maandag 25 april 2011

Semi-natural

When I came to the Netherlands I was just 19 years old 
and on my own for the first time.
And believe me, that's meaning a lot 
for a young girl from the Caribbean. 
I remember feeling terrified and excited at the same time.
This feeling is coming up lately as I'm considering to do a BC.

For those of you who don't know what I mean, BC stands for Big Chop:
"the process of cutting off the relaxed or permed ends of one's hair 
when a woman is transitioning from chemically processed hair to natural hair"

As I'm typing this post I still have doubts if I should go through with it.
I've stopped perming/relaxing my hair more than 6 months ago.
Why chop all my hair of?
The appointment with the hairdresser is made.
There's no turning back.
(and by now my hair is cut, see my new do on twitter)
As a tribute, I present my not so natural afro.


Harem trousers| Blazer | Top, Sandals & Accessories
Evans | M&S Mode | H&M 
Geek glasses | Thrifted

 I never saw myself as a woman defined by her hair.
Do you know that song of Indie Arie "I am not my hair" ?
Now that I'm about to cut all my relaxed edges of,
I do feel I AM my hair. What is happening?
I've been playing with my hair for years.
I know relaxers, I know extensions. 
I know colouring.
Hell, I even shaved my hair of once. 
(due to bad break up gals)
So why was I freaking out???

I realize I don't know it all.
I don't know (my) curls. 
This phase I'm about to enter is new.
Are you your hair?
Share your thoughts. 

1 opmerking:

  1. Darling, you know how I feel about you and your hair! I love that you let your beauty shine, you look amazing with your hair short. Thank you for one of the best weekends in my life. I love you. xx

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