Keshia natural hair

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If the big chop wasn’t the route you wanted to take for a head full of curls and coils, you might have chosen to grow your hair beneath wigs, weaves, or extensions. In the meantime, people have grown accustomed to seeing you with a cascade of hair hanging below your shoulders and you might be feeling hesitant to change the image you have created.

Now, your choice may have evolved into a secret that you’ve been keeping to yourself for a while. Sure, your loved ones might know, but the rest of the general public has no clue. Maybe you feel a little sensitive about it. Perhaps it challenges your confidence because you’re afraid of what others may think about you after seeing your natural texture.

Making changes to your appearance -- major or minor -- is a step that dares us all to look into ourselves, but when it comes to your hair, there can be some overwhelming anxiety surrounding how others feel about it. Here are some tips to help while you mull over your resolution to come out the closet and proudly wear your natural hair.