Addicted to That Creamy Crack
I'm an addict! There...I said it. I'll even shout it from the mountain top! But, does my addiction mean that I'm a bad person? Does it mean I have no self love? No. It just makes my life easier. In my line of work appearance is extremely important. Just turn on your T.V, and flip through magazine pages. How many women are rockin' their natural locks? Okay, maybe there are a few actresses out there. However, anchors and reporters sporting natural do's are pretty rare.
I can see it now. I walk into the newsroom with my beautiful natural kinky mane. It wouldn't take long for my boss to call me in the office. Some women choose to wear a wig to conform to what T.V. heads consider to be "acceptable." Sometimes I ask myself, "why isn't natural hair common in the news biz?" I've seen people not get hired because of their kinky locks. It's pretty sad. If I decide to get off the creamy crack, do I put my career in jeopardy?
Since becoming a mom, I've noticed a big change in my hair. When I was pregnant, it grew like weeds. Now almost two years after giving birth, it's been shedding like crazy. I've been researching ways to go back to my roots, but I'm a little apprehensive. It'll be a long process that I'm not quite sure I can manage. I'm mostly concerned about the in between process. My hair is already falling out. Would it get worse? Would it be difficult to style? If I wasn't on-air, I wouldn't have to worry about how it looked. I'd just put it in a ponytail and bounce. Unfortunately, I won't be able to do that for work. I don't think the bosses would go for that.
I have a lot to think about. For now, I'll continue to deep condition and take vitamins to prevent more breakage from happening. I'm not ruling out going back to my natural roots. I just have to figure out how I'll be able to balance working out and styling my hair for work everyday. So, I'll keep getting my creamy crack fix until I can figure out how to make the transition back to my natural roots.
Do you rock a natural do? Have you gone from perm to natural? Please share your story!
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