I would describe myself as a “girly” girl. I love lipstick, can appreciate a dope shoe, think about different outfit possibilities and over my years have spent many hours primping and mastering different beauty techniques in front of the mirror. With that being said, I look at women such as Ms.Vaughn, or other fashionistas and I feel so very far behind. I just ain’t got the time or desire to be that damn fancy and fierce!
It makes me think about those women who are even less inclined to primping and preening within the natural hair community and I wonder how they feel. Is natural hair restricted to girly girls only?
Let’s be honest, natural hair requires upkeep and technique. Your fingers need to know how to two strand twist, you have to know how to twerk a bobby pin into submission and all must be adept to the wonders of a red lip for a lazy day bun. Natural hair requires foresight and research. It requires you to care about the way your ish looks and a mastery of manipulation to get it “right” consistently.
I feel like for those that aren’t as comfortable and inclined to be so beauty conscience must feel somewhat lost or overwhelmed by the responsibility of upkeep.
Are you a girly girl who lives and breathes fashion, make-up and hair or are you a girl who spends little to no time on beauty?
Do you think that affects your success as a naturalista? Share you thoughts and comment below!