As a graphic production artist I know how frustrating it is to create a piece of artwork that I absolutely love and have somebody request modifications to it that change the whole concept. I never thought of myself as a masterpiece, but rather a blank canvas that needed painting. For years I permed, bleached, dyed and pressed my hair. I wore colored contact lenses. I squeezed myself into fashions that didn’t suit my frame just because that was “what everybody was wearing” . Who was I? Your guess is as good as mine! I was a person who really needed to find myself. It was during the time that I was wearing a short, edgy style that required almost daily trimming and bi-weekly bleach and dye and daily pressing that I finally had enough. I was constantly working on my hair! I couldn’t leave the house without a brush, comb, flat-iron, silk scarf and even a scissors depending on where I was going. It wasn’t until I met my boyfriend who has long natural hair that I decided to ditch the short style and grow my hair back long. I still intended to perm it, but I went back to my natural color because I thought the red would be too much if it were long. My hair started to grow and once it reached my shoulders I decided I was never perming again. I love my curls. That’s when I realized God is an artist and each one of us is His masterpiece. He gave us each a unique skin tone, unique hair type, unique features and in His eyes we are beautiful. Why would any of us try to modify an already beautiful creation?
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