DISCLAIMER: I know the title is poor grammar just felt like paying a little homage to “Is You Is Or Is You Aint My Baby a 1944 Louis Jordan song:-)
“To be or not to be (natural),that is the question?” Soooo Question: What is it to be natural? I am getting mixed reviews. Is it a matter of opinion? Are there certain qualifications to meet the status of a “natural sistah”? If so, what are they? I’m getting a lot of varying answer on this. Are you natural if your hair is without chemicals? For example if you have never used a perm or relaxer are you considered natural? Or are you still considered not natural if you press/ blow dry/ flatiron your hair (basically use heat to alter the texture of your hair). I’ve also heard that even if you don’t apply heat you aren’t considered “natural” if you use products to alter the texture of your hair.*currently pulling at my own hair out of confusion
I had never put so much thought into it before I heard a few you tubers and read a few blogs with people stating their position on the debate. I know I am new to embracing my (what I consider natural) hair but I thought at long as there isn’t a perm or relaxer in my head I was considered “natural” already. Am I wrong? Does it really matter? What do you think?