I Wish I Cared More About Natural Hair

Writing for Clutch magazine, Kaneisha Grayson confesses that, nine years after giving up on having hair like Aaliyah's, she's still not that passionate about the natural "revolution."

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Writing for Clutch magazine, Kaneisha Grayson confesses that, nine years after giving up on having hair like Aaliyah's, she's still not that passionate about the natural "revolution."

Despite having natural hair for the last nine years, and donning “neat” locs that cascade past my shoulders, I just don’t care that much about the natural hair revolution. I’m happy that women are embracing the natural way that their hair grows and learning how to do all kinds of sexy and creative hairstyles. There is a veritable pantheon of natural hair bloggers and YouTubers who can teach you how to do any hairstyle or treatment you can think of at home. In fact, last week, I sat down with a Chescalocs tutorial and gave myself sexy spiral curls using pipe cleaners. However, if it was up to me, I would have gone to a salon and paid a natural hair passionista to wash, retwist, and curl my hair for me ...

I don’t think the natural hair revolution is anywhere near over. I think that the Youtube stars will continue in their (much deserved) rise to natural hair fame, and more and more women will big chop and begin discovering the myriad of ways they can wear their hair. In the meantime, disengaged naturals like me who are happy for them but just don’t care enough to become natural hair experts will continue to watch from the sidelines, eagerly waiting for one of our natural-hair-loving sisters to open up a salon within walking distance.

Read Kaneisha Grayson's entire piece at Clutch magazine.

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