Remember my twists? Yeah they weren't great but I tried and thought I looked a lil cute, at least presentable. That night I went down to meet MH for dinner. He was standing with a random dude, I don't know who he is. When MH saw me he burst into laughter and goes "You look mad."
HOLD UP. WTH??
I was really upset. I mean, I don't think that was necessary. A simple "Hmm.. I don't like this style, I preferred the other one" would have sufficed. In front of a stranger too. MTCHEW. He made me so self-conscious and for the rest of the week I wrapped up my hair when I left my room. This made me angry, the feeling that I had to cover my hair but at the same time I wasn't ready to expose myself to negative comments. Does this mean I love my hair any less? Not at all.. but I don't see why I should subject myself to that sort of negativity. I can love my hair whether it's covered or not. Some will disagree but hey *shrug.* I honestly believe though I am fairly confident in my hair, I'm too new to it so loads of negativity may break me and I'll end up relaxing again.
Scenario 2: Skype call with my cousin. She's all "Lemme see the hair" so I was like sure why not. Camera comes on, she starts screaming "AI WHAT IS THIS!?! YOU LOOK A HOT MESS!!" Err... ok. Again, the twists werent professional but seriously? SMH. I've spoken to her twice since and each time she reitinerated the fact that she thought the hair was messy. Ok fine. It's messy. I know you think it's messy. I haven't forgotten. Can we drop it now?
Anyway. So today I had class and to be honest the twists were looking really lived in LOL so I did a twist out. LOVING the result. When I went to class a couple of people complimented me.. whoop! The first girl that asked me where I did it, I told her I did it myself but the second girl I went into more detail about going to the barber first. Then the first girl overhears and is like "Oh so you did go somewhere?" Honestly, if anybody asks me I will initially tell them I did it myself. Why? Because I refuse to credit my awesome looking hair to that barber. He didn't do anything except cut off a few inches.. WHICH I COULD HAVE DONE MYSELF. So yeah.. Great hair today. I'm almost sad that I'm locing it up.. ALMOST! I figured this is the time to rock the locs.. while I'm still young. Ghana can handle a natural female president but I think a loced one would be pushing it haha. My hair is still a bit dry in places but I think it's a result of the water spritzing I've been doing. I need to stop being lazy and go to Cheras for the coconut oil before Friday.. hmm. With the twist out, I realised that if I OVER finger comb, the curls just drop and I end up with a frizzy afro section. Lesson for tomorrow :-D Otherwise I think it was ok.
OH I FORGOT. I HAVE HEAT DAMAGE!! :-( I'll take pics of that when I wash my hair but yeah, on the top of my head the hair is straight. I was so confused.. then I remembered that in December I tonged my hair for my cousin's wedding. You know Ghana.. that thing is going to go in the mini oven for ages then they put it in your hair, put it back in the oven, repeat... over and over again. I remember I was upset because the thing was too hot and everyone was like it's the oil that's burning, not my hair. HA. Well the result.. no more napps :-( I hope this doesn't affect my starter locs. BTW I'm starting those on Friday/Saturday.. YAY! I'm still debating the size though.. All I know is that I don't want them too small but at the same time not too big. Will get back to you on that. Aight then.. PICTURE TIME!!
Back view. See what I mean about afro sections?
From here on in its just me tryin to model.. and failing LOL!
And now I leave you with a laugh for the road... because I care :-D