They call me Mellow Michel. I'm guessing cuz I'm so easy-going. I'm a sophomore in college, and a political science and English major. School has my life rite now, and it's selfish and not wanting to share it with anything or anyone. I just wanted to share my hair experience with everyone. Enjoy!!!
I have been natural since July 27, 2008. I am learning to love my new hair, and enjoying the different possibilities of the new styles that my hair has to offer. It wasnt love at first sight when I did the big chop. It was one big question mark that had me wondering, "What now?" Since I was used to having long "pretty" hair, the big chop was a drastic change that took a toll on me emotionally. Since then, I have come to terms with my hair, and I can now freely enjoy the liberation that I recieved through my big chop.
I am now able to look in the mirror and see a beautiful girl with beautiful hair.
I am now able to disregard the ignorant comments made by men who don't appreciate the true natural look of a black woman.
I am now able to love and embrace all of me, just how God intended me to be.
Just because I am now able to appreciate everything does not mean that I don't struggle here and there. Sometimes I think about going back to relaxing my hair because I miss the straight, flowy hair, but then I remember why I went natural in the first place.