I’m bored with my hair!

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As you have read in the title above, I am bored with my hair. Although I am a lazy natural and do not take care of my hair as often as I should, every so often I find myself getting bored with my hair. After months of doing twist outs, braid outs, bantu kots, head wraps and puffs, I have found that I have become bored with my hairstyle choices. Due to the fact that I have become increasingly busy, I no longer have the time to do my hair and thus find myself repeating hair styles over and over again. Now I want to try something different.

I want to take a risk with my hair instead of constantly worrying about length and growth. I was thinking of dying my hair a random color such as silver or purple. I know that these colors are not the typical light brown or burgundy that most naturals tend to stick to when it comes to dying hair, but I do not like to do what everyone else does so they would be perfect for me. A streak of purple or a streak of silver would be new for me but it would allow me to move out of my comfort zone and add some personality to my hair and my appearance. However, I am terrified of having to repair the damage done from bleaching and coloring my hair.

I also thought about giving my hair a break all together and doing marley twists again. I loved my twists when I got them done last summer and I would not mind having them again, except I would want my twists to be much larger (I love big chunky twists). This option would be a win-win for me because while I can enjoy trying new things to the marley hair, my own natural hair gets to be protected from the winter approaching. Lord knows I love my twists but I am also contemplating getting faux locs again. One of the main reasons I love chunky twists is because they share a similar look to locs, so why not just get faux locs and call it a day? (the take down process is also much much easier).

As indecisive as I am, it will take me a while to finally make up my mind, but as for you all, what protective styles or new things are you trying with your hair for the winter?

To lock? Or not to lock?

Lately I have been debating on whether or not to lock my hair. Recently I have discovered yarn dreads which are pretty much fake dread locks. This can either be a fun protective style, or for naturals like me, it can be a way to try out locks before actually doing them. The video I have attached is of a girl putting in her own yarn dreads. Take a look!

If you wear dread locks, you need not apply

Image In the year 2014, it is still shocking to see that wearing dread locks in the workplace is still considered a taboo. A lot of people still view dread locks as unprofessional, or associate it with heavy drug use such as marijuana,

My purpose in posting about this is not to continue beating a dead horse, but to instead ask all of you readers a couple questions. Why is the way in which we wear our hair so important to others? How can we change the dynamics so that way every hair type can be accepted?

Kinky is not the only definition

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   Under the umbrella of the natural hair ‘movement’ lies many different textures from wavy to curly to kinky. However, I’ve noticed that dreadlocks often get left out of this ‘movement.’ A lot of people have an idea of a puffy Afro and that is all they view as natural hair. Dread locks do fit into the natural hair community because dreads are created by palm rolling your hair (or whatever other methods one can use). I believe that because there is still a large stigma held against people with dread locks, they are often forgotten. Dread locks are a beautiful expressive way of wearing your hair and contrary to popular belief there are a lot of things that you can do with them. Hopefully as we are becoming a more progressive group of people, the stigma against dread locks will cease to exist.