|Rick Ross (Jason Waters), Janelle Monae (Me), Lady Gaga (April Rucker)|
I was shopping at Wal-Mart Sunday when the checkout lady, a newly natural naturalista looked at my hair (it was big and curly in the front and the back was in a knit cap) and let out a heavy sigh. "I want my hair like THAT!" she said. I thanked her and told her something that Erika Alexander of Lovely Bands told me. Enjoy every part of your journey: the beginning stage, the awkward in between stage, the "ooh I can finally put it up in an afro puff" stage. All of it. Growing your hair naturally is a wonderful journey with plenty of discovery. I looked at her closely cropped hair and told her that I missed where she is in her journey right now. It's all beautiful and it's all necessary.
Do you have any new hairstyles that you've recently discovered that have made you love being natural even more? If not, try something new! I guarantee it will make you fall in love with your hair all over again.