Monday, 14 October 2013
Natural Hair Talk #2 Is Defined Hair best?
I was inspired to create this response due to this article about a woman who thought her hair had to be defined to
look 'presentable'. It made me sad and it hinted at an ideal that defined type 3a/b/c hair is presentable whereas
type 4a/b/c is 'difficult'.
Personally I choose to wear stretched styles to work because:
That is, I do not always have time to flat twist or braid or bantu knot my hair nightly and undo in the mornings during
the week. However weekends and the odd Thursday night I do. There isn't even a debate as to whether type 4 hair
is presentable. If you think not...
I have many tutorials on this blog and Youtube if you don't believe me. One thing I was confused about when
transitioning was the obsession with curl definition. For example, Instagram. Post a stretched afro= 10 likes, a
bomb braidout = 300 likes. What'supwiththat. I thought being natural was a transition (pun intended) out of the
mindset that one hair texture is better than another. Hey, ho. And if you wanted a quick summary of my thoughts,
read this lovely reply:
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