WRITTEN BY CHRISTIAN DOUGLAS VIA CURLYNIKKI
The Process... full glam (hair and makeup poppin)... take 42 selfies from the same angle with various minute facial changes... choose one selfie... apply 7 filters then blur... post picture to instagram, share to facebook, twitter, tumblr, linked in, my momma, my boss... attach 33 hashtags... wait.
3 hours later still NO FEATURE
What does this mean? Was my hair not quite as fabulous as I thought? Do they not like me? Did they just not see it? Yep that's it!
*Grabs phone and chooses the second best "selfie" and repeats process*... still no feature!
The natural community that we have all clamored to join and stalk religiously can can leave us a bit disgruntled if we allow it. I am guilty of this myself and that's why I feel more than competent to talk to you about this.
The benefits of participating in natural hair communities via social media are numerous. I can attest to the amazing friendships, business connections, learning and inspiration that can all become yours by simply tagging a picture with #naturalhair. That dose of "inspo" can come with a nasty dose of insecurity too though, if we let it.
Being featured or not being featured should never make or break your day. It's meant to be a fun way to meet new fabulously amazing naturals and a means to share advice and support. So let it be that instead of the new and improved version of the high school popularity contest.