I know I've contributed before but since I've been natural again for a few years now I think it might be a good thing to mention why I want to stay that way.
*I love the versatility and thickness of it, it's been a rocky road at times trying to learn what does work with my hair and what doesn't, but it has only made me stronger as I had to go against the grain of what some people believe my hair should look like and even break away from my own perceptions of what my hair should look like.
I now know a bit more about recognizing exactly why moisture retention is a problem and what the best way is to solve it.
The more I learn about my own hair, the more confident I become where appearance is concerned because I will be able to make it look the best it can by working with it instead of against it.
*I am all about working with what I've got and health, so my aim is to take care of what grows out of my scalp and trying to avoid chemicals
that might end up harming more than the appearance of my hair(I am also very cautious when it comes to hair coloring.).
I was all about rocking my own hair, but now I am about rocking my natural hair texture.
Basically I am all about a healthier life style and hope to see the overall benefits soon enough. I already know how to retain growth on chemically treated hair, so if I can manage to surpass the length I had while it was chemically treated then I feel I will really know what there is to know about my hair.
*I want children to know that hair comes in different shapes, lengths and textures and that there is nothing to be ashamed of or weird about textured hair so that they do not grow in to the adults that now require re-education about (their) hair.
*I want adults to know that it is ok to wear textured hair out, there is nothing unprofessional about textured hair if it's styled like any other texture would have to style it.
*I want to contribute to taking away the stereotypical image that some people have of women of color (and particularly black women) when it comes to hair.
The more they see women rocking their natural hair, the less assumptions they will make and the less "is this your real hair?" questions women of color will have to face.
*Though I know at the end of the day it's just hair, I think that the only way to truly believe that is by working with your hair in it's natural state at least once in your life, no matter what race you are, after all, it's just hair right?