I feel like I dissociate from my hair.
I used to hide it but over the last few months, I decided to leave it natural. I am happy I took this decision but unfortunately, I am realising that I don’t like my natural hair.
I am still in a battle with it at the moment but I also believe that confidence will come, eventually.
I am aware that it's silly not to like my natural hair and hold negative feelings towards it. That's why I am really trying to embrace wearing it out more. It’s all about unlearning a negative mindset that has been picked up from childhood.
We are not born hating our natural hair. It’s ingrained in us from a very young age and our parents might not have realised that the way they treated our hair could impact us as adult women.
There is nothing wrong with weaves, but I am convinced that if we weren't surrounded by so many negative messages in regards to our natural hair, we wouldn’t want to wear these at all!
Within the black community, we love to celebrate our beauty but I believe that the focus on natural hair could be stronger.
We need to understand that there is nothing wrong with our hair or the way we look so let’s embrace it or at least, let’s try.