Are you thinking of going natural, but haven’t taken the plunge yet?
Take some time to think about it. What’s really holding you back?
We understand how it feels to cling to the creamy crack – curious about going natural, but uncertain about whether you should do it.
You aren’t alone. There are many other naturals who struggled with the mental transition of going natural. Transitioning mentally is often the toughest part of your journey.
Here’s an open invitation to you: Tell us what you’re dealing with. We’re here to help.
Deep down, what are your biggest fears?
You may struggle with many of the same things that other naturals struggled with before that decided to go natural.
Here are the top 5 reasons (that we hear about most often) that cause women to procrastinate instead of going natural:
Reason #1: Many women are worried about what men really think about natural hair. There are several men who prefer women with natural hair. If you already have a man, no worries – learn how to tell your spouse that you’re going natural.
Reason #2: Are you afraid of how you will look after big chopping? If this is you, then don’t big chop. Once you decide that you want to go natural, all you have to do is stop applying a chemical relaxer to your hair. Once you make that decision, you are officially going natural. You don’t have to big chop. If you decide not to big chop, then you can transition as long as you want.
Reason #3: Some women think natural hair isn’t professional. I really don’t think this would be a problem, unless you don’t have a neat personal appearance or aren’t well groomed. If that’s the case, then it wouldn’t matter if you were natural or not.
Reason #4: Have you ever heard someone say that they don’t have “good hair” or that they don’t have the hair to go natural? I can see how you might have fears about how your hair will look after you go natural. This feeling isn’t uncommon, but it’s often a larger concern than it needs to be. Going natural requires you to transition mentally before you transition physically. This concern about how you will look is often the first hurdle that you must overcome.
Reason #5: You don’t want to rock an afro all the time. If that’s you, then you have absolutely nothing to worry about. There are several awesome natural hairstyles.
I’ve only named 5 concerns that many women have about going natural, but I’m sure there are many more – as this list only scratches the surface.
If it isn’t one of the things that I’ve listed above, then what is it?
Take control of the things that you want. If you want to go natural, then it’s all in your power. What’s really holding you back?