Last month CNN.com released an article Can I Touch It? The fascination with natural, African American Hair. This piece, which found its way to the front pages of hundreds of blogs & websites, tackled the subject of natural hair in the African American community and the infatuation, to “reach out & touch it” of other races.
Along with the article a video, an interview with Urbanbella Salon owner, Keneesha Hudson was featured. In the video she shares her opinion on natural, the struggle to truly embrace texture & her personal natural hair journey.
While I enjoyed a few points of the article mentioned above, what I found myself impressed by, and most eager to share, was Ms. Hudson’s video.
Her concluding words, encouraging all women to embrace their texture & love it “no matter what,” is true hairspiration.
We all know, and have most likely experienced, people ooohing & awwing over our hair. In many cases there have been those who have attempted, and some successfully, to grab a fist full of our curls, kinks, and waves.
Although it’s fun to chat about experiences, what I find to be most compelling is sharing the importance of loving yourself for who you are. Kudos to Ms. Hudson for doing just that!