Naturals are hair obsessed
Yes, I must admit some of us are, including me but as I a natural hair blogger I kinda have to be. It’s my thing, my bread and butter but to assume that all or most of the natural hair women running around here have hair on the brain in ridiculous.
There are naturals who you don’t even know are naturals and they never discuss hair in person or on social media so step out of the judgement box and recognize that we aren’t all crazy over some hair.
Naturals think women with relaxers are self-hating
Sting a little? Nobody likes to be judged so please don’t think all naturals are judging you. We know there are women out there who take this natural thing ultra personally and might have that friend who is constantly trying to get you to drink the Natural hair kool-aid and join ‘the club”.
If that is the case I can see why you angry as she calls you everything but a black woman because you wont comply with her unnecessary demands. Believe me when I tell you she is the minority on that one, because we are all too busy working on ourselves so you are beyond safe from that kind of ridicule.
All naturals are just fad-driven
Eww, insulting! It is a fact that natural hair is in the magazines, tv commercials and on the runway. Wigs, weaves and ponytails are even adopting natural textures which might seem like a fad.
But the vast majority of us have decided to make natural hair a lifestyle change which makes it more than just a fad or the thing to do for just a season.
All natural women love neo-soul or reggae
Seriously? Now, don’t get me wrong, I love Neo-Soul but I was all over it and loving it even before I went natural so stop the madness and take a girl out to a techno club every now and then.
Now, as far as reggae, it’s not for me but I am sure it is the same for that genre of music as well, not everyone with locs, rocks out with Bob Marley playing soccer on a Sunday evening.
Natural hair is hard work
Anything that is new to you is going to be hard work at first and if its new there is understandably a learning curve that can be quite fulfilling when you jump over the hump. In my own experience I find my natural hair much easier than my relaxed hair but it took some time for me to figure out what my hair needed and what worked.
No one figured out how to take care of relaxed hair overnight so we can’t expect to learn our natural tresses in a few days either. Natural hair is only hard if we make it hard, the goal is to keep it simple.
Do you have any stereotypes that you deal with daily? Or do I have them all covered? Comment below!
Originally posted 2014-06-04 15:00:57.