I big-chopped recently, and the feeling I experienced was extraordinary. I almost felt like I gave birth to another person, another version of myself.
Seeing my natural curls blossoming was such a great feeling, I simply felt free and relieved.
Leaving Paris for London helped me to feel freer than ever and the big chop was a way for me to feel free at every single level.
This decision I took for myself inspired my little sister, and I am very happy about it.
She took off her braids one day, I looked at her and complimented her on what I saw.
Since then, she’s been rocking this natural afro, she broke the chains!
I wouldn’t say that I particularly suffered from having this hairtype, however, I believe things such as hair straightening were self-inflicted pains and hassle.
Beauty standards and society are telling us that we are not beautiful unless we look a certain way, unless we fit in.
To avoid being harmed by these fake and meaningless ideas, we all need to ask ourselves why we are doing this to ourselves? Does it help us to feel good and beautiful? I don’t believe so.
I don’t care if people don’t like my hair. It’s my hair and if I love it, no one can do anything about it.
Beauty is about being free from diktats, it’s all about being unique, being you, and being confident advocates of it.
Who do you want to look like, how much effort are you ready to put into it and what for? Isn’t it simpler to accept your own self?