's and all the other "all the rage brands" that have fillers in them), NOT attempt to manipulate their curl pattern by rocking twist outs/bantu knots, etc, and above all else NOT add any chemicals ever to their hair - including color.
If the above was the litmus test for naturals, the majority of naturals would be kicked out the club. And hence, I don't care if someone wants to be natural but straight instead of natural & curly.