Lol.. I hear ya.. it's like as a natural you are a walking lesson to others. Well they'll eventually get it (or not) and for the meantime the ignorant comments may continue. At least you know what the truth is.
It's definitely good to know what works for you, and I agree with you on "hair typing", which I think is in and of itself a misleading term. What we call "hair typing" is just to describe the approximate size of ones curls, nothing more.
Well I just came across this blog post and wanted to share it with the board:
Nappy, natural, kinky short, long, healthy hair is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL....no matter the texture, length or color...
If you are wondering if the Big Chop is right for you do some research first.
Look at other women with the Big Chop style, as they will offer you a level of self-confidence.
Ask yourself this, do I have the strength to be myself?
Do I have Love myself enough to look in the mirror and Love my Kinky curls?
Oh wait don't assume I am talking just for the sake of sake of saying this..
I did the Big Chop and let me tell you it was one of the most FREEING experiences I ever felt.
I had long dread locks down to the middle of my back!!!
Yes, it was a shock to many of my friends, family, co-workers.
Did I lose friends YES, did I have crazy stares YES, and did I care NO!!!
Did I wonder how people were going to accept me or reject me.. Yes I did..
I did not let that stop me from remembering ..that I was Beautiful no matter what .
I gave myself positive Affirmations!!!
Let me share a few of my affirmations in hopes that they can help you as they did for me..when I did my Big Chop..
When I look in the mirror I see beauty.
I know who I am ..
I know I am A STRONG BEAUTIFUL WOMAN OF COLOR...
I am in Love with my curls, I love the way they bounce back
They stand at attention on the top of my head...Just like a CROWN
I am so much more than my hair
My hair does not define the powerful being that my God has created me to be...
However, I am forever grateful...
I can use my hair to enhance my beauty in whichever way I choose.
Because I AM BEAUTIFUL!!!!
My thoughts Anaiyah~