You never know what someone else is going through. And sometimes your words – whether positive or negative – have an amazing influence on the person you’ve spoken to, and you don’t even know it.
But today, I’m going to ask you to make a conscious decision to encourage a sister who is rocking her natural hair.
In person , via Facebook, on Twitter, on Instagram, by messaging pigeon. . .
Every day, a sister with natural hair receives negative looks, is excluded from any connotation with beauty in all the glitz and glam in the national media, has to often deal with uncomfortable (and sometimes downright inappropriate) staring , and she may even have had someone snicker at her hair today. You just wouldn’t believe what some sisters have to endure once they’ve decided that they’re not going to perm their hair anymore.
So, I’m asking YOU to show some support today.
Encourage a sister with natural hair.
Just tell her that she’s beautiful.
I mean, why not? It’s true! You’re thinking it anyway.
And here’s some extra encouragement to you, beautiful sister, who is rocking your own natural hair. I want to remind you that younger black girls and women are watching you. And they haven’t yet made the decision to rock their natural hair yet. But they are observing how you hold your head high, how you style your gorgeous natural hair in different ways, even how you compliment other women with natural hair, and they too are making the decision to go natural.
Please watch the video below of two young black sisters who have been natural for more than ten years, and they are describing their natural journey. And they have some encouragement for you, too.
And remember that just as every day another black women decides to go natural, there are also scores of black women who are giving up on the journey because they don’t feel supported, or they don’t feel beautiful, or they just don’t think they have what it takes to just be themselves and to love their own beautiful hair. Represent today for YOU and for them.
Much love, Natural Beauties!
Oh, and don’t forget to sport your natural hair pride t-shirt, so you can show your love and encourage other natural sisters, too. I’ve got it priced at $17.50 (until February 14) on Etsy.
Buy one on Etsy today!