Have you ever been disrespected to the point where you have to wonder does she even know what she is talking about? And since she doesn’t, should I even be mad? Before you start wondering what I am even talking about, allow me to explain. I have been accused of not being natural because I use commercial brands and commercial dyes to color my hair. The accusation was so ridiculous I almost wondered if it was real.
Then I thought there is still confusion and an insatiable need for women to find ways to fight and separate themselves from one another. But since it apparently is an issue, lets explore it for ‘fun’. Can you really call yourself all natural if you are a product junkie that has a bathroom overflowing with a product from every curly, coily, kinky* hair line known to woman? Or can you call yourself natural if you choose Revlon over henna* to dye your hair?
The answer is yes and call me a big sell out if you want to, but we all don’t have to wash our hair with rainwater, caught in a real barrel that used to have whiskey in it nor do we have to use hand grown items from the garden with real compost as fertilizer for our hair products, to be natural.
Now don’t get me wrong I am not making fun of any mixtress that is making her own products. What I am making fun of are the folks who feel to be natural you must be tied to this notion of what they perceive as natural.
One of the reasons I got ridiculed was because I have used a non-natural coloring product. The thing is I tried, I really did try the natural coloring route, I tried a few natural hair coloring recipes I found on the web. I picked up the organic honey*, the chamomile tea, and a few other products that are still in the pantry collecting dust.
I was eager and ready to give this a go and even did a few blog posts on it. It was a big, fat fail. I just KNEW I was gonna be a honey* glowing light browned diva last Summer and couldn’t wait to share my new color with the world. For me it didn’t do a darned thing but make three ugly messes in my small kitchen.
I did consider henna*, but for all of two seconds as the thought of red hair frightened and appalled me. Granted, I love red hair on other heads just not on mine, I thought I would look like Orphan Annie or Bozo the clown considering my luck.
So I went the commercial route and I LOVED my hair. I used Shea Moisture* Hair Coloring Systems with no regrets. Of course the product is not natural but it has no parabens, sulfates nor ammonia and that was ok with me.