When I was born I had light brown curly hair and for whatever reason (at 5 years old) my mom permed my hair. I went through my life depending on this chemical to make me look pretty. How crazy is that? In may of 2010, while in the mirror I decided to shave all of my hair off and go back to being natural. I LOVED it!! I had never felt so free in all of my life! I received so many compliments and I actually loved who I saw in the mirror.
It's been a little over a year now and my hair has grown bunches, but I truly prefer a shorter cut on me. So, last weekend I had it cut again(see pic below) and let me tell you. I have found true joy in just being me. I no longer look at my hair and think it has to be the way society (African American community) says it should look. I feel beautiful both inside and out. This is the hair God gave me and this is the hair I will rock until He calls me home.
Being 100% me is liberating and I pray that anyone living their lives trying to be who others want them to be will stop and embrace who you TRULY are. At the end of the day YOU have to love YOU. And the ONLY person you should live to please is God The Father. Just my little opinion.