Hair

If I had a dime for every time someone told me to straighten my hair I would be rich.

But if I had a dime for every time I told myself I needed to, then maybe I would be richer.

See, I never really liked my natural hair.

I didn’t know how to lay my edges.

I didn’t know how to make it curly,

But I did know that straight was in.

Straight was the girl I saw and thought,

“Wow she’s beautiful”

Curly was the girl I saw and thought,

“I wish I was born with good hair too.”

I didn’t think my hair was bad,

I just thought that it wasn’t pretty.

After all of the years of damaging my hair

I still remember celebrating the first time

that I got it relaxed..

It was the first time I was brainwashed into thinking natural wasn’t beautiful enough,

and I always thought to mys