So, I just tried to do finger coils on my “4C” hair. Bad idea.
It’s not that it couldn’t have worked on my hair, it’s that lately I feel like a bit of a fool trying to cajole my hair into styles that will make it socially acceptable. Why do I keep trying to achieve that mixed girl curl?
I know why. It’s because I can’t go to work without somebody asking me if I’m gon “do something with my hair”. Sure, I can solve this problem by never having to work for a corporation, but it’s deeper than that. It’s sad that even within a movement that’s supposed to celebrate the way I was born, I am isolated because I still don’t have the right type of hair.
You youtube tutorialists giving girls like me false hope in being able to achieve these styles tailored to light skin girls (Sorry, that was childish) are the worst. “All you have to do is”, “the only products you need are”…Naw, all I have to do is be mixed for this shit to work!
Just tell the truth. Traditional natural hair is not for everybody. And that’s ok. Stop talking like the Natural Hair Movement is a family thing. There is not a lot of honesty there and I’m sick of it.
I think it’s time I do what my hair has been wanting to do since 2011, LOCs…I think…