My mom just looked at me and said “I think this whole natural hair thing is so people can use it as an excuse not to take care of their hair.”
Excuse you, mom. I’d venture that natural hair people take way more time taking care of their hair than you do taking care of your relaxed dyed hair.
And last week she told me that it was just a fad and in a couple years you wouldn’t see anyone wearing their hair naturally -_-
I swear every other day she’s complainjng about something or another about my hair.
Gosh I wish I was on campus.
I’m getting really tired of my co workers and classmates telling me how nice I look with these braids in (I dunno what they’re called when you braid it part way and leave the rest).
But seriously, every other day I get told that I “look nice with long hair”. What, so my actual hair doesn’t look as nice as this knotty tangly mess of plastic? I’ve had these in for a while and I’m really starting to miss my hair, but I know the second I take them out it’s gonna be “I liked your hair more before”, and that is not making me feel very confident at all :(
I think I’m just going to stop watching youtube videos and going on tumblr for the next couple years till my hair grows out.
My hair is like either awkward or twakward. It’s maybe closing on 4.5 inches in front (5 if I’m being generous) and 6 inches and something in the back. One source says I’m awkward and another says I’m not. I’m not beefing. It’s too short to just wash it and have it shrink up (reasonably) to my head, and not long enough to feasibly twist each day. I can get away with 4 flat twists, maybe 3, but I dont think I could do two unless I used really really small stitches and a zig zag pattern.
ANYWHO my point is: my hair may not be long enough to really style, but it sure as heck is long enough to make knots! I also know that whenever I put anything in my hair with the intention to detangle, I come away with hair.
I keep telling myself it’s natural for hair to shed, but I mean sectioning it to carwash = hair. Sectioning it to twist = hair. Touching it with anything = hair. I just feel im doing something wrong (Or maybe I didn’t detangle it enough).
SO. Long story short. My hair isn’t very long. Do I look up finger combing or just keep trying my luck with combs for now?
I’ve my first “HOLY CRAP” Moment today.
So I’m still at TWA stage, I’ve got maybe 4 or 5 inches of hair all around. If I pull it from the furthest back of my hair (what will be the kitchen if I’m not careful), it reaches my shoulder.
So I was sitting after work with a couple co workers. One has maybe 3A hair and she’s of Irish descent, the other is Brazilian caucasian with loose waves. The one commented that one side of her hair was randomly curlier than the other. The other girl replied that her hair was some weird kinda curly. I just said “my hair is just crazy curly.”
They looked at eachother and the wavy haired girl said “You have like no hair, how is it curly?” I had just washed my hair this morning so it was just completely shrunken.
I just pulled it from the back down to my shoulder and they both recoiled in surprise, not thinking my hair could possibly be that long.
Ahaha it was great.
In other news, in maybe 2 or 3 months, if I wear a head full of box braids or something, my hair will be longer than I ever remember it being. And it’ll still shrink to deceptively short size XD.
Lovin being natural.
Watching videos of people who have been natural for a few years and they’re showing off their afros and blow outs make me so excited.
I cannot wait until I have HUGE hair.