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Team Natural vs Team Non – Natural

Lately, there has been so much tension among women of colour over their hair choices. There is a group that says no to relaxers and rather rock their natural fro, there is a group that says no to weaves but yes to relaxers and wigs, there is a team that says yes to relaxers, wigs, weaves and all.  These differences in hair choices have divided the black women community so bad, some women have resulted to stalking and bullying anyone who doesn’t agree with their personal hair choices. I find this whole hair drama bizarre, like it should not even be an issue.

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For me personally, I don’t see anything wrong with any of these choices. I believe every woman should be free to decide how she will like to wear her hair. I am a team non-natural all the way and I have always been. I love my Dr Miracle relaxer, my lace wigs and brazillian hair and the likes too much to go natural. Every black woman should be free to decide on how she wants to manage her hair and I don’t understand where the tension comes from. I know there is a lot of competition among the black women folk and everyone wants to be seen as doing the ‘right’ thing but the beef is all unnecessary in my opinion. I love seeing natural fros on women. I love the kinky look especially on little girls. I also love beautiful wigs and weaves and I just prefer them to natural fros…….

Can’t we all agree to disagree on this? At the end of the day it is still just HAIR and what we should be striving as black women to achieve is having healthy hair. We are not our HAIR, our hair does not make us who we are. It is just an extension of ourselves. Let us stop defining ourselves by how we choose to wear our hair.

What do you think of the whole team natural vs team non-natural drama?

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8 responses

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