I love my curls, they are part of me! I tried a couple of times to straighten them but I could see that it wasn’t me anymore.
People are also very surprised to see me with straight hair.
They feel like I am suppressing my strongest personality trait.
Relaxing my hair wasn't the result of a desire to hide who I am. I simply wanted to give it a try and what I understood is that it's not only damaging your hair, it's also changing who you really are.
Interestingly, people never considered my curls as being natural, always asking me how I made it look that way.
I am not sure if it's linked to the lack of representation of curly haired women in the media, or with the fact that curly hair still appears to be something different and abnormal.
Self-acceptance is a growing trend at the moment at very different levels, including the acceptance of your naturally curly hair. However, I feel like more could be done as so many women continue to think that they don’t look good unless they have their hair straightened or chemically relaxed.