To me, hair that is too “done” is unnatural. I believe people often forget that while some brands of manipulation enhance beauty, others manage to erase it altogether. Take for instance the impressively spatial afro, or the insouciant tousled layers of a Frenchwoman’s locks, or the chic simplicity of a braid draped over a woman’s shoulder. There is a feeling that accompanies each of these mental images, a bit of history that seems worth listening to, if for no other reason than they represent the essence of a freer feminine. Identifying with the strict, straight, sex appeal of a teased bouffant is like choosing the grocery over the garden. As the saying goes, “your shoes represent who you are, but your hair is who you want to be”.
Perhaps women should aspire to less artifice and more real beauty before we all become caricatures of ourselves.