My blog posts often portray that I seem to know what I’m talking about, who I am and what I’m doing with myself.
I actually don’t.
Especially when it comes to hair.
As you may have noticed, I have curly hair.
I generally have three hairstyles: a bun, French braids or out.
I would have more hairstyles, but I do not own a straightener, nor do I know how to straighten my hair by myself.
I’d often to wear my hair straight as a child, because all of my friends had straight hair and I was embarrassed of my big, fluffy hair. I then cut it all off, I’m not sure what the logic was behind that??
After years of trial and error I’d say that I feel more confident in my hair now than I did growing up.
It’s reassuring to see more young people wearing their hair curly in the media (Annie in the latest version of the film, Tip in Home, Amandla etc). My biggest natural hair icon as a child was Alicia Keys, I don’t remember seeing anyone else.
I hope that the next generation of curly and straight haired kids make the most of their pretty hair and feel confident wearing it however they want.
This brings me on to my next topic – dreadlocks.
I’m not sure whether any of you have watched the recent video, where a woman accuses a white man of cultural appropriation for having dreadlocks. This isn’t the first time this subject has been bought up, it’s just the most recent/viral.
I’m not going to delve much further into this topic.
Just two thoughts: I as a little girl would have liked to have seen more people wearing their hair in ‘canerows’ to help make me feel normal. I didn’t care what race the person was. Also, who cares? If a person is kind, then surely the way they dress/wear their hair is irrelevant.
I have bigger things to worry about. Such as revising for exams, world peace, walking my dog and combing my hair.
Clothes, hairstyles and music are about what makes you the person you are.