Everyone has been trying to figure out why natural hair is such a big deal! Why is everyone talking about it and making it seem as if natural is the only way to go? To us naturals, the answer may seem obvious. To newly naturals, the answer may still be clear. Natural hair is the hair that naturally grows out of your head, however it looks. That should be the norm for black women. However, side ways lace front wigs and slick down perms have become the norm. That sounds completely backwards. When I finally decided to go natural, I had positive and negative feedback. One of the funniest things I was told was that I would have to change the way I dressed and the men I dated because I wouldn’t look right in the clothes I wore and the typical man would not be interested in me. How can that be? Why would a man not be interested in me because my hair is in its natural state the way God gave it to me? This is why natural hair is such a big deal. The negativity that surrounds it and the stigmas are mind-blowing. My hair, permed or natural, has never ruled my life. Having natural hair for me is just that; for me. It’s about loving myself from the strands that grow out of my head to the bottom of my foot. All of it is 100% me. So if going natural is a thought going through your brain, consider what that would mean to and for you. And please, for your sanity, drown out all the haters that wouldn’t know their natural hair if it smacked them in the face!