- Say What?
- Why All The Talk About The Movement Ending?
- What’s Their Evidence?
- What’s The Fuss About?
- We Made A Difference
Fast forward several years later and the proverbial vultures are circling, thinking that they are smelling blood because a few YouTubers have called it quits on their natural hair journeys.
So what if some women have returned to relaxers? It has caught on among some YouTubers but honestly, it’s not that deep. Yes, there might be a handful who have come to the decision that they prefer the straight look. So what?
People have different reasons for going on a natural hair journey in the first place. Who knows? Perhaps it was always the intention of some. Perhaps they needed to prove to themselves that they could grow their hair. Perhaps they really had no idea what their texture was because they had been relaxing their tresses for so long.
Maybe for some the novelty has rubbed off or based on their regimen it is proving to be more expensive than they bargained for. To be honest, all that is ok because at the end of the day everyone makes his or her own decision.
Is there some sense of unease over this? I suppose there is to some extent. This may be for several reasons:
- Some just joined the bandwagon so if a few of their favorite YouTubers abandon the natural hair journey they do so too.
- Some may be fearful that they lose the one thing that they could unite around.
I even dare to say this: So what if natural hair is a and the trend is ending? We set our own trends and we can break them.
At least in that case when it comes to the beauty of our hair, if the trend ends, it would be on our terms and not because we were bullied into doing so. We managed to flood the media landscape with places dedicated to us.
We influenced policies in institutions and government, just look at what this movement has done for representation in media and the dignity of servicewomen. WE MADE AN IMPACT!
Our platforms may stop trending, but as long as the information we have learned about ourselves is there for future generations to see, natural hair will never end.
There will always be a girl somewhere with a fierce afro, and you can bet your bottom dollar that as long as there are persons outside our ethnicity who admire what we’ve got, our platforms won’t stop trending.
All I know is that even if it ever ends we’ll be back, for things have a way of coming full circle.