Recently, a campaign from Carol's Daughter encouraged their community to explore identity. As a trans-racially adopted person I think about my identity a lot. Sometimes this exploration is light and fun, sometimes it is deep and painful, and sometimes it is somewhere in between.
I see oodles of products promising weightless, frizz free curls with bounce, movement and volume. Sounds fantastic for my natural girls, but I see very few companies directing their messages to women with relaxed hair.
Hair relaxers contain a cocktail of harsh chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin of your vulnerable scalp, so for your sake and baby's, it's best to err on the side of caution and whip your hair back and forth au natural throughout your pregnancy.
Throughout my hair journey, I wore braids, twists, locs, weaves, relaxed agin, cut it off and relaxed and cut it off again -- all the while loving the freedom of expressing who I was at that point in time in my life.
As men, our style evolution acts as a barometer of what we've accomplished and where we desire to go. When I look back on my personal style journey it has not only been a barometer, but it has also outlined my setbacks and defeats as well as triumphs and conquests.