Whether it’s during the big chop or with curls bigger than your head itself, every woman crowned with natural hair can get that feeling that their hair isn’t working with their style. It’s nothing to be ashamed of due to the fact that’s it all too common, but don’t fret! There are ways to combat the anxiety of doubting your hair and they all start with you:
A DAILY MANTRA
“YOU ARE YOU. AND ONLY YOU CAN BE YOU. NO ONE CAN BE YOU, BUT YOU.”
Remind yourself constantly that you are the best you that you can be, hair and all. Your natural hair is a daily reminder that the best you is a natural you. Don’t allow yourself to see your hair as a setback to your style, but a great addition. If you begin to see your hair as the best accessory you’ve ever had, then the doubt will fade. Remember that our hair is unique – think of that as a style advantage.
CHANGE IT UP
Change your style up! Get inspired by your hair and change up some things about your style; whether that means trying out new prints, bold colors, even changing up the style you normally wear your natural hair… change it up! Nothing refreshes and eases the mind than mixing up your style. This way, you get to shop, add to your wardrobe, and your brain doesn’t freak out about your hair anymore.
There are so many women around the world with natural hair who are KILLING it at the moment… they have learned the art of slaying with their natural hair. So take some cues from some stylish women of the natural world. Whether that is on YouTube, Instagram, your favorite online sources, or even on Curls Understood’s Pinterest (rumor has it, there are some VERY stylish Curly Ambassadors pinning on their board) take advantage of other women who have embraced their natural hair and have been empowered to incorporate it into their everyday style.
So don’t doubt yourself; remind yourself that you are amazing and are the best you even with natural hair, try something new, and get inspired by others in the natural hair community that have gone through the same struggles and have learned to slay with their hair and style. Never be self conscious about something so amazing that makes the person that you are even better!