Why You Should Go Natural While In College

159061033Ah, 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.

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About Sabrina Perkins


Hello all, I'm Sabrina. I'm a freelance writer and a full-time blogger at my site, http://www.seriouslynatural.org/ where the focus is on Natural hair, beauty and style. I became natural 8 years ago at the tender age of 35 and love sharing my ups and downs as I master this thing called natural hair. Married, with two kids (one being a natural herself) gives me a different perspective on our hair and why I love being natural. I want healthy hair, long hair and sexy hair! I'm an older natural---that's right---I'm grown and sexy, and I have much to share. I love fashion too and recently opened a clothing shop for beautiful black women at www.seriouslynatural.spreadshirt.com

About Sabrina Perkins


Hello all, I'm Sabrina. I'm a freelance writer and a full-time blogger at my site, http://www.seriouslynatural.org/ where the focus is on Natural hair, beauty and style. I became natural 8 years ago at the tender age of 35 and love sharing my ups and downs as I master this thing called natural hair. Married, with two kids (one being a natural herself) gives me a different perspective on our hair and why I love being natural. I want healthy hair, long hair and sexy hair! I'm an older natural---that's right---I'm grown and sexy, and I have much to share. I love fashion too and recently opened a clothing shop for beautiful black women at www.seriouslynatural.spreadshirt.com

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Tracy McCoy

This is an interesting article. My daughter went natural during her first year in college. Her stylist was 90 miles away so bi-weekly hair appts were out of the question and she’d seen me transition from relaxed back to natural so she decided to join me.

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Tracy McCoy It really is a great time to just enjoy the process, we thought it was a fun article 🙂

Josephine Zingani

Hair is a preference there is no ‘should’ in it. No need to make natural hair mandatory for blacks.

Tranita Taylor

When they why you “should” go natural while in college, I’m pretty sure they mean it as: if you are planning to go natural doing so while in college could be fun because of xyz. No need to read too much into things.

Felicia Davisderrickson

To save money!