As Angela was waiting impatiently for her boyfriend to propose, she was worried sick about her
stubborn shoulder-length hair. Just the thought of looking too “punk” or “hipster” on the big day
day gave her goosebumps. As a latina women, it’s part of her culture to have long, exotic hair,
just like in Indian culture.
She missed the intimate feeling she got when she let down her waist-length mane after a
long day of it being pinned up, and knowing that it’s 100% natural. It made her smile.
As a young women it was so easy to grow long, but now that she was older it was so hard and
she felt embarrassed. Harmful extensions and weird hair treatments wouldn’t cut it. She had to
start her hair journey the right way. Naturally.
Angela spent countless hours watching DIY hair routines on Youtube. She even resorted to
sugar-filled gummies that she had seen on Instagram and Facebook. It was hard work, but
when Angela measured her hair after 1 month, it grew only ½”. She wanted to cry! Her mother
and grandmother had beautiful long hair and she was the only one in the family that was short.
She felt like it was impossible for her family to “get her” at special events, and she even
spent her niece’s Quinceanera eating cake awkwardly in the corner of the ballroom.
That’s how ashamed she felt deep down.