More and more recently, women in show biz as well as everyday women have been embracing their natural hair texture. Going for more natural looking styles for me has been very empowering and challenging at the same time.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been stopped on the street by admirers, white and black, men and women who loved the various styles I’ve worn. It’s very encouraging. Then there are times when people aren’t as nice, those who don’t understand why natural hair is a big thing to women of color, simply because it doesn’t fit their standard of beauty. Luckily, those people are few and far in between but it still leaves a sting.
Just recently, Zendaya (of Disney channel fame) was criticized for wearing locs to the Oscars. This couldn’t have occurred at a more appropriate time, with the whole #OscarsSoWhite boycott. She released a statement via her instagram account, shutting the haters all the way down. What I love about her statement is, not only did she shut the haters down, she did so in an intelligent manor! Just because someone wears their hair in a certain style does not make them incompetent or uneducated. You go Zendaya! BTW, she looks absolutely gorgeous ❤
This bullying of natural hair or hair in general needs to stop! Hair is hair! What you choose to do to your hair is your business. Do what works for you and keep it cute, honey!
What are your thoughts on this? Have you been criticized for wearing more natural looking styles? Let’s start the conversation!
The College Grad
*Photos from Good Morning America https://m.facebook.com/GoodMorningAmerica?ref=bookmark