#RealTalk: Addicted to Twist Outs? You Probably Hate Your Natural Hair
By. Jordan Edmond
First, a disclaimer. I LIVE for a popping twist out. Luscious, chunky and voluminous. Is there really anything better? A fierce twist out (or braid out for some) can send your confidence level to an all-time high. Might mess around and think you’re Beyonce, Erykah Badu—or somebody’s celebrity. But there’s a flip side. How do you feel when you’ve worked so hard on preparing a bomb twist out, only for it to end up flat and lackluster? If you feel any ounce of embarrassment at the thought of leaving the house without a defined look, you may have a problem.
As women, we tend to have the ability to spot someone with low body confidence a mile away. We know other women who have body confidence issues, we even recognize the body confidence issues that we have within ourselves. (Curse you European standards of beauty!) But, can we spin that self-awareness around and self-evaluate whether or not those same negative notions trickle into our relationship with our own hair?
How to Know if You Actually Hate Your Natural Hair
An easy way to decipher this is to ask yourself these 3 questions:
Am I okay with rocking a full on afro?
Do I find my natural unprofessional?
Do I feel less pretty with kinks vs. curls?