You wouldn’t believe it but a common question that people ask about going natural is “Will My Hair Look Nappy?” or “I don’t have that good hair, so I don’t think it will look right“. Obviously, the use of the word nappy here, has a negative connotation, but who says that nappy, kinky, or coily hair is bad, and who made up these rules? Kinky or nappy hair is not bad hair, hair is hair, and as long as it is healthy it is good hair.
Now, we have all seen people with unkempt natural hair, but this should never be applied to everyone who wears their hair natural. There are just as many relaxed women who walk around with their hair looking a hot mess, if not worse. The point being is that it all depends on how well you maintain your hair no matter if you decide to relax your hair, wear it natural, texturize it or what have you.
People who are concerned about whether or not their hair will look nappy, probably shouldn’t bother going natural in the first place because they are probably interested for all of the wrong reasons. Going natural should not be a fashion trend, as for some people it is. Making the move to go back to your hair’s natural state should be done because of a healthy lifestyle choice.
Yes, seeing all of the women who rock their curly twists outs and braid outs can be alluring, but keep in mind everyone’s hair is not the same. Your hair is not going to look like the next girl that you saw walking down the street or your favorite natural hair blogger on YouTube. Your hair is unique to you, and if you are not willing to settle for the hair that you were born with, and there is a chance that you may have what is not considered “good hair”, then you should stick to your relaxer until you are ready.