4 Things About the Natural Hair Community That Need To Die With 2015

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3. Snide Remarks About Edges Being Snatched By Braids

Seriously, not every braided style is going to “snatch your edges out”. Come on now people, for grown folk who have a wealth of information at the click of a button as it relates to how to properly care for hair, it’s a bit ignorant to ridicule someone on the basis of them choosing to wear a bomb braided style.

By now it’s expected that if someone is serious about keeping their edges, they will see to it that they take the necessary precautions to preserve them. Mind your own edges and let people exercise their creativity and express themselves with their fabulous braids.

4. Trolling Other Naturals in the Natural Hair Community

I would think it goes without saying, but the fact that it happens is perhaps an indication that it needs to be said. Stop trolling other naturals! If one person is getting awesome results from their methods but you are not in agreement with some of their practices, there is no need to go off on them.

It does make you look a little lonely, desperate even, that you would seek out all their social media platforms and leave critical comments or engage them in a cyber battle. There must be other things one can find to do with that time. Following someone for the purpose of cussing them out is just creepy.

It’s these things that cause the natural hair community to come under fire. We really ought to be about empowerment through education.

Let’s not put off others who are desirous of learning more about us and the core principles on which we were founded. At the end of the day I would love to see the natural hair community thrive and be here as a resource for those who will come after us. Let’s clean house to ensure the longevity of the movement.


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About Marsha Buchanan


As a Jamaican girl raised in a devout church family headed by my mother, I have always had my natural hair, no chemical processing. After years of mistreating it , often ignorant of that fact, I began my healthy hair journey in January 2013 in fact, I have seen to it that my entire household falls in line where this is concerned. When I am not poring over some hair blog or forum I spend my time teaching English to rowdy high school students (ok maybe I have some little sweethearts in the mix), mothering the most adorable two year old on this globe, or rushing to meet the deadline for a writing project on Elance. In my spare time I enjoy a stroll along the beach with my doting husband.

About Marsha Buchanan


As a Jamaican girl raised in a devout church family headed by my mother, I have always had my natural hair, no chemical processing. After years of mistreating it , often ignorant of that fact, I began my healthy hair journey in January 2013 in fact, I have seen to it that my entire household falls in line where this is concerned. When I am not poring over some hair blog or forum I spend my time teaching English to rowdy high school students (ok maybe I have some little sweethearts in the mix), mothering the most adorable two year old on this globe, or rushing to meet the deadline for a writing project on Elance. In my spare time I enjoy a stroll along the beach with my doting husband.

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Comments

  1. Michelle Palmer

    I agree with these statements because it is free will to do as one wants with their hair.I made a decision to cut my hair off over ten yrs ago and don’t regret it. Due to the chemical burn I received every time it was time to perm one day I got the courage to chop my permed mane which laid in the middle of my back and free myself from pain money and lighten myself.

  2. Natasha Thomas

    I have natural hair and don’t worry about how others wear their hair at all like it affects me. I’m #TeamWearYourHairHoweverYouWant

  3. Chanelle Coleman

    I think it’s sad u have to tell grown ppl these things. Don’t pick on ppl, don’t hate in others… So on & so forth. That’s crazy to me lol

    1. Marsha Buchanan

      Exactly @Chanelle Coleman; crazy is putting it mildly too and even after a thousand lectures it’s a guarantee that there are those who won’t stop.

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