How do (did) you feel about new growth? This question pertains to most women, not just Black women so please chime in! J How did you feel when your color grew out and you had undyed roots? What about when your curly permanent grew out and your natural hair grew in? Did this affect how you felt about yourself? Did you go about your normal daily routine or did this prevent you from going out? I’d love to hear your stories.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
New growth ruined my relaxed facade
New growth. Wow! That phrase brings back a rush of memories of my relaxed hair being overrun with my natural hair. When I saw this image, it brought back a rush of emotions (Image found at: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/3c/77329-opininion-3b-3c-4a-i-am-confused.html). The funny thing is that when I searched “new growth” on the Internet and looked at images, I came up with verdant images of strong spruce trees, plant stems all glistening with dew, budding shoots and many other beautiful images from nature. This made me pause. New growth is a good thing. It represents rebirth, life, strength. But why did new growth have such a negative connotation when I was younger? Was it that I was resentful, afraid of the fact that the real me was rearing its ugly head and peaking through the cracks of my relaxed façade?