What It Feels Like To Be A Natural Woman

"Going natural takes so much confidence."

Do y’all ever wonder what it feels like to go natural? I mean seriously, the internal emotions that us as black women go through when we first decide to go natural is unlike anything I’ve ever felt before.

I remember feeling so self-conscious and embarrassed whenever I would walk outside with my transitioning hair. I always felt like people were staring at me and judging me for the way my hair looked and it bothered me to the point where I would get wash and sets and blowfry my hair, so I wouldn’t have to deal with the constant stares. Going natural takes so much confidence and backbone, because you are literally defying society’s unrealistic beauty standards.

You are saying that I am not going to be ashamed of what naturally grows out of my head anymore and if you have a problem with that then you’re the problem not me! I have never felt more like myself than I do now with my natural hair, it is such a statement piece and resembles who I am, who I want to be and who I want my future child to see when they look at me! It makes me feel so strong and in touch with myself and brings out this feeling of empowerment that I still can’t believe something as simple as hair can bring out. Looking back now I realize that I needed those stares, I needed to feel uncomfortable because it allowed me to build the confidence I most definitely needed to go through this transition. I can now walk out in public with my obnoxiously picked out puff and not give any fucks about what other people have to say or how they look at me! It took some time but I’m finally at the point where I’m comfortable being me and I gotta say it feels pretty damn good! So PSA to all the transitioners, big choppers and naturalistas out there reading this, ROCK YOUR HAIR AND LET THEM STARE!👑👏🏾