With my guest blog segment on the Hair of Heritage blog today, I am also taking over their Instagram. Basically giving me free reigns to go wild with everything from my hair thoughts to hair inspiration to my own wacky hairdo.
What’s unique about your hair?
What I can say about my hair is that it has a life of itself and it is definitely special because it is my hair and it’s me. I guess that kind of answers the next question too but what makes it unique is that it is not a traditional afro nor can it be classified as anything else. It’s big, it’s curly, it’s an afro, it’s a pain in my ass and it’s just large and a lot.
I have literally tried everything that you can buy for all types of hair and nothing seems to work (anybody have any tips, please hit me up!!!) resulting in me not really embracing my hair as it is as well as I do not really appreciate it. Which is a real shame and I try to change that every day.
“Hair is not just hair it’s a part of your identity” – do you agree?
I very much agree with this statement!!! It might be more significant to women and men with more texturized hair but I believe that it applies to everyone as well. I can only speak from personal experience and in my case you have to talk about hair just as much as you talk about my childhood and my life experiences. Growing up I started to hate who I was, how I looked and I hated my hair. Why?? Well because it was different and I didn’t fit in. I was bullied, discriminated against and racial remarks was a part of my everyday life so for me, my hair is a part of my identity. But I only came to realize this when I started to accept myself, love myself and actually appreciate who I actually am because I can never have straight blonde hair, I can never be white. I will never be like everybody else, I can’t and I will not fit into the mold society wants me to conform to and I most certainly will not try to change who I am to get accepted by others.
Don’t miss out on the whole interview over at Hair of Heritage.