5 REASONS TO LOVE YOUR NATURAL HAIR
For long social and fashion trends have convinced us that relaxed, permed, and tampered hair is the best for every woman. Celebrities and other notable female figures propagate and encourage this trend by wearing chemically relaxed hair in movies, music videos, vlogs, podcasts, among other visual media. However, in recent years, there has been a sudden and massive transition from permed or relaxed hair to this textured vibe as more and more women now flaunt their natural hair anywhere they go. The textured glow has become appealing to many women today for so many reasons. Here are five compelling reasons why they love it and why you should too.
Versatility: As women, we love to have varying hairstyles, and keeping natural hair gives us that. It is fascinating how many styles one can achieve with their natural hair, from curls, buns, twist-outs, braids, perm rod sets, to updos and protective styles such as braids and twists. Ways to achieve these styles and more are available on most social media platforms. The best aspect of this versatility is that you can also create your own style. Also, you can jazz up your hair with turbans, hair jewelry, and so much more.
Originality: The world we live in today, originality is rare. To keep your natural hair is to be real. It’s to dare to be unique and stand out. When sourcing for products, we often prefer to get the original or premium version.
Originality is attractive. Keeping our natural hair gives our hair significance, something many women can boast of; hence we should carry it with pride.
Saves Money: We all love to save money, and keeping natural hair helps us do that. Generally, using natural hair products is cheaper than purchasing relaxers continually (unless your a product junkie). Also, most women who keep natural hair rarely visit the salon, as they can take proper care of their hair at home and on their own. So you can save more and still keep your natural glow.
Healthier Hair: Evidently, however arguable, natural hair is healthier than chemically relaxed or permed hair. Having relaxed hair is inherently having broken hair. The process of applying a relaxer entails breaking down the strongest bonds of our natural hair to ensure a straight, smooth, and flat structure. This process destroys the cuticle and cortex layers that protect our hair, thereby exposing our hair to damages such as breakage, weakness, and brittleness. Relaxers can also cause permanent harm to our scalps. With proper care, our hair is better off in its natural state.
Discovering Yourself: Growing and grooming your natural hair exposes you to a side of you that you might not have known existed (a confident and bold you). It takes plenty of courage to go natural. You face various insecurities, emotional and physical challenges such as the fear of not looking good enough, being looked at strangely, and struggling with your hair texture. Confronting and overcoming these challenges makes you not only love your hair more but also love yourself as a whole.
Natural hair adds beauty to every woman. However, it is very important to keep your hair healthy, hydrated and moisturized at all times.