The first myth is that natural hair is not professional. And along with this myth is the myth that people with natural hair belong to certain subcultures (activists, poets, hippies or criminals).
Seeing is believing. So, first I have posted a variety of people that have natural hair. My aim here is to show that natural hair isn't a certain look that belongs to a certain type of person. From top to bottom (Rapper Lil' Wayne; Whoopi Goldberg, award winning actress and grandmother of 3 sporting a chic look by Christian Siriano ; Sanyika Calloway Boyce, a financial expert and entrepreneur who has been featured on Good Morning America; Professor and famous activist Angela Davis)
So who has natural hair? Criminals? Yes some criminals have natural hair. Please understand that I am not saying all rappers are criminals. Activist? Yes some political activist have natural hair. Conservatives? Yes some conservatives have natural hair. Lesbians? Yes some lesbians have natural hair. Lawyers? Yes some lawyers have natural hair.
When you decide to go natural or keep your natural hair, you have to consider it will be you with the natural. If you are a professional, it will be you as the professional being you are with natural hair. If you are not a rapper and you have locks, then it can't be true that only rappers have locks. Got it?
So, natural hair does not belong to a certain subculture. Natural hair belongs to the wearer.
The next myth I have heard is that natural hair is too masculine for women. Or I have heard women say men will not like me with natural hair.
This is untrue. If you are not masculine to begin with, how you wear your hair won't change that. There are plenty of attractive men of all races who not only like but prefer natural hair.
My next post is about myths specifically related to Sisterlocks.
But I would like to hear your thoughts about the myths surrounding natural hair in general.