Sharing your insecurities can actually be a very good thing. It is almost like therapy and when you share publicly it can be a blessing to someone who shares the same feelings you have.
When I made the decision to start to seriously transition to fully natural, it definitely wasn’t a decision that I took lightly, I had a few hangups some of which I want to share with your here:
Lets face it, even though our family loves us, and we love them, they are usually the only ones who will always be brutally honest with us, not matter what- even at the expense of our feelings.
I attempted to go natural two times in the past, but ultimately gave up because I couldn’t take all of the side eyes, and criticism about how “dry” my hair looked.
I wasn’t aware of the amount of maintenance that needed to go into keeping my natural hair healthy and growing. I assumed that I would just wash my hair, spray something on it, and then go… wrong!
Since I did’t want to big chop, whenever it was wash day, I dreaded it because washing two texture was a bit rough, and I wasn’t used to it. Wash days were definitely longer because of the detangling aspect.
Nobody was doing it
At the time, I did’t have many friends who were natural, so I did’t have a support system. I didn’t have anyone saying anything positive to me to reinforce my decision, and that took a toll on me. Also, lets be honest, some guys are very adamant about disliking natural hair!
I was dating a guy who flat out told me that he thought I looked better with straight hair. So, that added to the insecurities I was already feeling about how I looked with my natural hair.
Lack of research
I didn’t do enough research. I literally just woke up one day and thought, “hm, I think I want to go natural.” I mean I googled a few sites, but I didn’t do thorough research.
If I did, it would have saved a lot of time and energy and unanswered questions that came up along the way. What are some of the reasons you are/were hesitant to take the plunge and go natural? Share your insecurities below!