Don't get me wrong, I love my natural hair, but of course, like with everything, there are a few things I wish I could change.
I have more than one hair texture
When you first go natural, you hear a lot about hair textures. It's the basis for everything one will do as a natural. One's hair texture determines everything they will do with their hair. All hair textures require different hair care. It sucks, even more, when you are born with more than one hair texture. My hair is 4a and 4c. The middle of my hair (4a) takes in water well, and my curls pop without any work at all. The front and back of my hair (4c) are tightly compact, so most people mistake it for being nappy when in fact it's curled. They're just tightly compacted and don't clump together along with the fact that it doesn't take in water that well.
It crumbles under pressure
If you know anything about type 4 hair, then you know that it takes the shape of anything. If you read my "4 things I hate about winter" post, then you would know that wearing hats suck because it flattens my hair after only 5 min of wearing it. I could make my hair look like garnet's from Steven Universe if I wanted to.
It defies gravity
This annoyed me a lot when I had long hair because I waited so long for my hair to fall on its own, but it never did. The only way my hair would fall is if I weighed it down with a product which I was never a fan of because my scalp does not appreciate all the gel I used on my hair. Even so, that look would only last a day before my hair went back to standing upright.
Type 4 hair is prone to dryness. I hate how dry my hair feels, and I always have this need to spray it with water. I usually spray my hair multiple times a day because I hate the feeling of dry hair, but this might have more to do with my hair being low porosity. Still, it gets dry, and I hate it.
Never does what I want it to do
My hair has never done what I wanted it to do, or maybe parts of it didn't. I think every natural goes through this. We see how cute one person looks with a certain style, and we try to replicate it, but we fail miserably. Even with my hair short, it doesn't come out the way I want. My 4a part of my hair follows the rules, but my 4c part does not do what I want. It does what it wants. I would love perfect spirals all over my head, but my hair says no, so I'm forced to look the way I do.
In conclusion, my hair annoys me, but sometimes it's more my fault than my hair. Everyone can preach about self-love and loving your hair for the way it is, but that's easier said than done. Do I wish my entire head was 4a? Of course, but there's nothing I can do to change the way my hair comes out of my head. All I can change is how I perceive my hair and not to let the world around me think a certain way about it.