I always had natural hair, but there were times when I straightened it, during that period, when I had straight hair, I believe there was a more refined beauty. However because I am very dark skinned, black, Rastafarians especially would compliment my skin, my “Africanness” and all I seem to represent. Now I have gone back to my natural hair, but with a new perspective where I appreciate the beauty I was born with the kinky, unruly hair. I was created with it growing from each of my pores, it’s my peel and there is no imperfection in it.
Lexine, 19, Female, Jamaica