It almost passed me by: my 1 year locaversary. 12 months passed by so quickly with hardly any issues or maybe I just don’t make much of an issue of small little things.
At a very young age I learned what the true cost of “beauty” involved, or at least what most young girls and their mothers thought was the price of beauty.
A Lesson Learned: “Mama, mama,…..it burns!” I say on relaxer day. “I think it’s ready now I exclaim!!!!!””Ok Chass, can you hold on a few more seconds?”, my mother says back to me.”Ohhhhkaaaay .” I reply. At a very young age I learned what the true cost of “beauty” involved, or at least what most young girls and their mothers thought was the price of beauty. Relaxing my hair was just a means to an end in order to control the naps! I endured many relaxers and carried around the battle scars of leaving the creamy crack on too long or from sneaking a scratch here and there the day before the relaxer was applied.
I have learned so much about being a natural model as a Miss Nappturality Contestant for the America’s Next Natural Model (ANNM) 2009 competition. Each week a challenge was presented and
In the eight and a half years of wearing my hair natural my hair and I have been completely in tune. In the very beginning of my journey where I did the “big chop,” my hair was buzzed very close to my head I learned then that I was simply me.