Is natural hair just a fad ? As a Loctician I see natural hair from all walks of life. I know men going natural or who have been natural for spiritual and cultural reasons, but then I know others who just want locs because Lil Wayne has them. I know women with beautiful full healthy afros who would never go back to creamy crack ( aka a perm), but then there are others who fried their afros back into a perm as soon as their favorite singer switched back to a perm or weave or wigs.
I’ve even seen some online talking about their going back to a perm because it’s easier to manage than their locs. In the words of Ed Lover, C’mon Son. No way on gods green earth is styling a perm everyday easier than shaking your locs out and keeping it movin. I know all about having to deal with perm everyday. Had one until 1995 and you can’t pay me to go back to that mess everyday.
I had a woman call me asking me if I could sew a track of locs into her hair for the week. I couldn’t believe my ears. I was cordial, but there was no way I was agreeing to that one. I love and appreciate my clients, but I have my limits. Natural hair is not a trend or a fad for me, it’s a lifestyle choice, a spiritual and cultural connection to your true self no matter how you chose to wear it.
So I had to ask, how do you all feel about natural hair being nothing more than a fad or a trend ?
Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs