and not because they look cool. For practical reasons.
Well, I hate doing my hair. Hate it. Always have. This is why I often wear hats or just look homeless from the forehead up.
Salons are stupid. I’ve never left a salon with a hairstyle I liked.
I never wanted a relaxer. My mother told me that I could either get a relaxer or shave my head, and here we are now. Reason #453 I will never be close to my mother. I haven’t even been relaxing my hair since April. Also, who can afford all those hair products my multi-racial hair “requires”? Not I, said the me.
Having natural hair is hard. Especially when you don’t know how to deal with it. Seeing as my hair is two different textures, I want to shoot myself in the foot at least once a week. Then something worse will be happening to me other than the monstrosity that is my hairstyle.
More upkeep than styling. If I want to roll out of bed and go to class, dreadlocks will add ease to my mornings, and we all know how much of a toddler I can be in the morning. Simply put, it would fit my lifestyle.