Dealing with other people's comments and reactions can be one of the hardest things about going natural.
It's even harder when those that are closest to you are the ones saying things that hurt your feelings.
One of the saddest emails I got was from a lady whose husband simply didn't understand why she would want to go natural. He asked her why she would want to "look like a slave?"!! Yes, I was gob-smacked too.
Firstly, because slavery has historically transcended race although over time black people bore the brunt of it but secondly because I couldn't believe how rude and insensitive he was being.
You don't owe anyone an explanation on why you are going natural but it might help to say a little something to help them understand you a little better. I recommend the following:
17/6/2013 02:40:09 pm
Thank you for posting this!! My husband has been very supportive of me being natural as well. I love the scarf.
5/5/2014 08:47:58 pm
Thanks Stephanie! It is so much easier to have a husband's support.
MONA LISA SIMMONS
24/6/2013 07:39:32 am
First of all I love seeing you with your hair out. It is beautiful. I just started going natural. Before I retired it was just not the corporate look sitting at the front desk. So I ended up wearing a wig for many years until I got tired of trying to find the one for me. I am happy to go natural. It is liberating me inside and outside. I am wearing scarfs on my head until my hair grows and on Sundays I wear my wig. My husband told me I look like a Jamaican. He's Trinidadian. I'm born and raise here in Brooklyn.NY Just waiting for my hair to puff up, and thicken up a little more in the front and sides and its no more wigs.
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By Heather Katsonga-Woodward
I was a natural hair blogger and mixtress living between London & Chicago from 2012 to 2017. I always thought I was 4C but some say 4B; images below - you decide! Heather xx