I am a black woman and I am already missing the summertime. I love to go to a local swimming pool (and yes I will get my hair wet!) in the middle of a Texas summer. I have a naturally kinky, curly and thick afro and there is nothing relaxing on a hot day than a swim. I love my hair as much as the next woman but I have always had the mentality that my hair will not keep me from doing anything I want to do.