Natural hair is all fine and good when it’s super short. There is not much to do to it aside from washing, conditioning and moisturizing. Those things are extremely easy to do with three inches of hair. Things like detangling and protective styling are non-factors.
However, if you plan to grow your natural hair and wear it at a length beyond the classic TWA length, you will quickly find that the amount of time required for haircare, is a real concern.
A mother of three small children who also works and has household and community commitments, will not likely have two or three free hours on a Saturday morning to devote to washing, deep conditioning, detangling and twisting her hair.
How much time you reasonable have to spend on hair may determining the length your wear your hair or it may be the one factor that tips the scale from yes all the way to no, when weighing whether you want to wear your natural hair or not.
Another real-life consideration is your skill level. I know people who cannot part their hair. Most naturals care for their hair at home, without salon intervention.
Now, if you don’t know how to part your hair, you may struggle a bit with natural hair. Some people are just not inclined to do hair, or to learn, for that matter. If you are one of those people, then natural hair may not be for you.
If you have time and a lifestyle that permits you to visit a salon to have your hair styled and maintained, then natural hair may still be a viable option. However, if you don’t have the time, money or lifestyle that will allow for you to be in the salon regularly AND if you aren’t naturally inclined yourself, you may wanna look at other ways to wear your hair.
If you’re considering natural hair, think about all that goes into before you take the leap. Pictures of amazing natural hair can inspire you and they should. Natural hair can be absolutely beautiful. It’s the best choice for many women, so when you see it on one of those women, admire it and then think about it. Don’t go home after running into the perfect set of curls, and take the clippers to your locks of hair before you sit down and honestly think it through.
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