Is the natural hair movement a distraction from the goal of healthy hair?
I have to admit that some of it is. A young lady made a point on Facebook that I found quite interesting, she said after your hair leaves your scalp its dead anyway so why are we arguing about what is natural from what is not natural.
Who cares if she has a relaxer or texturizer, who cares if she is half natural or relaxed, what does this have to do with retaining length if that is your goal?
Some of us pride ourselves in saying “it’s just hair”, and we all know that it has become more than that for many of us. Hair is business, its friendship, its history, its our pride, it is who we are at the core. But on the other hand, it really is just hair.
As content creators we have a couple of goals, we want to educate our readers as much as we can on the original intent which is healthy growing hair, and we want to also add to the popular conversation and culture that surrounds it.
That is not an easy balance because nobody wants to be left out of what’s poppin’ and at the same time nobody wants to be accused of always perpetuating drama.
What drives this movement is the need to educate on what we want to know more about and also the other additives that can cause high emotion and distraction. We cannot get away from it but what we can do individually is get centered and get back to work on what we wanted originally which is hair health.
Debates are fun sometimes but if we are so focused on the mission that you personally have nothing to show for it, then you might need to look at your own regimen and get back to basics.
Originally posted 2014-07-09 15:00:08.