Growing up, I always wanted my hair straight and permed like the white girls (Americans & Asians) because it was the "in-thing". I hated it when my mum would use tread on my hair, I thought it made me look like an uncool village black girl *covering my face*
Now, I appreciate 'Who I Am': a black lady with kinky black full hair, thick lovey lips (I used to wish I had thin lips until I heard about how non-Africans with thin lips were injecting their lips (lip augmentation) to make it fuller like mine! I love my thick lips now!), brown beautiful skin and an African-beauty! *wink*
Going natural can be a serious, exciting, bold step to take and sometimes stressful to maintain. But what keeps the love going is that as a "Fro Chic" you learn to appreciate, love taking care and 'playing' with your hair.
Got a new kinky inspiration, Aisha of "My Fro & I". She doesn't just make kinky hair look good, but she also ROCKS it to the point you just want to go natural by force, if you ain't one already!
Aisha took up a natural hair challenge to do 30 different hair styles for 30 days. No repeats but slight modification of styles. Was very and still tripped at how she was able to overcome that challenge and boy am I inspired.