Ok, so I got a comment on a recent video that I did about a hair review. In the comment the person says, “I was just reading an article about black hair supply businesses not being able to get into the basically korean-owned market & I come on YouTube to see who? The weave queen lol Ironic! Will you ever show your real hair? Are you ashamed of the hair that grows out of your scalp? Is it the texture that bothers you? Black women need to understand the REASON why we covet this straight hair that we have to buy from other women! It’s so embarrassing.”
I’m all for freedom of speech and for people speaking what they believe, but just like they have the right to say what’s on their mind, I have the right to say what’s on my mine. When I decided to grow out my natural hair, I was super excited about the knowledge that I could receive from other women in the natural hair community on YouTube. I tried to go natural several years before, but gave up on that journey when I couldn’t track down the right resources to help me. The natural hair community has been such a blessing to me, but some of these ladies can be super annoying!
I think that it is commendable for anyone to get in front of a camera and share their experience(s) with the world, but in the natural hair community a few tend to try to bully others into feeling bad for the choices that they are making for themselves. I’ve read comments on other naturals’ channels where natural hair thugs are chastising the person that made the video because that person used a specific product that wasn’t 100% organic or because the person stated that she didn’t wash her hair every week or because the person decided to use weaves or wigs as a protective style! I really don’t understand what is going on and who crowned these thugs “Queen of the Naturals whose word is law”. The way that I see it, if someone is bold enough to sit in front of a camera and share their experiences in order to help educate others going through the same journey, the least you can do is appreciate them for the information that they are sharing. If you don’t like the information, then don’t apply it. I don’t think that anyone should be telling someone else what she should do or not do to her hair, unless the person specifically asks for your opinion. No one person’s opinion is law…especially when it comes to hair!
Whether a woman decides to wear weaves, wigs, relaxers, texturizers, or go natural shouldn’t it be that woman’s right to do what she feels works for her life and lifestyle?
(sorry, I had to bring a little Brooklyn up in here lol
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