One of my co-workers is natural — under her weave. She also has long beautiful nails — under the acrylic. And her big almond shaped eyes really sparkle — under her amethyst contacts. Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to chastise her. I think every woman’s method of beauty should be germane to her situation. Who am I to decide how a woman should primp? It does however perplex me that this very same co-worker literally rants that,
“Women who choose to relax don’t really appreciate their heritage. Therefore they can’t possibly love themselves.”
My co-worker is one of those aggressive naturals. You know the ones that turn the subject of hair into a full on debate. She is completely against relaxers and has no qualms about expressing her disgust for another woman’s chemically straightened tresses — to her face! Yet, she wears fake outs everyday.
I am not against weave. In fact, I am quite found of weave. Its versatile, can serve as a protective style, and you have endless options to chose from. I am not against acrylic nails either, but when a person who happens to not relax adamantly claims they are “au natural” with all of these obviously fake editions, is that an accurate assessment?