Let’s drop some truth bombs today, shall we? There are many out in the world who are totally ignorant about natural hair and that includes many women who have natural hair themselves. So let’s discuss five BS myths about natural hair that everyone thinks are true.
5. Supplements with give you long, flowing hair.
Some of us really need supplements because of lack of nutrients due to a condition or a less than ideal diet. There is nothing wrong with high quality supplements if you need them but don’t rely on them to make you look like your favorite hair crush on YouTube. Healthy hair doesn’t come in a pill.
4. Products will give you long, flowing hair.
Ok, I will give it to you that some amount of products are necessary for most of us. We need to seal in moisture with oils and butters and get our hair clean with something other than water. But remember that while it may be fun to be a product junkie, you are probably not doing your hair any favors. Try to find the few products that work well for you and stick to them, and try to disregard the hair models in the advertisements and on the bottles.
3. Natural hair is not versatile.
Corn rows, micro twists, Marley twists, Senegalese twists, braids, Bantu knot outs, frohawks, twas, twist outs, braid outs, braided buns, flat twists, pompadours, top knots, braided updos, Bantu knots, French rolls, tuck and pins, halo buns.. Ok hang on a second, let me catch my breath. These hair styles are only a drop in the bucket of styles that naturalistas can rock. The sky is the limit, whether your hair is long or short.
2. Hair shouldn’t be washed often.
If you want your hair to be healthy, it needs to be clean. It’s as simple as that. Whether it is no-pooing or using shampoo that works for you, choose a method and use it regularly.
1. Relaxed hair is easier to manage.
If you really think it’s easy to hide from your true texture, slap chemicals on any new growth, deal with chemical burns and running from water or rain, then you win. Relaxed hair actually needs more TLC because of the potential damage you need to undo from the chemicals and the heat.
These are 5 BS myths about natural hair that everyone thinks are true and it’s definitely time to squash the myths.