I’ve been reading this great book called “Curly Girl: The Handbook, written by stylist, Lorraine Massey and it’s been a great reference for curl maintenance!
In her book, Massey quotes writer, Alice Walker:
“It has been ten years since I last combed my hair! Family and friends are sometimes scandalized! I am amused by their reactions. During those ten years, they have poured gallons of possibly carcinogenic relaxer chemicals on themselves, and their once proud crinkled or kinky hair has been forced to lie flat as a slab over a grave. I understand this, I did this same thing to myself.”
Her imagery is dead-on and very sad. Since letting go of the desire for straight hair me and my hair have felt more “alive.”
What kind of freedoms have you gained by letting go?