Everyday, hear me when I say, we hope today, our hair don’t play.
Did you ever wonder why my arms are so strong? Even at the end of a long day, I still have to spend sometimes an hour “getting my hair ready” for tomorrow. Some of us have to do multiple things daily….Wash, condition, moisturize, twist, tease, comb, braid, brush, iron, lay, wrap and after all that, we hope that tomorrow, our hair will comply with the vision in our mind and reward us for all the work we have done. Dear hair, today, can you just ACT RIGHT?
Even a simple ponytail, afro puff, what appears to be a simple braid or twist requires manipulation. Brush, pull, lay, tie, now sleep pretty and wake up early in case you need plan B! Many nights, my sleep cap slid off my head at night and the twists that were laying are now standing, so in the morning they are reaching for the sky and stay that way! But oh on the days my hair cooperates, you can’t tell me nothing!!
Most of us have names for our hair. An alter ego if you will. One name for when “the mane” acts right and another name on the days that are uncooperative. But more and more I love my hair every day! Even on the “bad days”, like my attitude, it comes and it goes but it’s a part of me! I love the way that you can take one head of hair and wear it multiple ways for multiple looks and it just feels so good.
I love the way it feels to run my fingers through my curly fro. I love to sit and twirl my twists. I love to trace the pattern of my braids. I love that my hair stays where I tell it to stay and move when I tell it to move. I just love my hair! It took me years to feel this way. Besides it being resilient and beautiful, Most of all, I love it because it is exactly as it grows out of my head. Natural. Home grown. All mine!
Wearing my hair as it naturally grows make me feel beautifully free! Beautifully me!!
Ode to girls with natural curls!! We may dabble and play, work and pray.. we are versatile and resilient!! It’s a lot of work but oh boy is it worth it! You’re beautiful just the way you are!!
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