Hola Chicas/Chicos...so, I was thinking about the term 'natural' and what it truly means to be natural. I mean, does being natural simply mean having hair that is free from chemical heat alteration (relaxers, perms)? How about dry heat manipulation/alteration (blow dryers, flat irons, pressing combs)? How about using products that contain synthetic chemicals (shampoos, conditioners, styling products)? Artificial Hair dyes?
Now reading various hair forums I have come to realize not everyone has the same definition of "natural" hair. See, I always thought that so long as you didn't chemically change the texture of your hair, it was natural. Press it, dye it up, stick a weave in...if it wasn't relaxed, texturized or otherwise straightened with some type of chemical, as far as I was concerned, you could say you were natural and call it a day...hmmm.
Some definitions of 'natural' are:
- In its original or raw form
- Untreated, tanned or refined
- Not tinted or colored; undyed
- check this out...Afro,a hair style originating with black persons, in which the hair is allowed to grow naturally and to acquire a bushy appearance, was listed as part of the definition of 'natural'.
- Not artificially colored or dyed
- Having undergone little or no processing and containing no chemical additives
- Free from affectation or constraint
So, is 'being 'natural' so BLACK and WHITE?
What's your definition of being natural
Happy Natty Hair