Married to a Natural
During my hiatus, Hubby and I were on date night and captured a few pictures. The results were quite hilarious.
In each attempt my hair wanted to block my husband's shine time! My hair would just not let him be great! Lol This started me thinking...I know how transitioning to natural hair changed me but how did it affect him? Thus an impromptu interview followed...
Shan: How did you feel when I decided to "go natural"?
Bearded Gent: I was devastated, no more like shocked. I was used to playing in your [straight] hair. I just knew I wasn't going to like it even before seeing it. I felt this way because I was used to your relaxed look for two years.
S: When did your opinion change?
BG: When I realized I didn't fall in love with you for your hair. Also, once you became comfortable with it and more versatile with styles, I loved it. I actually love your hair more so natural than when relaxed.
S: Did you express your initial dislike?
BG: No. I didn't want to hurt your feelings. I don't think your were confident with being natural & I didn't want to knock you while you were down.
S: How do you feel about "internet beefs" between #teamnatural vs. #teamrelaxed?
BG: Its a pointless debate. It's up to the individual on how they keep up their hair. At the end of the day, if your hair is healthy, trimmed and moisturized, both teams win and can exist mutually. The one thing I will say is ladies please WAIT! Stop relaxing these babies hair. They aren't old enough to care for it properly and they too young to consent to having harsh chemicals applied to their bodies. That's a mature decision. So let your daughters mature a little before discussing relaxers. Either way, regardless if your natural or relaxed, you still need to maintain your hair. Regular maintenance is a MUST! Other than that, rock your doux!
S: Has my #naturallife benefited you since I started wearing my hair "natural"?
BG: I get FREE products to put in my beard. Yes, dudes listen to me...my wife's "kitchen mixes" work, have your beard feeling like goose feathers! lol
Really, "goose feathers"...aaaaand on that note...after a huge exhale of laughter....concludes the interview of "The Bearded Gent" aka My Hubby!
For more shenanigans, follow his blog: The Bearded Gent
Talk to you later lovelies,
~Shan, Naturally Random