A 2nd Guest post written for us by Greta Solomon, a very timely post as we host our 2nd natural hair panel this weekend (Saturday 20th May). See Greta’s first post here.
I’ve always had a love / hate relationship with my hair. I think most kids can attest to the fact that their parents did nothing to help their street cred when it came to their hair, beauty and fashion choices.
I had thick, ugly braids sprouting up all over my head – just like medusa I learned, when we did a class in Greek mythology.
Realising that poker straight hair isn’t the answer
So this is it. Due to the fear of not being, looking, feeling or appearing wild, many of us have put ourselves in a straightjacket. For years I thought that poker straight hair was the answer. In fact, for more than 20 years I religiously straightened my hair with relaxers. I considered any sign of frizz to be a travesty. I just wanted to be silky smooth and soft, so I could feel great, look great, and be successful.
So, here is my action plan
I’m taking the very non-scientific approach of just not relaxing my hair and seeing what happens. I do know, however, that at some point I will have to do ‘the big chop’.