4 things to stop asking about my natural hair in 2018

Crochet braids

Photo: Britt Smith 

It’s 2018 and before you ask, yes, I’m still pretty lazy about my natural hair as far as styling. My regimen is still on point though so if you’re looking for a regimen here’s one. Although my regimen has been consistent, I still get asked the same questions about my hair and we’re only 10 days within the new year.

Did you cut your hair?

In the above picture, my hair is shorter. It is. For my “light bright” friends this is known as SHRINKAGE. I have NOT cut my hair and don’t plan to anytime soon. Yet 2 weeks into the New Year, I’m asked if I cut it. Meanwhile, last week you saw me with the same hair shrinkage. *Inserts side-eye* lol But seriously, I didn’t cut my hair, and if I ever do, you’ll know for sure.

What kind of Crochet is that?

Wait…WHAT?! lol. Has anybody else been asked if their hair that’s growing from their own scalp is crochet? I know crochet has become really popular in the last 3 years or so, but come on, not everyone is wearing crochet. Honestly, I want to try crochet braids but have yet to experiment. I don’t find this offensive it’s kind of a compliment to me on some levels because maybe my hair looks put together that day. Like I said not everyone wears crochet and no offense to those that do, I think I’m interested in trying this year. Then, and only then will I tell you where I got it from. lol

Why don’t you straighten it to see your length?

I’m not going to lie it’s almost been about 4 years since I’ve actually straightened my hair, so I’m curious to know how I look again with straight hair. There’s only so much that pulling at your shrinkage can do for length check but I’ll straighten it when I feel like I need to. Hey, call me stubborn but I’m not the one to do what somebody tells me to do with my hair. So, if you tell me to straighten it you’ll most likely see me with a wash n go the next day. 🙂


How does your hair keep changing?

This is called black girl magic! My hair can look short, long, wavy, curly, straight, braided, twisted, whatever. I would say about 80% of the time my hair has a mind of its own and it does what it wants. I think I’m doing a certain style and it comes out another way, so that’s the magic and versatility of having natural hair. It’s a surprise everyday when I look in the mirror lol sometimes good sometimes bad but I go with it.


Photo: Britt Smith 

Let me know in the comments what natural hair “phrases” you’re tired of hearing.


Kineatra Jones MS, founder & editor of NaturallyNex.com loves educating women on all things natural hair, beauty, and life. Created in August 2015, NaturallyNex.com is a lifestyle, entertainment, and beauty blog. We are focused on showing the most updated information on natural hair, beauty, fashion, travel, and encouragement. NaturallyNex.com occasionally hosts contests and other giveaways.


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