Most people consider their hair as an identity, a part of who they are. To others hair is some sort of statement, but to me, hair is just an accessory. Yes, it is part of my body, but this part of my body can be taken away from me in an instance (through a disease or whatever). Therefore I consider my hair as an asset that doesn’t complete me, but complements me.
Just like bags, shoes and jewelry, I consider my hair as an accessory that adds to my overall look. Obviously my look depends on my emotional state: One day I might feel like wearing jeans, ballerinas and wear my hair in an updo style, and next day I’m up for a dress, heels and let my hair all out.
If you’ve been following my blog you know that I’m currently going through this hair growth and natural hair journey. And I’ve been wearing my hair in its natural state more often. As I’m experimenting with my natural hair, I’m enjoying it more and embracing the process for now. So this is the state I am currently in.
And who knows, I might decide in a year or two to chop it all off, go bald, wear wigs or chemically straightened it again. That’s because I don’t see my hair as part of my identity, It doesn’t define me, I don’t get emotionally attached to it, and my hair is definitely not the reason why I wake up for in the morning. I just think that society has put too much pressure on us women on how we should define our hair and what’s considered “good or beautiful hair”. That’s why many amongst us are slaves to hair trends and styles. I choose to work with what I’ve got, style it as I please as long as it’s on my head. If I would wake up one day and all my hair would be gone, I wouldn’t cry over it(okay maybe for a minute or five or ten), because to me it’s nothing more than an accessory that completes my overall look.
What does your hair mean to you?