𝐈 𝐇𝐀𝐓𝐄 𝐌𝐘 𝐍𝐀𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐀𝐋 π‡π€πˆπ‘

π‘Šβ„Žπ‘Žπ‘‘ 𝑖𝑠 π‘‘β„Žπ‘Žπ‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘–π‘›π‘” π‘‘β„Žπ‘’π‘¦ π‘ π‘Žπ‘–π‘‘ π‘Žπ‘π‘œπ‘’π‘‘ π‘œπ‘£π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘π‘œπ‘šπ‘–π‘›π‘” π‘¦π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘“π‘’π‘Žπ‘Ÿ?

I've always being afraid to go out with my natural hair the way it is (afro). If I was ever going to go out with it, I must do something to it using shoe rope or pins (π‘™π‘Žπ‘‘π‘–π‘’π‘  π‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘ π‘‘π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘π‘’ π‘π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘‘, π‘™π‘œπ‘™). I hated my hair so much to the point that I was never confident with it. I was always trying to cover it up with something.

Another thing that contributed to the hatred is anytime I tried to carry it the way it is, some people would go on and on about how it makes me look a certain way (𝑑𝑒𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑙𝑦 π‘›π‘œπ‘‘ β€œπ‘“π‘–π‘›π‘’β€ π‘Žπ‘ π‘–π‘› 𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑒 π‘”π‘–π‘Ÿπ‘™). I'd just quickly cover it up with something or just make the hair (π‘ β„Žπ‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘, π‘ β„Žπ‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘!).

But today, I was preparing to go to church and I just felt the urge to free my natural hair. Let it be as it is. 𝐼'π‘š π‘Ž π‘π‘™π‘Žπ‘π‘˜ π‘”π‘–π‘Ÿπ‘™ π‘€π‘–π‘‘β„Ž π‘Ž π‘π‘™π‘Žπ‘π‘˜ π‘”π‘–π‘Ÿπ‘™ β„Žπ‘Žπ‘–π‘Ÿ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ 𝐼 π‘ β„Žπ‘œπ‘’π‘™π‘‘ 𝑏𝑒 π‘π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘’π‘‘ π‘œπ‘“ 𝑖𝑑.Β 

So I did it and when I looked in the mirror, my gosh… it was just so beautiful. Then I asked my roommate and she said it was okay.

I can't even start talking about the number of β€œπΉπ‘Žπ‘–π‘‘β„Ž 𝐼 π‘™π‘œπ‘£π‘’ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘€π‘Žπ‘¦ π‘¦π‘œπ‘’ 𝑑𝑖𝑑 π‘¦π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ β„Žπ‘Žπ‘–π‘Ÿβ€Β I've received today.Β 

πŸ“π“π‘πž 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐚π₯ 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐑𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐒𝐬 𝐭𝐑𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐞π₯𝐟-𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐒𝐬 𝐀𝐞𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐑𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐒𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬. All that you have was given to you β€œintentionally” by God (𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑛 π‘‘β„Žπ‘Žπ‘‘ π‘¦π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘“π‘™π‘Žπ‘‘ π‘π‘’π‘šπ‘π‘’π‘š, π‘™π‘œπ‘™). Embrace it and be satisfied with it.Β 

πŸ“Sometimes we let the opinions of others dictate how we feel about ourselves, but when we can embrace our own uniqueness and beauty, we can truly feel happy and confident.Β 

πŸ“By stepping out of my comfort zone and wearing my hair in a way that I want, I've taken an important step towards self-love.Β 

πŸ“Sometimes, you’d need to change the people you talk to. No one should make you feel bad for trying to be natural.Β 


πŸ“It is not what you were that makes you look beautiful, you make what you wear look beautiful. Beauty flows from you more than it does from whatever thing you decide to wear.


And yes, I LOVE MY NATURAL HAIR pahhh.

Happy Sunday love✨.

#faithpeters #girlchildadvocate #thebalancedlady #thebalancedladiesnetwork

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