I LOVE pushing the envelope when it comes to wearing my natural hair at work. I’m in a corporate environment Monday – Friday 7:30 to 4:30 so every day I do my hair in the morning I’m thinking of yet another way that I can do something a little more outstanding than the day before. Being one of 3 african american individuals on the floor I work on, blending in isn’t really an option. And I am truly thankful for that! Outside of the fact that the Book calls me the salt of the earth, intended to offer a bit of spiritual flavor to an otherwise bland atmosphere, I love the idea of contradicting a corporately correct fit with a curly fro or super high mega bun. I love being different. My natural hair affords me the opportunity to be different every single day. Holy Spirit lives in me and my every day goal is to change the atmosphere he puts me in. Some love me and others love to hate me. At the end of the day the only thing that matters is that I love me.
Don’t be afraid of wearing your natural hair styles at work. Don’t fear that they could potentially hold you back from advancement. God is your source, your job, is just a resource. Love yourself. Be yourself. And the next time you think about wearing that style you’re just not sure is ok for work…go for it. And don’t just wear it, OWN IT!
After being natural for going on 3 years now, I’ve FINALLY started to embrace my hair in its fullest state. I know a lot of women who are transitioning and terrified of the fro, feeling like it’s a style that they just couldn’t wear and look good. I felt the same way for a long time. In addition to not thinking I could pull it off, I was under the impression that the fro hadn’t been in style since the 70s. I honestly thought, “Who really wears fros anymore?” Little did I know there was an entire movement of naturalistas fiercely rocking their Be You Beauty. To my defense, when your hair has been relaxed for more than half your life this is the kind of mentality you can be subject to. So even after I decided to take the leap and “somewhat” embrace my natural hair I’d always make sure it was prepped so that it had some type of curl definition whether it was in a braid out, twist out, or defining my natural curl pattern with gel. Well, I am proud to say that the days of feeling the need to do that are gone! I have officially embraced my fro, adding yet another liberating experience to the book of my natural hair journey.
I have to admit there are some key products that have played a big roll in me embracing and loving my fro. The Cantu Leave-in Conditioner and Cantu’s new Hair Lotion have made my fro experience incredible. I am loving these products and have gotten tons of positive feedback on my results. Now, whether it’s actually the look of my fierce fro or the new level of Be You Beauty confidence I’ve achieved that’s bringing this feedback is undetermined and frankly irrelevant. The point is…I feel fearless rocking my fro!
Fo details on how I achieve this fro, check out my YouTube video below. Be You Beauties!
Paired this super nice thrifted jacket with this sort of snake skin patterned dress from Macy’s with pops of cobalt and purple. Topped it off with a beat face of purple tones including this incredible lipstick by Revlon VaVa Violet. And I can’t forget this 5 day old wash and go with tons of volume. Love! Happy Friday :o)