The Real Reason Why You Should Wear Your Natural Hair- Is this Answer Shocking?

Hey Handbookers,

Woooooo! It is Natural Hair Friday and that means its a day long celebration! So have yourself a shot of water, take a super cute selfie and let’s get down to business!

Before I delve into the number one reason why you should wear your natural hair, let me say that I do understand that variation is the spice of life. Hairstylists and hair fashionista’s alike would lead very dull lives indeed without the ability to mix things up in the hair department. We should have fun with our hair and not take things so seriously BUT here at the Natural Living Handbook, we are advocates of respecting our natural hair first and foremost and choosing our natural texture above anything else.

The Obvious Reasons to go All Natural

There are the super obvious reasons for wearing your natural hair:

  • Heat tools fry your hair over time (and yes even the first time)
  • Weaves and hair extensions encourage tearing, breakage, and a receding hairline (that extra large fod is not cute… sorry)
  • You don’t have to worry about the upkeep or be fearful of the rain or other elements.
  • You can get your a** in water all the way (I still never do)
  • It is unique, bomb, and powerful to rebel against the powers that be (you know…those that say we all must have straight/sleek hair to be socially- correct!)
  • It’s healthier and your hair will grow faster and in a special way
  • Your strands will be stronger than ever
  • Relaxers are pretty much poison and everything that goes on your body makes its way inside as well…
  • Styling options open up because it is super versatile
  • It saves time
  • You no longer have to spend major dough on hair extensions, hair salon’s, or unnatural products
  • You set an example for the younger ladies in your life




The Real Reason to Wear Your Natural Hair

Yes yes those, among others, are all very good reasons. BUT the real reason, the number one convincer, the top rationale for wearing your natural hair is… it is you! Literally. It is part of your authentic self. You were born with it and that is such a beautiful thing. You get to know your hair in all of its fabulous texture and rock them tresses for what they are. Wearing your natural hair is so empowering, its freeing, and let me tell you, it shows your pure, bad a** self! People will notice your pluck and you will stand out as the individual that you are. It is one of the most beautiful things to see someone embrace their natural beauty and that reason, above all is why you should choose to wear your natural hair.

Benediction in our Heart and Soul: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference”

Sure you can straighten, texturize, relax, embellish with hair extensions, stick curlers in it, or whatever else, but the hair coming from your roots will always be what it is! You can’t change that and why should you? You were blessed with it, it is you! The takeaway here is that you are perfect as you are! You and your hair is fab, always remember to let it shine!!

Signed the girl who loves ya… really I do!

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6 Comment

  1. Luna says: Reply

    Like you I love natural hair. It is good that these days we have come to realize that the natural hair does more for us than wigs and extensions. The good thing about wearing your natural hair is that whatever style you wish to comb it is just fine.
    I am enjoying my natural hair too and refuse to do anything other than washing and styling. I love you post and I really do not mind sharing it.
    Good Read

    1. Wow Luna, thanks so much for your wonderful comment. I agree with you on the benefits of wearing natural hair, I have found the upkeep to be so much easier than times before when I would do something other than wearing it as it is. Thanks for the share as well 🙂

  2. Andrea says: Reply

    Love your website and all that it stands for! I completely agree with you with just owning what you have. I used to bleach my hair all the time now I just leave it be and it has never looked better. The rich color, length, and feel… I basically get a trim and I don’t load my hair with a bunch of products that have chemicals or anything like that!

    1. Andrea, sounds like you are looking after your beautiful garden in a way that works great for you! Thank you so much for reading and make sure to come back every Friday! 🙂

  3. Joy says: Reply

    Thank you it helped me embrace my natural hair

    1. You are very welcome 🙂

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