Did she just say, “I had to perm my hair in order for my business to flourish?”
Yes, you read it correctly, we are still conforming to the misconceptions of the natural haired woman. The above quote came from a friend of mine that expressed her reasoning behind going back to the “creamy crack” perm. Now don’t get me wrong, I understand the whole need or want to change our look but let’s make sure that we are doing this for own personal desires not because of the fear that our hair, in its natural state, will not be accepted.
This topic always gets my blood pressure rising just for the mere fact that this is the very reason, in my opinion, that we associate being accepted or beautiful with what our friends, family or the ever so judgmental society deems as BEAUTIFUL. It saddens me that there are still women that believe that wearing their natural hair will hinder their potential in and out of the boardroom.
So gals, have you ever second-guessed your decision to go natural because of the possible looks and whispers? Or have you been approached by co-workers or family who recommend that you go change your “look” to wear your hair straight instead of big, curly and kinky?
I really would love to hear your feedback on this and invite a friend or two to chime in as well.