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Reason to Natural #1

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  • Whites that say: “I wish I could do that with my hair.” 

I realize this is external validation that probably shouldn’t matter, but it’s still nice. I often get this compliment from white women with straight hair. They like and admire the versatility I have. I can twist my hair, braid it and curl it. And if I feel like it, I can go back to being straight. My hair is always in the process of being as if it has a soul of it’s own.

It’s funny how no one is fully happy with what they have. Short people look up to tall people and wonder, “Why couldn’t I get those extra inches?” While tall people think, “If I were a little shorter, I wouldn’t have to worry about finding cute shoes or pants that are long enough.” The same can go for hair. Some black women are so focused on looking the social “norm,” but what if the social “norm” is looking for a way out of their box?

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Author: Charish Halliburton

Writer and Editor for The Motley News

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