I learned something just the other day. My definition of natural hair may be different from yours, especially if you’re a woman. I have found that some women define natural hair as natural length. If they don’t use relaxers or chemicals to straighten their hair then they are natural. If you ask a woman to cut her hair off and grow it from the roots…naturally you will get a totally different perception of what to be natural means.
I am not championing one version over the other. I am opening my mind to interpretation. It is easy for me to be natural in the sense of just rolling with the hair God gave me. I made the mistake of voicing my opinion (I should have known better) about what I believe. Women and hair is sacred. Maybe with men it is not so?
Tyra Banks said it best on one of her shows. She was selling the natural look until an audience member asked her for clarification on what they thought being natural in its truest since meant. Tyra then explained that it would take her natural hair 5 years to make the transition to the length that it was at time of the show. But even then her interpretation is still hers (and women alike) to define.