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17 Responses

  1. Cindy says:

    Finally someone gets to speak out for the strugglers (me) with stagnated 4c hair. I’ve tried doing all youtube tutorials,buying all this natural oils but still!Nkt anywy we shall get there… hopefully.
    P.S Love the piece of article, very true!

    • hairpolitan_mag says:

      Thank you Cindy for your comment. We’re glad you found the article refreshing. Hang in there, the journey gets easier and more exciting.

    • Joan Masinde says:

      Thank you for the honest comment. I am with you on the struggers congregation. Continue growing and glowing through the process.

  2. Sly Wacuka says:

    Hey Joan !!! Thanks for being honest and standing up for other women who might feel they’re not enough because their natural hair isn’t long enough.
    Remember me ?

  3. zaka says:

    Wow!!I relate 100%. I had someone tell me to pierce my ears, so that I would be more feminine. But piercing ears doesn’t make hair grow…I mean c’mon!
    I learned that as long as I believed that I was feminine (which by the way is not wearing skirts, and lipstick etc), and that I was beautiful, I wouldn’t have to worry about fitting into a mold. I love my short hair. I’m so thankful that it helped me realize that I was more than just looks.

    • hairpolitan_mag says:

      Hello Zaka, thank you for your comment. You are right, despite what everyone tells you…believing that you are beautiful and enough is the key to happiness.

    • Joan Masinde says:

      You have just warmed my heart.
      I was told to put on make up to assure people of my femininity but does make up define a woman? Thank you for your encouraging words. I’m sure your short hair is beautiful 😉

  4. Josephine Awino says:

    It annoys me a lot when one is not tole of this other side. Like all the girls in them youtube videos be growing their hair long and curly when my is stuck at one stage. I’ve cut my hair twice but still got stuck at the same length. The annoying thing is seeing someone who did the BIG CHOP way after you having hair longer than yours. And i always just keep telling people that i trim my hair frequently so it stays the same length. But kumbe it has refused to grow and rebelled against my wishes.

    • hairpolitan_mag says:

      Hello Josephine, thank you for your comment. We’re sorry that your hair seems to get stuck at one length. Are you doing anything to accept your hair as it is?

    • Joan Masinde says:

      Everyone who did their big chop after me, their hair is growing, mine was stuck. I felt so bad and i became a youtube junkie because i was trying to diagnose my hair problem. Piece of advice, hair is as different as the person next to you. what works for them doesn’t always work for you so you have to take time to learn your hair. Patience is key and loving the journey is the secret. thank you for your comment and please keep us posted.

  5. Nasi says:

    This may be unpopular, but I didn’t go through an “ugly” phase..I actually felt way cooler with short hair..I think if you start the journey expecting your hair to move mountains coz of the pictures online, you’ll be terribly in point. All the best in your journey

    • hairpolitan_mag says:

      Hello Nasi, thank you for your comment. It’s quite true what you’ve said, the mentality with which you get into the natural hair journey determines your experience overall.

    • Joan Masinde says:

      Thank you for the advice Nasi. Slowly i’m learning to set my own standards for hair beauty. thank you again 🙂

  6. Bella says:

    Gotta say, I loved my hair short. I thought I looked fierce and unique, like I belonged on the cover of some magazine. I hate to admit it, but in a gathering (like church) I would look at all the limp relaxed hair and shake my head. Did the image in my mind match what others saw? Probably not. I saw the look that some people gave me. But honestly, so strong were my convictions thatit didn’t bother me. I would say to them, in my head of course, ‘dahrling, you just don’t know that you don’t know!’. Yeah, the natural hair snobbery was strong in me back then…

    TLDR: No, I didn’t think that was the ugly stage. I enjoyed my short fro and would often wear it in its shruken state- no twist outs even.

    • hairpolitan_mag says:

      Thank you Bella for your comment. Loving that you were self assured and confident in your short natural hair. It is important we share our struggles and successes so that those behind us can learn and have an easier time.