Come on, y’all… Let’s Talk Tresses! Since we’re fresh into a new month, now would be a great time to have a brand new natural hair discussion, don’t you think? Last’s time around, we talked all about natural hair products high up on our must have lists. Did you manage to score some for yourself? This time around, the topic is a subject I am personally very passionate about.
Before we get into this discussion, I feel it necessary to begin with the following prelude. I am on the fence regarding the whole hair typing system. On one hand, I think that it’s good for those newly natural to seek out others with similar hair textures. It can be a good way to demystify natural hair care. However, I do believe that hierarchies occur in the natural hair community, where those with looser textures gets the bulk of the praise and adulation. We don’t need systems in place that ostracized us about our hair, especially when we have enough grief about it from outside the community.