When I decided to go natural. I thought (and told everyone) that it would be for about two years at most, before I went back to dreadlocks. That was until last week, when I came across some pictures of a natural hair model by the name of Mahogany Boisseau.
It was an Oh My Goodness! moment. It was late on a Sunday afternoon, I was working late trying to catch up (but obviously taking a break to read hair stuff0, when I saw her picture on The Natural Lounge. The original article came from Afroniquely.
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|I would love to see more natural hair models in the mainstream fashion industry and media|
|I love the soft tones on this picture|
I was so inspired, I decided that I would do my best to try and get to this length. Now, I know that Mahogany has been natural for 14 years, so I hope and pray that I have that much patience to keep my hair for at least three more years.
|What does this woman look like to you?|
Monday morning, my computer was on and I had this picture up. I excitedly showed it to one of the ladies in my office and this was her reaction: “Ugh! She looks like a wild animal. I hope that is not what you are planning to do with your hair”. I was stunned and hurt. It was a reality check that natural hair still has so much negative stigma in this country, it is unbelievable. And THAT my friends is when I decided that I am keeping this hair until it become this long.
|Ms Mahogany Boisseau, I am hot on your heels|
It’s like she dared me. I am on a mission to prove to myself first and foremost and to anybody else that cares to listen that it can be done.