BGLHer Nev, a Boston native and winner of the Now and Then November giveaway, is currently free-forming her locks.
Check out what she had to say about her choice of style:
“As you may know, I am currently freeforming my locs, which to many, is not “mainstream friendly” as it is usually considered a “messy” or “dirty” style, even to those who claim to appreciate natural hair. However, I consider my hair to be just as beautiful as that of any other natural head, regardless of the direct and indirect negativity I receive pertaining to my choice. I want to point this out because I feel that hair complexes are indeed a problem for black women all over the world, as you have mentioned in many of your blogs, and it does not stop with the natural hair community.”
What are your thoughts? Do you think locks are stigmatized, even in the natural hair community? And if so, why?