Going natural is exciting, fun, and sometimes overwhelming. There are so many new things to learn. You have dos and don’ts, natural hair acronyms, and of course hair types. Hair typing is one of the first things you learn about in the beginning of your natural hair journey.
I remember when I did my big chop I learned about hair typing and it was fun, and all of a sudden it turned out to be very confusing. I would see other naturals get exciting about certain hair textures only to end disappointed when they realize their hair was not the texture that they had hoped for.
It’s okay to be a little disappointed but you must also understand that your hair is beautiful and it is you. Self confidence is very important during your natural hair journey. I understand your thoughts of not being accepting because of your hair, but you have to realize that it isn’t true. There is always someone that is secretly admiring your confidence and strength to go natural.