When I first decided to transition to my natural texture in 2008 I was so anxious to see what my curl pattern was going to look like. I envisioned myself with some medium to tight coils that would spring and bounce for my delight. In reality, my coils were shaped more like an ampersand that wrapped around itself while creating those gawt damn annoying ass fairy knots. For the first year, I struggled to really appreciate my hair and often contemplated reverting back to the creamy crack. But I decided to stay the course. Mainly because I loathe black hair salons. Yes, the descriptor of "black" is very much needed. Black hair salons are notorious for not giving a fugg about your plans for the day. Because let’s face it, you were going to be there for at least 8.5 hours and you were not clocking any coins in the process. Although my natural coils were not what I expected, I for sure was all the way over sitting in a salon all damn day.
My go to hairstyle is a twist out. I just love how it elongates my strands and gives it a spiral like texture. You should check out my post on how to achieve a bomb twist out here. But I also get tired of twisting up my damn hair in order to achieve this look. I get about two hours a day to myself (2 kids, full-time job, blog/content creator, wife, and so much more) that the last thing I want to do is use that time wrestling with my hair. So lately, (for about the past 2 years) I have been LOVING my fro after my twist out has lived a good life and seen it last day. The texture of the twist out is gone but my hair is still stretch and just being awesome. I don’t care if others don’t like it because they may see it as kinky, nappy, unkempt, unruly, or whatever other adjective used to describe it. But guess what??? I.DO.NOT.GIVE.2.SHITS. We have to take the power back of defining what beauty is! My nappy ass hair is fly, beautiful, sexy, bold and free. It is mine. It is me. YOU are beautiful! We must be willing to be ourselves so the sisters and brothers looking to us as examples know how to stand in their light and make it shine! Our hair, like our skin tone is of the rainbow - embrace it! Because.... Who gone check me boo?