In my opinion, my hair is awesome. However, after my transition from processed to natural,
|Double Strand Bantu Twistout|
I guess now, I feel more confident. As the years have passed, I've been more confident in my body and now I'm a lot more confident in my hair. I guess that is what is really important on this journey - confidence! The more confident I feel, the better I feel and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
As for my hair, I go through phases. Just in the past few weeks, I've had different hair styles. Even my boss said, "I never know what you are going to look like when you come to work". Me, I took that as a solid compliment.
|Wash and Go|
Some mornings, I do a quick wash and go. By quick, I mean really quick because I get up at the absolute last possible minute. My sleep is precious. When I first started doing this, I would wrap my hair in a cloth or t-shirt, dry it a little bit, add some product, and out the door. As I've gotten wiser about my hair, I've learned a new method my hair like a lot better.
Now when I do my wash and go, I add my conditioning products as soon as I get out of the shower - hair drenched and all. Then, I put on a shower cap while I finish my face washing routine, makeup routine, and getting dressed routine (LOL). Once I have on all my clothes, the shower cap comes off and my curls are a lot more cute (in my opinion) than what it is when I just let it air dry immediately out of the shower.
I've also fallen in love with doing bantu knots. My dad actually likes it when I leave it in those knots. I don't think my hair is long enough to really look cute in that style, but every once in a while, I'll wear my hair like that around him. The curls from my bantu knots are gorgeous, but it is important to let the hair dry completely. Due to the thickness of my hair, I need a solid 36 to 48 hours for my hair to be dry.
|Double Strand Twistout|
Every once in a while, I will pay someone to straighten out these coils. Why do I pay someone? Simple - I do not have the patience to do it myself! I can get the back third of my hat done and then I get back in the shower, just to wet my hair.
|Fresh Blowout and Flat Iron|
After I've had my hair flat ironed, I can maintain it myself for about two weeks. On the other hand, due to my current location, I will also lose the hair battle because of humidity. Therefore, some days, even though it is straight, it's really big!
Here is what I think it hilarious - on the days when my (I think) hair looks a mess, people love it! In fact just yesterday, this lady loved my hair and I could only laugh and say thank you.
I guess this is a long way to tell you, I love my hair and I love that people love my hair! I guess this was also a long way to tell you, I don't mind you touching my hair - IFF (if and only if) you ask me and I allow you to do so. Now, don't just put your hand in my hair like you know me or something because you will get your feelings hurt. But, I totally understand people being interested in things that look cool to them.
I think it is cool that people are so interested in my hair. Sometimes, the conversations about how I styled it can get a little bit long, but I don't mind. My hair is part of me and if that is the part of me you want to know about, so be it. Besides, it may lead to other conversations and that is truly fine with me. I'm a people person and I like to chat it up...even though I am really a fan of writing it up (as you can see).
I would say find me a shirt that says yes, you can touch my hair, but some of yall might take it to the extreme and I don't have time for that madness. But, if you ever see me out in public and you think my hair looks cool, just ask if you can touch my hair. It may just end up being your lucky day.