Gawsh, another Monday. I'm tired. I want to go away and sleep, waking up to breakfast/brunch in bed, waking up again to go sightseeing, eating different cuisine, going shopping for unusual/different jewelry items, etc. Yes, I want to go on holiday to some European city and just relax. Alas, this is not going to be me for a whiiiiiiiiiiiiiile, so I should just shut my head up and embrace today.
Anyways, there's this thing that irks me. I've come across the term 'Natural Hair' being used loosely, especially in Nigeria. My dear friends, Natural Hair is hair that has not been altered by any treatment. That is to say, if your hair is relaxed, texlaxed, jheri-curled, etc, your hair is NOT natural. Your hair does NOT grow out of your scalp in that manner, so PLEASE stop calling relaxed hair natural. I understand that you want to distinguish yourself from people who wear weaves or braids. You can say "This is my hair. This is my own hair." You cannot say "This is my NATURAL hair." That's an F9 for you if you say that.
For some of you, you might think that I'm being nitpicky, but let me help you. The definition of the word is...
existing in or derived from nature; not made or caused by humankind.
Now, friends, is relaxed hair derived from nature? Does it exist in nature? Isn't a relaxer made by humankind?
*Does this mean that colored natural hair is NOT natural, since the hair doesn't grow out in that color?*
Please note that I have absolutely NOTHING AGAINST relaxed hair. What I have a problem with is when people call relaxed hair, natural.
Maybe we should all just call hair HAIR and leave it alone.
UPDATE: As of 12:20pm on March 13th 2014, I have to say that I'm actually getting bored with this post. As you know, I typically blog randomly and a lot of times, a post reflects what's in my head at that particular moment and after putting up the post, I' move on to something else. Sooooooooo, if you have comments, feel free to leave them but please forgive me if I don't reply after now. Thanks :)