Monday, 4 August 2008

How does God feel?

About the millions of women who alter their hair with dangerous chemicals? I'm sure he is not against us having some fun changing hairstyles,even temporarily changing hair texture,or colour. But using a substance that's a known toxin, has the ability to rapidly penetrate the skin, cause blindness, burns, and who knows what else? I mean who would willingly put this on their skin, unless somehow deluded into believing anything is better than kinky hair? And I'm not pointing any fingers, I thought that way too. For years I ignored that inner feeling that this practice just couldn't be right, and continued to slap the stuff on. When I could take it no longer I'd BC only to start back again down that painful road. I'm convinced I hold the world record on BC-ing bc I've lost count just how many tmes I did it in my attempt to be free. I bring this subject up (yet again) bc I was reminded of this phenomenon at church on sunday. I saw 2 Ladies who, inspired by my locs, made a half- hearted attempt to go natural , now back on the lye or no-lye treadmill. In weeks They have already gone from relaxer to weave to braids to relaxer to BC to texturizer to....U get the picture. That vicious cycle, all the while losing your hair. I know in 2004, I cried out to God for help. I had stayed away from the creamy crack a whole year only to backslide in june 2004, bc I didn't know what else to do. I believe it was God who led me to locs as a real alternative to loose natural hair and I changed my lifelong prejudice against them. In my culture, locs were not for sane people. You had them if you were dedicated to a shrine or insane. But I begun to see it differently and I'm eternally grateful to God for saving me and my hair. He must be really pleased with the 'back to natural' trend today. You see God cares even about your hair. Why, he knows the exact numbers of hairs on your head, And to us women, he says this. ' I gave you your hair for your covering and your glory'

4 comments:

3girlsmomma said...

I feel your deep reverance of God and your pure self-love...

It's a beautiful thing! What a blessing to be 'FREE and FREE indeed'...yes...mind, body and spirit!

anthia-ofo said...

Thanks 3girlsmomma, it's now unthinkable for me to put relaxer/perm in my hair. It's akin to asking me to take a snort of cocaine. I shudder at the thought...but that's just me.

Queen Nat said...

Well said, my sister! I went through this same thought process when I went natural. The Lord is indeed pleased with us when we honor him in our temples, from head to toe!

anthia-ofo said...

Thanks queen