Ah, college…I remember those days. It was that time of an awakening of a new me that required no real talent or skill; just me living, breathing and learning about myself. It’s a time when you realize the world does not live like you lived, while growing up, and your truth is not the truth of others. Well, not exactly the same anyway.
You see how others were raised and how that will aid or squash their success away from home, just like it will for you. If you are going to college, but still living at home, it’s not the same as living away from home. You are, however, still introduced to new ways of life, and new avenues are opening up to you. Some are marked with great opportunity, and others not so much.
So, where does hair fall into this new horizon that encompasses your new life? It can fall where you want it to fall, and it can be as important or as unimportant as you see fit. I know I said a whole lot of nothing, but if you are in college, sometimes hair is used as a form of political protest, rebellion, or just tucked away so that life on campus is easier.
Hair is a touchy subject for some, and no matter how many times someone says, “it’s only hair”, it doesn’t make it so for everyone. Guaranteed, while you prepared and made your way to your first set of classes, you have thought about how you are going to maintain your hair at least one time.
Hair is important, and even if it’s merely an accessory, it is a part of your style, mood, or even a moment. Whether we are natural or relaxed, we must cleanse, condition and moisturize, so it’s more than hair. Going natural requires work, thought, and patience.
So what’s the decision? How do you plan to maintain your hair, while enjoying these 4 years of your life? We say go natural, and here is why:
Perfect time for change
If you want this change, there is always a perfect time for it. Change occurs constantly. As we grow older, it’s harder to adapt to change, no matter how open-minded we may be. We get into routines, family, work, and before you know it, you are worrying about so much more. The thought of going natural may not seem worth the trouble.
Don’t get me wrong, I went natural at 35 and I loved it, but it was harder than if I would have gone natural at 20, or even 25. Change was easier when I was younger. Even though I WANT to believe I am always open it, I am not – at least not as easily as I was when I was younger.