So for most of my childhood, I kind of hated my hair. I mean none of my friends had hair like me and most of the time wearing it naturally was just too much of a hassle with gymnastics practices and cello lessons. Now that I am a young woman, (I use that word very lightly. Trust me, I don’t pay my own bills yet.) I have grown to really love the curls that God placed on my head. The more I wore my hair curly, the more I felt confident with who I truly am. Now, that doesn’t mean I don’t like straightening and curling it for cheering at my college’s football games but, I do really love my hair’s versatility. It’s just another part of me that truly is a physical representation of my personality. However, there are some downsides of wearing curly hair. Here are a couple popular questions that love asking us curly girls. By the way, whatever type of hair you have, always make sure you love, appreciate, whip, care for, swing, clean, moisturizer, play, and enjoy it! God gave it to you so work it girl!
Question #1: Is your hair real?
Why yes. It is quite possible for a girl who looks like me to wear her own hair. Why is it such a big deal? I’m doing me just like you’re doing you!
No. No. No. No. No.
Question #3: Your hair was straight yesterday and curly today. It’s so short now. Did you cut it?
Shrinkage is the closest thing to a magician these days. Long one day then POOF, short another.
Genetics is a crazy thing. No, but really, I woke up like this.
I like who I am. I like my hair the way it is whether it’s curly one day or straight another. Wearing my curly hair feels freeing to me and I feel like I have a right to do whatever I wish with my hair just like you. I don’t want to be the same nor do I feel the need to explain me being myself.
As a maturing young woman, I think it’s so important to express self love for yourself. By learning to appreciate the things that others may or may not like about you creates a woman that is confident and beautiful. For me, it’s my hair. Now although answering these questions might sometimes irk me a little, I will answer them 10000 times more if it means I get to flaunt my crazy, unruly curls.
Always remember that we were created in God’s image and you are blessed, brilliant, and beautiful no matter what your hair looks like.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.