Hey y’all! Happy deep conditioning to you. So I’m not sure if you have seen it but Kerry Washington recently did a photo shot for Allure were she allowed her edges to literally fly in the wind.
Okay so bare with me, because I didn’t realize the significance of these photos she took until more recently. I looked and said oh ok she doing her thing ( in reference to Kerry Washington). Now looking at it with fresh eyes I’m realizing there was a little more to this then fly away edges.
In Washington’s interview she touched on why she likes to wear her hair natural.”I like to wear my natural texture, especially now because I have children and I want them to know that their hair is perfect as it is. They don’t have to change it or straighten it. They can, but they don’t have to” said Washington.
Although we are now in a time when natural hair is being more widely accepted and appreciated there are still barriers. Women are still very self-conscious about their hair. More specifically they are self conscious about their edges.
We celebrate sleek edges and gelled down baby hairs myself included. Some women have gone natural a long time ago but still insist on perming their edges. African-American women are not yet as comfortable with our God-given texture as we could be.
For me it was almost as if she was saying love your self a little bit more black women. You don’t have to fix your edges. They have been etched out by God and he has not made a mistake on you or your hair.
We should all be just a little more comfortable with every nap and curl just as it is as unadulterated and misbehaved as it may seem. Edge control should be optional. Not a necessity! Be just as comfortable as you are with edge control as you are without it. Remember, be happy, be curly, be you, and you will never fail!