We’ve been conditioned to think that natural hair in all its kinky, coily glory isn’t ‘glamorous’ or ‘beautiful. The Natural Hair Chronicles is a BNS original content series that celebrates women who are pushing against Eurocentric beauty standards and embracing their natural texture and rocking it on screen, on the red carpet and in their everyday lives.
BNS:How has your relationship with your hair evolved over the years?
I’ve gotten to love everything about my hair & more accepting of its natural state. In 2013 I had to cut off all my permed hair in order to begin my natural hair journey.
BNS:Have you always appreciated its natural texture?
Not really. There was a phase where permed relaxed texture hair was everything! While natural kinky hair seemed to be a lesser beauty.
BNS:Do you believe hair and women’s hair choices are politicised?
Yes I do because there is a society definition of what is classified as ‘beautiful hair’ and the choice a woman should make to fit into that definition.
BNS:What hair style makes you feel the most glamorous and what does your hair mean to you today?
It’s not the hair that actually makes me feel glamorous. It’s the way that I decide to rock any hairstyle being my natural hair, or long wigs that makes me feel glamorous. My hair to me today means my personality, my character & my mood.
BNS:Are you more or less accepting of your natural texture now?
Not really. At least not that I have taken notice of. Definitely I’m more accepting of my natural texture hair. I feel a lot more like myself when rocking my natural texture hair in any style. It Makes me feel free.
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