When I first told my mom that I was going natural, she was basically like, "Yeah, ok." I'm sure she thought that I was just stretching my relaxers and when I was tired of dealing with my new growth, I'd go running to her for a touch up. Wrong. I BCed while I was at school, so my parents didn't see my TWA until almost 2 months later. My mom loved my hair, but my dad? Not so much. He doesn't really make negative comments, but it's clear that it'll be a long time before he loves my afro puffs. Either way I'm glad that no one in my family refers to my hair as "nappy" or makes other derogatory comments because it would definitely be a never ending battle and they would lose every time, lol. Some women aren't so lucky though. It saddens me to know that many people have absolutely no support from their families and significant others...it sure would make the transition to natural hair a lot easier. Although I do understand why older generations have issues accepting natural hair, sometimes I wonder if there will ever be a point when they are supportive and understand why more women are ditching relaxers and transitioning to natural hair.
If your family is criticizing you for going natural, all I can tell you is DO YOU. I know it is only natural to seek the approval of the people you love, but sometimes your happiness and peace of mind is more important than the opinions of others. Ultimately, you are the one who has to walk around with natural hair, not your family. So, if you are comfortable rocking your kinks, that is all that matters. Have confidence in yourself and know that YOU are not the "crazy" one. It's crazy for others not to accept one of your most unique, beautiful characteristics.
How did your family/ significant other respond to your transition to natural hair? How did you deal with their reaction?