ayothemayo asked:

Why always the slicked back hair bun? Don't you want to try other hairstyles?

A lot of black girls, like myself, wear their hair in a bun as form of a ‘protective style’. It protects my hair from breaking off [specifically at the ends] and it helps my hair to grow faster. I’m all about natural hair care darling. 

My family members flipped shit when I went natural. It’s grown back pretty fast and I keep having my older family members tell me their so glad I’m letting my hair grow again because they think I’m prettier with longer hair. My response is always “Oh, I’m cutting it again/keeping it short because I love how much confidence I have with short hair.” They never have a response, because how can you tell a young woman that you think it’s bad that she can be confident regardless of her hair length?