I was watching youtube and I came across this video:
Is conditioner any less natural than lotion or toothpaste? I feel that it is extremely ignorant to say that you’re only natural if you let your hair grow out of your scalp and do nothing to it – including comb, brush, condition, style, or set it. That is a hunk of bologna if you ask me! Ash is natural but that doesn’t mean I walk around like Mr. Brown!! Plaque is natural but that doesn’t mean I don’t floss and brush my teeth everyday!! Good grief some people are completely unreasonable. Physically manipulating your hair via twists, braids, bantu knots, banding, blow drying, etc. does NOT mean that you are no longer natural. It means that you have embraced the fact that you have options of how to wear your hair. Afros are fierce and gorgeous when well taken care of but should we be limited to only wearing a fro with no products in it just because someone else said that we’re only natural if we follow these specific guidelines? Seriously who are you kidding?! This baffles me that there is even debate about this issue. Some people will even say that you’re not natural if you color your hair but how does changing the color of something on the outside change the created purpose for said object? You may not like your eggs dyed green but they’ll still taste the same whether they’re green or purple or tie-dyed, Sam I Am. I just had to share that because I could never deal with my hair without conditioning and for someone to say that moisturizing my curls make me “not natural” just irks me. That is all.