This is a flashback post showing what went down during the 8th month Part 2 of my natural hair journey. This post has been modified lightly for grammatical errors and such. :D
Natural Hair Journey 8th Month
If I were a bird, I wouldn’t fly away.
I was thinking (having reread the previous page). I was really going through it. I want to say to all those reading, you must value yourself (first). You must realize that you are indeed complete, special, beautiful, *insert your comment here* even if no one tells you. Instead of fishing for compliment from others, especially a significant other, compliment yourself. Me accepting myself was 3 years in the making. I’m most thankful.
25 June 05
I like my hair again.
It’s really growing and it feels healthy.
My hair challenge was too much of a challenge for me…as you can see.
Guess who I took swimming? My fro!!! Well it wasn’t swimming. The thing is, I can’t swim. I swim like a 100 pound rock…with narcolepsy.
Before I went I preshrunk (by wetting it) my fro because I could not handle not knowing how my hair would react to pool water.
Nothing could have prepared me for what was to happen. First, water slides are the devil! Who in their right mind would slide down a steep slide, on their backs, into some water? ME! Did I mention that I can’t swim?
Up! Also, chlorine is the devil. My hair was dry and crispy!!
Ok, this is way off topic but I have to share this with you all. After having 3 boys there are some things that are not for the public to view. I don’t want to end up on www.ICan’tBelieveSheGotThatOn.com…
So this is what I found at the bathing suit store.
Yeah it cost a small fortune (it was under 200 dollars) but I like it a lot. It’s a bathing suit dress. It’s made of bathing suit material and you can jump in the water as is! Pretty cool, huh?
Sleep depravation for 3 days was provided by CC and Shawn. Thanks!
^ 27th the wash and go…looks more like the wash and go comb your nappy head. I was on my way to IHOP at like 1 am…with a see through shirt. I didn’t realize you could see through it until I saw pictures that CC had taken. I was walking around all day with my boobs showing. I guess that’s what I get for making a shirt out of a scarf. Thanks Angel! (she bought me the scarf for Christmas)
^ 28th picked out fro!
And the number one reason why I hate Walmart…
So I walk out of Walmart after having a convo with someone about how GHETTO the Walmart in another city is and how I don’t see too many strange things at the Walmart down the street from me. Well, that was until today.
So I get outside and there is a plume of smoke to my left. I was like WTH! There were two people standing at the exit proclaiming that they hope the surrounding cars don’t catch on fire. This is when I started booking. I did the I-gotta-go-pee walk, to my car. People in the parking lot were doing the pee walk too BUT they were walking to the plume of smoke. I was like, shid yall crazy as hell. The firetrucks came, but these stupid mofo were still standing near the car that was on fire. Only at Walmart!
Tell the truth: Does my fro look misshapen?
So I go get my eyebrows done and why does STEVE, my brow guy, clown my fro? He said my fro was misshapen. An argument ensues. I won. He was trying to tell me that I need to trim it especially the top because I don’t sleep on the top of my head and that’s why the textures is different. WRONG. I have the same texture in the back of my head…and I sleep on that area.
Natural Hair Journal 8th Month Continued
[Leaves out blog post about balls... YES, those type of balls.]
3 July 05
I’m so proud of myself I kept my hair in a fro for almost a week without washing it.
I pinned up the side for a faux hawk.
I really didn’t care to much for the faux hawk. Also, I’ve also noticed that when I pick out my hair it takes a while for the naps to snap back.
3 July 05
I need a break for a while from doing my hair. I’m going to put twists in them and keep it like that for a least 5 days.
I really did a good job on these twists.
I took my time and made sure they were nice and neat.
7 July 05
The twists held up nicely. I like them a lot
8 July 05
So I go to the Sugar Water Concert and you will not believe what happened. The powers that be in yellow shirts took my camera . Ok, so I was taking pictures illegally and I just had to get closer to the stage. I got my camera back before I left the venue.
9 July 05
Guess where I went today? The Cheesecake Factory. And why was I at the Cheesecake Factory? I was there for a nappy gathering! I had so much fun!!! After spending almost 30 dollars and then getting sick as hell later on that day. (It was awful.) After the meal we went to the mall and I bought a book, a purse and some shoes. All of that was cheaper than what I paid for the freaking meal that made me sick!
NAPPY QUESTIONS NUMBER ONE:
How do you get your hair like that? I’m not sure what the “like that” means [8 years later, "like that" means curly]. I usually tell them that it’s genetic. This one guy stated that they (my hair) should be longer in a year. I guess he thought I was growing locs. Everyone perception of hair is different. One would say my naps are curls (HA) and some say they are locs.
This is the shake and go that I wore to the gathering. My naps are off the chain. I still struggle with trying to embrace my many hair textures. I don’t fight with my hair as much as I did in the beginning.
11 July 05
Two words. Bantu Knots.
I really like them!!
They turned out so nicely!
Well, that’s it for the 8th month of my natural hair journey, stay stunned for month 9. Thanks for listening. :D