Yes honey* child I said it. This is where I’ll give you the skinny on how you know you’ve got good hair. I bet you just rolled your eyes and let out an exasperated sigh cause using the term ‘good hair’ is a little taboo in this community; isn’t it?
Except this won’t be your run-of-the-mill ‘good hair’ banter. I know there are people who are uncomfortable with the term and upon starting my hair journey and learning about black haircare, I was a bit put off by the term too. But now I actually dig it and here’s why:
I subscribe to and wholeheartedly believe that you and I are “fearfully and wonderfully made” as stated in Psalm 139:14; so well designed are we that the creator has ” numbered every hair on your head” [Matthew 10:30]. In addition “every good and perfect gift comes from above.” In essence much thought was put into us, into our appearance. Why then should I not be glad I have the good stuff?
What? I sound like some Bible toting freak? Thank you :)! We’re all guided or influenced by someone or something one way or another. For you it might not be the Bible and that’s fine. Your source of inspiration and enlightenment serves to build you, to encourage you and aid you in being your best self by accepting yourself. That’s what mine does and it points out to me that everything on me was created good :).
You see, for me good hair is not about having that generally ‘acceptable’ curl pattern; you know, the perfectly defined corkscrews or soft loose/ wavy hair that people usually gush over. Good hair is a combination of things that any black natural can identify with regardless of what category the hair typing chart says your hair falls under.