Hair is always a big topic in our home. Mainly because I have a lot of daughters. The other day while out with my husband we were discussing if hair should be a factor in the hiring process when someone applies for a job. I told him that I think hair shouldn't be a HUGE factor depending on the type of job it is. Do you have a green mohawk and want to work at Hot Topic? Or a purple pixie cut applying to be a receptionist at a beauty salon? I think it should be dealt with on a case by case basis. It just so happens at my husband's job men cannot have dred locs but the women can. In a case like that I see it as a double standard. Why should men not be allowed to express themselves through their hair and the women can?
Over the past 15 months I've been growing out my relaxer. While it was in that akward state of having 2 different hair textures I started rockin Marley Twists. I absolutely LOVE them and how easy they are to maintain. I feel my twists give me a neater appearance than wearing my hair as is. That is until I did the "Big Chop" over the weekend but there will be more on that at a later time. I personally do not believe that this hair style will hold me back from anything but my husband seems to think it would. He. Hates. My. Hair. And ya know what? I'm ok with it. My twists are a stepping stone to the look that I'm really going for.
The picture below is my hair inspiration. Yes, I want to rock a big ass fro! Right now since I cut my hair I do have an afro but it's not nearly as big and awesome as the one in the picture. So until then I will wear my twists and be patient while I do it. My new natural hair will take some getting used to and once I am used to it I'll be more than happy to share it with you.
|To check her out and the rest of my hair inspiration go to Pinterest|
Will I get stared at while rockin my fro? Of course I will. Will it keep me from some pretty cool opportunities? Probably so. But only because people can still be closed minded and be uncomfortable with things/people that are different. If my hair or how I look doesn't fit into someone's box it's cool. I don't want to be in it anyway. I make my own opportunities.